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Damn adware is annoying, help!

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Okay so I would say about a month ago I downloaded VLC player and ever since then I have been getting pop ups in new windows a lot. It is really pissing me off. For instance, when clicking on parts on newegg, it will sometimes bring up an ad saying I have 300 seconds to claim my prize. When reading posts on OCN, random words will be high lighted in blue and it is very annoying. My antivirus is a free copy of Avira. The adware is not on the rig in my sig. I am on an old laptop. I just want to be able to remove this without reinstalling the OS. Right now I am going to try AVG-Antivirus and see if that works.
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post #2 of 9
don't forget malwarebytes
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Yes, Malwarebytes is very good. Try that out it should clear your adware up in no time.
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yea Malwarebytes. I would also use Superantispyware(google it)
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post #5 of 9
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Okay, going to run AVG-Antivirus now. If that doesn't work, I will try malwarebytes. Thanks for the replies. I will report back when finished.
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post #6 of 9
I would use malwarebytes first. Best anti-malware program imo.
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post #7 of 9
use adblock! for viruses, definitely listen to above ^^ mbam ftw
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AVG found nothing. I'll try Malwarebytes tomorrow.
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Crucial M4 Samsung Spinpoint F3 Prolimatech Megahalems Windows 7 Professional 
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click on my sig run that guide
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