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WelshMoth Sun 28-Oct-12 07:20:04

B*****d site has hijacked my laptop and I don't remember ever giving them permission to download anything. It's slowed everything down, and whenever I try and scroll down to read things mostly on MN, the screen retaliates by bouncing back up to the top.

I've run a malware scan, and tried to uninstall any unwanted software, but other than that, I can't find their software to delete it.

It's very annoying! Can anyone help?

1sassylassy Sun 28-Oct-12 07:49:32

Have a read here,removal instructions seem to depend on what browser you are using,these instructions seem to cover most.

WelshMoth Wed 31-Oct-12 12:24:10

sassy thanks tons for this link - meant to reply sooner, but half-term is keeping me busy!

I've had a go, followed all the instructions and I can't find the bloody programme anywhere on the software list to delete it. I can see something on enable/disable tool bar but for some reason I can't do anything with it.

This is irritating. I didn't give it 'permission' to invade my bloody laptop and now everything is running so slowly. Grrrrr angry

NetworkGuy Wed 31-Oct-12 15:48:26

Depending on what operating system you use (eg Windows 7 ?) you may be able to stop it by forcing a minor DNS change (that makes it impossible to visit '' from the browser). Would be happy to assist if you want.

WelshMoth Thu 01-Nov-12 07:42:40

NetworkGuy, I'd be forever in your debt if you can help me out on this. I'm a teacher and I'm going to need my laptop back to it's happy, normal and efficient self, very soon!

Whenever I open up the internet (I use Google Chrome) I have two tabs that open up simultaneously - and with absolutely no sign of Google. Everything is slow <wails>

My operating system is indeed Windows 7.

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