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Win 8 - how do I stop this happening?

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Jux Sun 23-Feb-14 17:48:33

Using the laptop (Win 8/Firefox) for MN, every time I click in the post message box I get a new window pop up with this address:

which I immediately closed (top right red X) and then I get an extra tab up in the main window with this address:

How on earth do I stop it?

DoctorTwo Sun 23-Feb-14 18:16:24

Click on Tools, and then click on Add-ons and install a pop up blocker. Alternatively use AdBlockPlus and NoScript. The latter needs a bit of configuring but it's easy enough to do.

wyrdyBird Sun 23-Feb-14 23:03:43

Sounds like malware, Jux, or something very close to it.
I would do a full scan with your AV suite, but also download Malwarebytes for reinforcements (free).

The idea is that if your AV suite doesn't find it, Malwarebytes will. If neither finds it, try Superantispyware! I've found these two to be very effective, though others might have good suggestions too

Sneezecakesmum Mon 24-Feb-14 10:24:53

Spybot search and destroy is also a food malware killer.

Jux Mon 24-Feb-14 15:49:05

Thanks. I have a pop up blocker and ad blocker - the usual ones, recommended on MN years and years ago and I have been installing them ever since on whatever machine I have! For MN I tend to use an iPad.

I shall get the other things suggested and sort it out properly. Tbh I don't use the laptop much, it's back up really, for when I'm stuck in bed and need to run programmes for the course I'm doing, so don't usually go on internet on it at all.

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