Watching porn has downloaded some pop-up crap on my pc, help please.

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buggeritimdonenow Mon 17-Oct-16 22:06:11

After reading about some porn on here I wandered off for a look. I can't even remember what website it was now but I know it wasn't Pornhub. Anyway, it seems to have downloaded some 'making money' bollocks which every once in a while opens a fresh tab playing an advert. This happens even if I'm not actually touching the keyboard. The tab with porn is now closed. I've run 4 scans with up-to-date software but it doesn't find anything. Anyone know how to get rid of the pop-up?

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GinAndSonic Mon 17-Oct-16 22:07:52

Clear history, cookies, cache, that might help

gunting Mon 17-Oct-16 22:11:47

It might just be a dodgy browser extension and not a virus on your computer.

buggeritimdonenow Mon 17-Oct-16 22:13:31

Ha! It's just happened right now. It said 'Clientsfromhell.net' in the address bar. I closed the tab. I've cleared my browsing history.

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travellinglighter Mon 17-Oct-16 22:44:17

I get the same on shush.net which is a tv streaming site. They are just pop ups.

buggeritimdonenow Tue 18-Oct-16 07:35:50

Well, how do we get rid of pop-ups then? It's driving me nuts. Do I need a better Ad-blocker?

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Porkswordcallingdannyboy Tue 18-Oct-16 07:45:53

First, use CCleaner and run that (free), then download Malwarebytes (free trial for 14 days), which should clear out all the pop up shite.

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McBassyPants Tue 18-Oct-16 08:14:28

Does it just pop up when you're on the porn site? I know a few do have pop-up ads but only when you're on their site?

DrDreReturns Wed 19-Oct-16 13:23:21

Which browser are you using? I would:

- look in the extensions and delete any that you don't recognise
- run a anti virus scan
- run spybot (free anti malware tool) to see if it has put anything nasty on your system

I had something similar at work (not from porn I hasten to add) when I inadvertently downloaded a file. It was a bugger to get rid of it.

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