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5 Ways To Browser Infected With Pop Ups Ads, Adware & Malware

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In order to get rid of pop up ads on chrome, or even other browser adware and malware, following these five ways will help you remove any virus, hacks and redirections. When your computer or mobile gets infected, unwanted popups, redirections, virus notifications, etc will start to appear. Since we visit many websites using our computer and mobile browsers, not all of them are safe. As a result, dangerous cookies, malwares, spywares and scripts are automatically injected thus allowing hackers to do their business.

What I am sharing is out of experience. Recently, my computer was hijacked and the end result was unwanted pop ups, redirections and virus alerts. While I tried many of the alternative solutions I found online, not all of them worked. At the end of it all, following these 5 alternatives made me revert my computer and until now, I am enjoying a quality browsing experience.

If you frequently share your computer with other users who connect to the different internet pages, or use different removable devices for example, external hard drives or a flash disks, you’ve got many chances of being infected since you may not know the state of all other devices where those removable’s are used. And if you can block pops, good to go.

If you want to get rid of your browser popups, re-directions, infections ,viruses, Trojans, worms, malwares, spywares, etc, these 5 ways below will help.

5 ways to get rid of browser infections

  • Deleteing browser cookies
  • Uninstalling most recent programs
  • Performing a full pc scan
  • Using Malwarebytes
  • Reinstalling Windows

Deleting Browser Cookies

Since browsers are known to store cookies and the fact that some infections are injected into your computer automatically by way of inserting dangerous cookies, you need to make sure that your browser is free from them so that if the problem has originated from them, it should be solved once you delete them. But wait, you can also use an adblocking feature to prevent malicikous scripts.

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Uninstalling most recent programs

Sometimes, viruses, horses, Trojans and any other are hidden in programs which we download from the internet and or from other sources. In case your computer/browser begun malfunctioning after installing a specific program you might have downloaded from a non trusted vendor, you must remove it and see if the problem gets solved. At least that am sure since it has ever happened to me when I was performing a free VPN connection using a free software I got from the net.

Perform a full pc virus scan

In order to scan your computer, you will need to have an active anti-virus program and which is updated. You can use a paid version of the AV since for they tend to be more secure than the free ones which expire after the trial period. A full PC scan can help to detect and delete any possible infection in your computer which might have been the cause of the malfunction.

Using Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes is both a free and pro Anti-Malware software which many praise for being great when it comes to tracing and removing all possible worms, rootkits, dialers, trojans, , spyware, rogues and other malwares from your PC and browser.

Reinstalling Windows

Sometimes, many PC users end up failing to completely get rid of and or remove all malware and virus related threats in their machines with the only option remaining being to do a re-installing of their operating system. However, this should only be used as a last resort after trying all of the above since it has many risks involved for example data loss in case you had not securely backed up everything.

Written by KWS Adams

My name is KWS Adams . (Call me Kateregga). I am an IT addict who loves playing around with computers and internet. Computers help me try out different things while turning them into reality, while the internet powers me stay live online. Besides computers, I am a project planning and management professional with an Award obtained from MUK, one of the oldest and best Universities in Africa. Find me on Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp. Find more on how to contact me using the contact me page.

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