how can i remove annoying popups

October 8, 2014 at 22:03:21
Specs: Windows 7
seems like my computer has been taken over by ads everywhere! i have a feeling its some sort of malaware but don't know how to remove it. i don't want to install free anti-virus as it usually has some sort of catch resulting in more malaware. Please help!

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October 8, 2014 at 22:15:31
Run both of these, in this order. We may do about 12 steps.

Step1: Run AdwCleaner
Author's site
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

Step 2: Run Junkware Removal Tool
Download Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.
Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved onto your Desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.

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October 12, 2014 at 21:07:37
After JohnW helps you remove the junk, you can use Avast Free Version without worrying. The most it will do is ask you to register it to remain free and once a year it will try to get you to upgrade to their premium version which is not necessary (nor too annoying). If you decide to go with a pay version, I would recommend Webroot's Secure Anywhere.
You can also safely use Malwarebytes (Free version) as a manual malware scanner that you use weekly or at the first sign of anything annoying on your system without interfering or conflicting with your antivirus program.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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November 10, 2014 at 22:31:52
Is your system is infected with adware and you are unable to remove the adware from the PC then simply use an automatic removal tool. It is one of the best tool that is designed with latest technology and helps you to remove the adware infection in just few simple clicks.

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