Solved clicking on link SOMETIMES opens unwanted advertising in IE9

February 21, 2013 at 06:41:32
Specs: Windows 7
Using Internet Explorer 9 webpage clicking on links SOMETIMES opens an unwanted advertising window instead of what the link lead to.
How to remove this irritating 'facility' ?

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February 22, 2013 at 12:49:47
That is a start: "It found about 26 issues and removed them..."
Did you then look in your browser's add ons and determine if there are any add ons there that can be removed or deactivated?
After that, run msconfig, go to the Start Tab and uncheck most items except Microsoft and your antivirus program (and anything you know should be running like battery monitors for laptops, etc.), Apply and restart the machine. If you find you need something back at start up, you can always go back and add it again.
Finally, go back into Programs and remove anything you now see that does not belong. Google any that you are not sure of. Restart.

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



#1
February 21, 2013 at 07:52:33
For starters install and run MalwareBytes freebie to see if you have some sort of "nasty" causing it:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

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February 21, 2013 at 19:47:35
Agreed, first run Malwarebytes.
Then look into your browser's add ons, you may have something there causing it and if Malwarebytes does not remove it (it probably will), you can remove or disable it there.

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


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#3
February 22, 2013 at 00:53:36
No, that did not help :(

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#4
February 22, 2013 at 00:56:16
The same problem exists with the Chrome browser ...

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#5
February 22, 2013 at 08:03:02
Do you mean that MalwareBytes didn't find anything?

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#6
February 22, 2013 at 08:43:39
It found about 26 issues and removed them, but I still have the same problem :(

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February 22, 2013 at 12:49:47
✔ Best Answer
That is a start: "It found about 26 issues and removed them..."
Did you then look in your browser's add ons and determine if there are any add ons there that can be removed or deactivated?
After that, run msconfig, go to the Start Tab and uncheck most items except Microsoft and your antivirus program (and anything you know should be running like battery monitors for laptops, etc.), Apply and restart the machine. If you find you need something back at start up, you can always go back and add it again.
Finally, go back into Programs and remove anything you now see that does not belong. Google any that you are not sure of. Restart.

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


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#8
February 22, 2013 at 12:53:23
Can you copy and paste the Malwarebytes log in your next reply please :)

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#9
February 22, 2013 at 12:56:31
Then download and run Rougekiller, from this link:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Open it, let it pre scan, then click Scan, once finished click Delete, post the log it makes in your next reply please.

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#10
February 23, 2013 at 06:24:29
I tried to disable all the Add-ons. But one could not be disabled. I saw the folder and file-name and I then changed the name of this add-on file.
It seem to have removed the problem with the unwanted links and advertising pop-ups:

Folder was: C:ยด--> Programfiles(x86) -->browserCompanion

Changed /deleted fil was: updatebhoWin32.dll

Hopefully this solution will also be of help for others.

Thanks to all trying to help out :)


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#11
February 23, 2013 at 07:24:38
For your information:
http://www.file.net/process/updateb...

You might still have BHO's lurking, which could rear their ugly heads later.
It would be best to run ADWCleaner on it and see what it unearths. You can get it from here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Ideally paste the log on here but even if you let it delete all it would be a step in the right direction.

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#12
February 23, 2013 at 12:13:23
I agree with Derek.

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