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how to stop ads appearing constantly on my screen

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often a request to complete a survey or take tickets in a lottery or an ad related to the information I am seeking eg an ebay ad for the washing machine I an researching

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Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

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Just for starters you could try disabling("Never activate") your PopularScreensavers Installer Plugin. It comes from a troublesome family.

Modified by alan_r

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thank you but I don't have this program

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Georgia 1 Did you post this with the same computer? If so, it is listed under your More System Details shown above. It's a good idea to de-activate it on whichever computer it is on.

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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good add / pop-up blocker.

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