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Recently i have this problem of unwanted websites opening when I click any link. One of them that opens is flirchi.com. How to stop this from happening?

Recently i have this problem of unwanted websites opening when I click any link. One of them that opens is flirchi.com. How to stop this from happening?

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Hello,

This could be because of 2 reasons: -Pop-ups from websites, make sure you have the setting to not allow pop-ups enabled or an ad-blocker may do the trick -Malware; infections can lead to this occurring. Methods to get rid of malware is listed below.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Windows 8 has antivirus built-in already.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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Andrew
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Hello,

This could be because of 2 reasons: -Pop-ups from websites, make sure you have the setting to not allow pop-ups enabled or an ad-blocker may do the trick -Malware; infections can lead to this occurring. Methods to get rid of malware is listed below.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Windows 8 has antivirus built-in already.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Hello, This could be because of 2 reasons: -Pop-ups from websites, make sure you have the setting to not allow pop-ups enabled or an ad-blocker may do the trick -Malware; infections can lead to this occurring. Methods to get rid of malware is listed below. You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/default.aspx Microsoft Safety Scanner] * [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] * [http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/disinfection/5350 Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller] * [http://general-changelog-team.fr/en/downloads/viewdownload/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner AdwCleaner] (for more info, see this [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ alternate AdwCleaner download page]) * [http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/ Hitman Pro] * [http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ ESET Online Scanner] [http://windows.microsoft.com/MSE Microsoft Security Essentials] is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Windows 8 has antivirus [http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/windows8.aspx#antivirus built-in] already. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!
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Andrew, I would like to thank you so so much for the help you offered. The link http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] was really helpful and I was successful in removing the unwanted programs. Without your help this wouldn't have been possible. I am using Windows 8 and the built in defender could not fight the malicious software. I had got tired with the increasing number of windows that were opening with every click and the ad banners on every page I visited. I only hope that the solution is not temporary and that the quarantined files do not wake up again to bother me. LOL

Once again thank you very much.

Andrew said

Hello, This could be because of 2 reasons: -Pop-ups from websites, make sure you have the setting to not allow pop-ups enabled or an ad-blocker may do the trick -Malware; infections can lead to this occurring. Methods to get rid of malware is listed below. You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Windows 8 has antivirus built-in already. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!
Andrew, I would like to thank you so so much for the help you offered. The link http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] was really helpful and I was successful in removing the unwanted programs. Without your help this wouldn't have been possible. I am using Windows 8 and the built in defender could not fight the malicious software. I had got tired with the increasing number of windows that were opening with every click and the ad banners on every page I visited. I only hope that the solution is not temporary and that the quarantined files do not wake up again to bother me. LOL Once again thank you very much. ''Andrew [[#answer-822322|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello, This could be because of 2 reasons: -Pop-ups from websites, make sure you have the setting to not allow pop-ups enabled or an ad-blocker may do the trick -Malware; infections can lead to this occurring. Methods to get rid of malware is listed below. You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/default.aspx Microsoft Safety Scanner] * [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] * [http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/disinfection/5350 Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller] * [http://general-changelog-team.fr/en/downloads/viewdownload/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner AdwCleaner] (for more info, see this [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ alternate AdwCleaner download page]) * [http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/ Hitman Pro] * [http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ ESET Online Scanner] [http://windows.microsoft.com/MSE Microsoft Security Essentials] is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Windows 8 has antivirus [http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/windows8.aspx#antivirus built-in] already. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us! </blockquote>