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another reason to block and not to click on pop up adds...

Malvertising: The Use of Malicious Ads to Install Malware

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Good advice Stick.

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Back in the late Bronze Age, when I first got Internet, my son advised me not to open anything that I didn't request or didn't know the sender. FWIW, I did get a computer virus from using an online video game.

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Back in the late Bronze Age, when I first got Internet, my son advised me not to open anything that I didn't request or didn't know the sender. FWIW, I did get a computer virus from using an online video game.
yes John, exactly correct, delete the unwanted trash and don't click on anything you did not ask for, good advice. N
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I don't click on anything but from known sources or for what I'm searching. As far as pop ups - this weeds out 95-100 percent of all ads on pages such as here (sorry Phil and Helena, but there are nasties that sneak in your sites)

https://adblockplus.org/

I've used it with Firefox for several years and finally they have it offered for many of the other popular browsers.

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I'm not sure if it's the browser that I use (firefox), but I haven't seen a popup in years!

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I'm not sure if it's the browser that I use (firefox), but I haven't seen a popup in years!
Look in the symbols list (3 lines at the RH side of the menu bar). If you have a red stop sign symbol with ADP on it, you have Adblock and used to be automatically downloaded with Firefox.

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My modem feeds into a router which seems to catch most pop ups...

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If you want to remove all malware, I have found Malwarebytes to work very well. They have a free trial version. You can get it here: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...tes%20download

After you are rid of the Malware, you can easily unistall it too.

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