Getting ads but no virus detected?

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Salair456

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Ok, so the other day i was on my computer and found out that I had a few malware viruses on my PC. After removal, i'm still getting ads, not as much as before but too much nonetheless. I ran a bunch of scans including the Windows anti malware thing, Super Anti Spyware, Malwarebytes and even Norton and still no results. I ESPECIALLY get them while I am in the Steam store and in the community, even while I am In-game and I just so happen to click an event that happened in one of my groups, two pages of ads will come up. I cant really see what the ads are because malwarebytes is blocking them but it is still really annoying all the while. I dont really know if this is a new thing with Steam or not but either way, it is getting me fed up. It also happens on my web browsers. Please help, and thanks in advance.
 

Phillip Corcoran

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A virus is rarely responsible for anything as innocuous (though irritating nonetheless) as pop up ads on websites.
A very effective ad-blocker is ABP or "AdBlock Plus" which is available for Firefox or Chrome.

ABP for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

ABP for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb

Don't know about IE ad blockers as I never use it.

They are doubly- annoying on low bandwidth connections because they can add considerably to page-load times. ABP helps to avoid that.
 

Phillip Corcoran

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A virus is rarely responsible for anything as innocuous (though irritating nonetheless) as pop up ads on websites.
A very effective ad-blocker is ABP or "AdBlock Plus" which is available for Firefox or Chrome.

ABP for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

ABP for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb

Don't know about IE ad blockers as I never use it.

They are doubly- annoying on low bandwidth connections because they can add considerably to page-load times. ABP helps to avoid that.
 
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