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Any body know how to get rid of constant pops ups, visual and speaking ads currently stopping my flow on Ephotozine?
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Hi Kate, ePz doesn't run any pop-ups, so this suggests something has installed itself on your computer.
If you don't already have it, download, install and run Malwarebytes Free Edition:
Also, review the add-ons you have installed on your browser and remove any you don't need.
switch on your pop up blocker
Interested to see you are having the same problem as me, Kate, I have been inundated with pop-ups whilst using ePZ for about a week now. I suggest you put a report in to the team, as I did, and David was very helpful in advising me what to do. I have been free of the wretched pop-ups all of today, long may it last
Just read saltireblue's recommendation, exactly what David advised me to do, and it seems to have worked My pop-up blocker is permanently switched on, but obviously hasn't been doing its job properly
reset your browser this happened to me and once i did this it was fine
How do you reset your browser?
I tried just about everything, and eventually I installed a program called Adfender, and it worked for about a year, then it stopped loading its filters, and quit. I removed it, but I see I'm going to have to try it again. Look on cnet.com for it.
i use google chrome type in how to reset browser it shows how to reset on quite a few
I had a nightmare with this problem when I used Firefox. I uninstalled Firefox off my laptop and it solved the problem.
We don't serve pop-ups on ePHOTOzine as we find them just as annoying as you guys. It's more likely adware/spyware/malware installed as an add-on/extension of the browser or somewhere on her computer. For this, Irishkate will need something like Malwarebytes free.
If you are getting pop-ups on ePHOTOzine, your browser has probably been hi-jacked one way or another by some adware. Run malwarebytes free, it's highly reputable and tried'n'tested by millions. Along with reviewing what software you have installed and what add-ons you have in your browser, you shouldn't have any issues eliminating these nasty pop-ups.
Just to add to all the good advice above, if you are installing any program, always choose a custom install, which should show what options there are, and enable you to choose the ones you want.
Default settings often hide unwanted extras such as toolbars and other add-ons.
As these can be legitimate options, standard antivirus packages usually fail to deal with them, which is where Malwarebytes and similar are so valuable.
Quote: Default settings often hide unwanted extras such as toolbars and other add-ons
Oh yes... you have to be very careful to keep an eye on the tickboxes, which want you to add "ASK" etc. to your PC
I've sometimes had to roll back to the day before (system restore) to kill these...!
I wasn't blaming Ephotozine for the Pop ups but it was on here that they attacked - I know what I did wrong and often get caught out when downloading something. I did download Malwarebytes and it seems to have worked
although I daresay they'll want me to upgrade now!
I still can't uninstall in Programs & Features the 'Installer bundle' which I reckon caused my problem.
However for the moment the PUP is gone.
Many thanks everybody.
I would guess if you can't remove the installer bundle where it's coming from, you will keep getting infected - it could be a root kit that activates every time you turn on the machine. As well as malware bytes, download and run rkill first, this stops unwanted processes running - then run malware bytes again. This will pick up any occupancies hidden in the system by processes that were already running.
As for mb asking for upgrade, don't worry it just wants you to buy the full version.but it is important to update the definitions as new threats come out daily.
Oh and good luck
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