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    Default Malware / adware at the House?

    MB, Starting last night I get popups from MediaGemm and AdArcade...but only when I open the TreeHouse.

    I left a lot of different tabs open last night...got up to a clean screen (no popups...just normal sites).

    Within 20 seconds of opening the House or a different forum once I am in the House I get popups. Is it just me? Norton is not doing anything about it for me...not sure what is going on.

    I checked the Programs in Control Panel but nothing there.

    Ideas?
    Gary

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    All looks normal for me.

    Stay of the porn sites?

    But in all seriousness wasn't there another thread like this? I think it was a browser issue IIRC.
    Peter

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    And it may not be the house. I just remembered that my grandson had a friend over yesterday and they were playing on my computer. Never been any problems with my grandson using the computer but the friend that was over is kind of sketchy. I think they were visiting Pokemon sites. I may have been bamboozled.
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    That last sentence - spot on!!!

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    No problem here on PC or laptop. I stopped using Norton years ago because it was crap but I think it's a bit better now.

    Avira is good for free. Download Malwarebytes it's free or you can buy premium. Just run that and you should be ok. You can keep it on a USB just in case you crash, then just run it from that. I've had it for years.

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    No problem with my Galaxy smartphone and The House.

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    Figured it out...I did a history and found that arcadespot was visited by two young boys yesterday...playing pokemon games. I went into Chrome and told it to block that site...seems OK now.

    Madness. Gonna have a good talk with young'uns.
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    Clear the cookies from that site also.
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    Just tell them to buy their own computers!

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