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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by genubi, Nov 24, 2019.

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  1. genubi

    genubi Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2000
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3437U CPU @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8095 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -2016 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 237 GB (45 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0V80FM
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

    Symptoms: I am getting pop ups in the bottom right window. I swear it is since I started using Duck Duck Go. It seems that that search engine has kind of hijacked my browser. I can no longer open an street address automatically in Google Maps. They open in the microsoft map and now the Wiki page shows the Apple logo on the map it wants to launch. The other day I was googling trying to get the address to launch in Google Maps and I opened some other map type that looked like google maps and wanted to install extensions. I stupidly allowed that. Now, I have Mcafee adds popping up and others.
    I tried going into the extensions and deleting all the ones I didn't recognize. That has not helped.
    Other news, I bought an IPhone (what a mistake that was. My company has software that only works on the apple platform). I just deleted all the apple software off of my windows pc (this one).
    A couple weeks ago this laptop almost quit. I could hardly navigate through any software. So I downloaded and ran CC. It made a HUGE difference.
    Please help me get my PC back into fighting form! Thanks.
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