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Solved How do I get rid of a desktop ad? (Moved from Windows 10 forum)

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Matt2908, Aug 30, 2019.

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  1. Matt2908

    Matt2908 Thread Starter

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    I don't know if it's from Windows or not.
    It covers the taskbar. The only option is to x out of it or click the link,(I haven't and won't click the link.

    update: Malwarebytes found nothing.
     

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  2. lunarlander

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    Right click on Task bar, choose Task Manager. In Processes tab, you should see that ad program. Right click on it and choose Go to Details. On the row of column headers, right click and choose 'select columns' then checkmark 'Command Line'. Now in the that Details tab, you will see where that program is installed. Then go about removing that program, either through Control Panel > Programs and Features, or directly through File Manager. Removing programs with File Manager is not the recommend way of removing, but you don't care if you break it since you don't want it anyways.
     
  3. Matt2908

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    Found the culprit. WPS office. It finally asked if I wanted to remove ads. I did, I uninstalled it.
     
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