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Level 3: Thinker
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Registered: ‎12-09-2012
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Constant Spam

Hi guys,

 

ive started getting these pops appear over the last few weeks.

 

started just on Facebook, now it’s on a few websites I visit (put your dirty minds away) 😂

 

Anyone else get them or seen them ?

 

Regards Ross

 

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Re: Constant Spam

They are called airpush ads.
Cause is usually malware downloaded from another ad or website.
Using an app such as Malware Bytes can detect and remove them for you.
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Level 3: Thinker
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Re: Constant Spam

Thank you. Never heard of Airpush ads. Thought my phone had got a Virus, at least I haven’t got to take it to Apple.
I’ve searched Malware Bytes and it brings up Adblock browser and Bitdefender central are these close to what I would want ?

Thanks MI5
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Re: Constant Spam

Either should do the same job.
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Re: Constant Spam

my dad got that same one the other day will tell him thanks @MI5 Smiley Happy
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Re: Constant Spam

Tell him not to click ok as it will subscribe him to a £4.50 a week charge, for nothing!
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