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Subject: Ads on PBS
Date Posted: 10/20/2014 3:44 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2013
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I'm hoping someone with more tech savvy than me chimes in......I keep getting ads from a Flexibalueshopipeer similar to a pop up but different. I only get them on this site. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 10/20/2014 4:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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That's a virus of some kind or Malware.  I'm not getting those. PBS doesn't do ads of any kind.

Date Posted: 10/20/2014 4:13 PM ET
Member Since: 2/22/2011
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Good luck gettting it off your computer.  I tried every spyware and malware software I could find.  I finally had to switch browswers to get it to go away.  Good luck!

Date Posted: 10/20/2014 5:17 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2013
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I know it's not PBS - that's not what I was saying. I was just hoping someone had had a similar issue. Thanks Karen - me too and it picked up nothing.....I'll try chrome and see what happens.

Date Posted: 10/20/2014 5:43 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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Have you tried this?  Flexible Shopper Removal

 

Date Posted: 10/20/2014 9:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/2/2006
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I've used the free version of malwarebytes with success. https://www.malwarebytes.org/

Date Posted: 10/21/2014 12:04 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2007
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Other members, including myself, have reported in other posts in this forum about using malwarebytes successfully to identify and remove sources of unwanted pop-ups and similar bad stuff. Best of luck



Last Edited on: 10/21/14 12:05 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/21/2014 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I have had luck getting rid of something like that by resetting my computer to a previous saved date.  Then of course running security scans and such.