N/APosted on - 02/23/2015
I clicked on a link and a program downloaded in my computer. I tried deleting the downloaded and I thought I did it successfully until some pop ups began showing on my computer. Whenever I access the internet, I just see popups about adverts and other downloads that I do not understand. Help me clean it up
Multiple popup windows keep on appearing
I think you got infected by an adware. I’ve also seen that kind of malware on my classmate’s computer when I was still a student before and that was way years ago. An adware is a kind of malware that installs on a computer when you click a fake link from a rogue website.
Normally, it will automatically download a file and then installs it on your computer. After that, you will frequently see strange pop ups on your screen pointing you to a certain website. Try updating your antivirus then run a full system scan on your computer. In case your antivirus can’t remove the malware, try downloading the Sophos Virus Removal Tool.
It is the best tool to use since your computer is already infected. This tool is best used on computers that are already infected. When installing, make sure you are still connected to the internet because the installation requires internet connection. Once installed, start the tool then wait until it finishes updating its virus database and then start the scan.
After the first scan, repeat the scan until no more infection is detected.