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Re: "AdChoices"
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
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Re: "AdChoices"
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 06:33:01 PM »
It's not a problem Marvin.
Thanks for letting me know.
I hope you feel better soon.

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Re: "AdChoices"
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 04:22:16 AM »
Sorry about not getting back to my problem.  Fighting the flu!

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Re: "AdChoices"
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 06:37:39 PM »
Hi Marvin,

AdChoices is basically Adware.
These types of Adware are normally installed on your system when you install 'Freeware' programs.
There is normally a part of the install that will tell you that a 3rd party program will also be installed and will normally give you a box to untick if you don't want it.
But sometimes these options are not made very clear and also because most users don't read the install pages carefully enough.... the result is that the 3rd party program gets installed.
It could well have come from any 'freeware' program that has been installed.
Either way it's not needed for the original program to run.

The fact that you use AOL email as one of your accounts shouldn't be effected in any way.

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Re: "AdChoices"
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 04:03:56 PM »
Before we begin. Please note that i consistently use "AOL Email" as one of my email accounts. Could this account be an influence or a cause of my "AdChoices" adware?

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Re: "AdChoices"
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 02:02:49 PM »
Hi Marvin

Let's run a couple of dedicated Adware removal tools and then we'll look for any leftovers.

Step 1
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • When the tool opens .... Click on any key to continue scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.



Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Vista/Windows 7/8/10 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer.
  • After the scan has finished...
  • Click on the Cleaning button.
  • Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
  • Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[C*].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
Step 2
Note:
There are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool available. Please pick the version that matches your operating system's bit type.

If you are unsure what you're system bit type is..... click Here for help.

For x32 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to your Desktop.

  • Double-click the downloaded icon to run the tool.  Vista/Windows 7/8/10 users right-click and select Run As Administrator



  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.



  • Make sure that Addition.txt is selected at the bottom
  • Press Scan button.



  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please copy and paste it to your reply also.
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In your next reply, please submit: 
Reports from AdwCleaner and JRT.
Also both reports from FRST.

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Re: "AdChoices"
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 11:44:43 AM »
Hi Marvin,

Because AdChoices is reported and classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), AdChoices removal can help you prevent your system and personal details from being compromised by third parties. Therefore I have moved your post to the appropriate forum, a fully qualified malware removal expert of our site will assist you to get rid of that PUP.

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[CLOSED] "AdChoices"
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 07:34:26 AM »
Is there a means of removing 'AdChoices"?  I get their ads in firefox, internet explorer, aol email & youtube. Any assistance concerning the above would be appreciated.
 

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