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It doesn't happen often, but it does occur often when I visit news websites (with numerous side ads) and it happens when I visit cnet.com. Is this cause for concern that my computer may be infected although AVG and Malwarebytes have not detected anything?

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Please update MBAM and run a Quick Scan and post back the results.

Then do the following and post back the logs

Please run the following scanner and send back the logs.

Download DDS from one of the locations below and save to your Desktop



Temporarily disable any script blocker if your Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware has it.

How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Once downloaded you can disconnect from the Internet and disable your Ant-Virus temporarily if needed.

Then double click dds.scr or dds.com to run the tool, on Vista or Win 7 right click and select Run as administrator

Click the Run button if prompted with an Open File - Security Warning dialog box.

A black DOS console should open and run for a moment.

    When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
  1. DDS.txt
  2. Attach.txt

  • Save both reports to your desktop
  • Please include the following logs in your next reply: DDS.txt and Attach.txt
    You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file in most cases.


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Thanks. After reading all the other post, this is the common request. I don't think I am infected. The pop up only occurs during certain specific types of websites (news, sport news, cnet, etc.) It isn't as if the pop up occurs ever 1-2 mins as others have claimed.

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"The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware web protection is typically activated when a website loads your browser and links embedded attempt to access an IP range which our research has found to deliver malicious content to users when they access a website which is on the IP range indicated. If the alerts only appear when you are surfing with a browser open then the possible trigger is a banner ad."

This is the answer I was looking for. Odd how post can not be edited here or deleted.

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