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I previously posted a topic about my premium (paid-for) version of Malwarebytes being unable to remove Adchoices. A link was posted to download some program from bleepingcomputer dot com. Though I was flummoxed that a paid version of Malwarebytes couldn't combat Adchoices, I took the bait and downloaded the other program. Norton AV immediately flagged it as malicious and deleted it immediately. It didn't even give me a chance to say it was okay.


Adchoices still thrives on all PC's in my house. Why, oh why doesn't Malwarebytes consider this UNWANTED program malware? Could someone at least answer that? I'm really stuck here.


Thank you....


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They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll try to help your with your issue.
Before we start please read and note the following:

  • We're primarily oriented on malware removal here, so you must know that some issues just cannot be solved and you must be prepared for this. Some tools we use here will remove your browser search history, so backup your important links and all the files whose loss is unacceptable.
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Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.
Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
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Adchoices is not malware.  It is a function or marketing groups and the use of Cookies and so-called Super-Cookies to track and target your Browsing habits and then send you personally sent, targeted, advertisements.


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I understand your frustrations but they are based upon a lack of knowledge.


It can't be considered a PUP nor malware. 


Just like when you drive down a highway you must contend with;  traffic signs, lights, speed restrictions, other drivers, animals, distractions, etc, the Internet roadside has the marketing.


If you do not like it, you have to take the time to fully educate yourself on what "it" is and how you can best circumvent it.

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