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Last night I noticed pop ups in my chrome when I clicked in random places, then when I went to play GTA V I was getting ads in the launcher and game, this caused the Social Club UI to use up about 2GB of RAM making my game unplayable(Keep in mind i have a mid range Gaming PC). I've ran a full scan with malwarebytes and avast yet they didnot detect the problem. I also uninstalled chrome. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks in advance

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  • Download and install the free version of Malwarebytes
    Note: If you have Malwarebytes already installed, you don't need to install it again. Simply start from the next bullet point;
  • Once Malwarebytes is installed, launch it and let it update his database. You might have to click on the little arrow by Scan Status in the middle right pane for it to do so;
  • Once the database update is complete, click on the Scan tab, then select the Threat Scan button and click on Start Scan;
  • Let the scan run, the time required to complete the scan depends of your system and computer specs;
  • Once the scan is complete, make sure that the first checkbox at the top is checked (which will automatically check every detected item), then click on the Quarantine Selected button;
    • If it asks you to restart your computer to complete the removal, do so;
  • Click on Export Summary after the deletion (in the bottom-left corner) and select Copy to Clipboard. Paste the content in your next reply;
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