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Initial post: 4 Sep 2014 18:28:59 BDT
Is anyone else getting unwanted widgets carrying ads just appearing in Amazon? Also at the top of the page where it says "Kindle discussion forum". there is an annoying ad running there.... Perhaps I have a bug?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2014 18:32:49 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Have you installed or updated anything on your computer recently. It sounds as if you've installed some adware without realising it.

Posted on 4 Sep 2014 18:35:12 BDT
My son d'loaded drivers a few weeks ago which gave me a few viruses, I thought I had got it but it looks like something was lingering! Can you suggest something for it please Denis. Is Malwarebytes all its cracked up to be?

Posted on 4 Sep 2014 19:08:52 BDT
Boo says:
I've noticed that some of the browser add-on/widgets now come supported by adverts - I've started reading the small print/reviews much more carefully - thankfully I've caught all such ones before installation - I don't think these are a virus as such, but the software comes free to you. but they show you ads to finance it - much like many phone style apps do. Have you maybe installed something like that recently?

Posted on 4 Sep 2014 20:38:20 BDT
I've just ran a "Malwarebytes" scan and it seems to have cleaned up whatever it was. I can't recall installing anything to be honest. This is my own laptop and I growl at family members if they want to use it!! Thanks for the pointers.
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