computer virus?


Old 12-07-16, 03:40 AM
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computer virus?

My computer has become very slow along with several other problems I see. Every website I go on runs like a turtle. I also have a huge amount of pop up ads including many for Russian women. On several sites when I click on an article I get either porn sites or a page that is solid mumbo jumbo that consists of letters, numbers, etc. that make no sense. I am one who likes to comment on news articles and on many sites I am no longer able to do that.
This post to DYI has taken me about 10 minutes to type these few words. I don't know if it's a virus but I do know the computer doesn't run like it did just a couple months ago. I run Windows 7 with Google Chrome as the browser. Other than that I don't know much about this machine because I am not very computer literate. Thanks for your help.

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Old 12-07-16, 03:47 AM
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Do you have and run anti virus software? There are free ones that are effective. I use the free version of Avast but have run the free AVG in the past. Have you tried system restore?
Old 12-07-16, 05:31 AM
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You might also want to run some malware programs to see what can be cleaned up. Malwarebytes and Super Antispyware are good. Both have free versions for download.
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Start with anti malware from If the virus blocks the download, I'll explain how to get around that or download Hijack This & post the output here.

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