my question was going to be, before I got blasted by a popup (seriously) - is it just me or has RHP become a huge source of pop-ups? I run adaware and can't be on RHP for more than 5 minutes before adaware will find a new data miner, tracking cookie, or other nasty; and, while on RHP, I'm constantly interupted by ads for online casinos, get--rick-quick scams, and many many more. This all seems to have started recently. Anyone else seeing the same? Or hints on what's going on/changed?
Originally posted by Toe in case you miss it in the other thread: it sounds very much like a virus. Unplug the www connection, schedule a boot-up virus scan and reboot the PC. It's a pain but it is the most likely cause.
It's actually not a virus you have but some sort of adware like 180searchengine or any of those other stupid programs that do that and have some sort of odd name. You can try something like spybot or adaware to get rid of it though I find they dont always do a very good job. Best thing to do it to try to uninstall it, but if it tells you you have to go to some website to uninstall it dont do that as it will only put more stuff on your computer. If you cant uninstall simply stop the program from running in task manager and then delete the folder where the exe for the program is.