Do I have browser malware and what can I use to remove it?

kushal mahajan October 1, 2012

I think I have malware installed that is affecting my browsers:

Chrome: I think some program/script is installed through which I am continuously seeing two iframe style adds (left and right) of every webpage . They are very annoying and most importantly I am concerned about security.

IE9: I am getting clicks or pop ups on every page.

Can you please suggest a good malware/adware removal tool to clean up my browsers?

  1. Gianna Marie Lanete
    November 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

    use mcafee

  2. Nikhil Chandak
    October 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    use CCcleaner
    or antivirus programs :
    Advance System Care
    Avira antivirus
    Microsft Security Essentials
    Quick Heal Antivirus

    I think u can get most of the softwares at :

  3. Vishal Mishra
    October 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    you should use malwarebytes and a good firewall . make sure that you run a full computer scan one.

  4. VS Vishnu
    October 9, 2012 at 5:57 am

    run malwarebytes

  5. Dany Bouffard
    October 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Oh, I forgot if you already have malware installed I recomend Malwarebytes, very effective.

  6. Dany Bouffard
    October 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I recommend you use chrome for browser and install ad-block plus sometimes websites install stuff using ads and popups.

  7. azar
    October 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

    friend just turn on the windows update and also get any top ten antivirus for internet to protect your system from malware....
    Always see carefully whlie you download any software which is not famlier....

    GOOD luck

  8. Usman Mubashir
    October 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

    check what extensions you have installed. Uninstall as many as you can. Goto control panel, see how many softwares you can do without. uninstall as many as you can. Once the spam is uninstalled, you're good to go.

  9. Wil Perez
    October 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Malwarebytes, its a free Spyware scanner, give it a shot

  10. mohit kumar
    October 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Use IObit Malware Fighter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. For both free version would be enough.

  11. Deekshith Allamaneni
    October 2, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Check your browser plugins first. Most malware attacks happen through plugins. Disable all suspicious plugins and check if your problem is solved.

  12. Alex Perkins
    October 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm
  13. Calle Sweden
    October 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Hello! I think that you should use "Avast! anti-virus" because it got the best test results, and will keep you computer safe. I use it myself on all of my computers, and i have never had a problem with viruses since i downloaded it! :D

  14. GrrGrrr
    October 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    You should try SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

    • Isaac Elesha
      October 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      it is very clearthat you are having malware attack.makeuseof also offers a great deal of free anti-malware programes you can download from there site.i advice you todownload any of the program through a pc that is not infected,safe it in a flash drive then boot the infected pc into safemode.connect the flash drive and then install and run the programe.reatart your pc after running the programe.i wou;d also recomend you install and run atleast two different programes simultenously.i hope it will help!

  15. Freecycle Me
    October 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Malwarebytes is a must, remove all plugins and remove all additional toolbars installed. Some are real pains to remove so don't think it's truly gone until you have restarted at least 3 times.

  16. salim benhouhou
    October 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

    i had the same issue before . i just removed the plugins and addons on my browser that i didn't install myself ( some i found installed and i don't remember i installed them ) then the problem solved .

    • Deekshith Allamaneni
      October 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

      I recommend this solution as most malwware attacks take charge through plugins and addons.

  17. ha14
    October 1, 2012 at 8:14 am
  18. Tug Ricks
    October 1, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Hola Kushal!

    There are so many great free options available, so be sure to try those before spending a single penny on paid service.

    I personally use Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials, and occasionally Iobit Malware Fighter. (The last one is a paid service but you can get it for free with your MUO points.)

  19. Rajaa Chowdhury
    October 1, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Try either MalwareBytes, Comodo Internet security Premium, Microsoft Security Essentials, SUPERAntiSpyware. All are free softwares and can help in removing malwares. I would rather suggest to use MalwareBytes or SUPERAntiSpyware first, update the signature files, do a full scan and remove the malware installed first. Then install Comodo Internet Security Premium Free edition in your computer for future protection. Comodo Internet Security Premium Free edition has a very good firewall, antivirus and anti spyware/malware integrated in a single product to keep you safe from the internet.

  20. Bruce Epper
    October 1, 2012 at 12:48 am

    One of the best is Malwarebytes. Just use the free version (don't activate the Pro trial). This doesn't provide active protection, but is useful to run a full scan every couple of weeks. In addition, you should use something else that provides real-time protection of your system such as Microsoft Security Essentials, Avira, or Avast!. AVG has become a resource hog over the last few years so I don't recommend that one. There are also paid solutions such as Norton, Norman, Sophos. There are also paid versions of Avira and Avast, but they don't really offer anything above and beyond their free version. In some tests, their free versions actually perform better than their paid versions.

    • HLJonnalagadda
      October 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Yeah Malwarebytes is a must on every machine these days.

    • James Maciel
      October 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Malwarebytes is the only program I trust to remove all malware

    • Deekshith Allamaneni
      October 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

      I am using Linux (Ubuntu) from past few years and I never had any problem with Malware. I never installed any antivirus solution too. You too can try. Its free.

  21. Richard Whennell
    October 1, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Hi Kushal
    My mother in law had similar issues following a visit from her young nephews - they had installed all kinds of things!
    I installed the free software from Microsoft that looks after virus protections and malware and that helped a bunch. Also, find the setting for blocking popup windows in your browser.
    If you are more adventurous, you could also look in "uninstall programmes" in control panels to see if there are obviously dubious applications installed.

    Someone else will have better advice than me, but that might get you started.

    good luck

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