"Ads not by this site" in google and facebook?

posted in Adware / Spyware
Tuesday, September 03 2013, 05:56 AM
Hi, I have a strange virus on my computer, when i visit facebook i see various ads which shouldn't be there. There's also a text "ads not by this site" at the bottom of the ads. I have tried scanning my computer with AVG however it doesn't find any viruses. What should i do?

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Tuesday, September 03 2013, 06:02 AM - #permalink
Hi effing, "ads not by this site" unwanted ads which appear in various popular websites (Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, etc.) are caused by potentially unwanted applications (browser add-ons) which are being distributed together with free software. Technically "ads not by this site" is not a virus it's related to adware. Notice that you shouldn't click on these ads as they may lead to some serious malware infections. To eliminate this adware you should first uninstall any potentially unwanted programs from your Control Panel, then remove unwanted browser add-ons. Complete removal guide of "ads not by this site" here.
You can also watch this video which shows how to eliminate unwanted browser add-ons:
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