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    Windows 8.1 pop-ups

    I recently acquired a new notebook with Windows 8.1 installed. (yes the proper licensed version)

    Win 8 takes a bit of adjustment but I figured it out quickly enough......HOWEVER
    Within a few days, I'm plagued by pop-ups and all kind of shit interfering with sites I use. (even TD) I've checked the pop-blocker. It's on, and I've set it to the highest level. Makes not difference. Nothing I've done seems to cure this menace.

    Any suggestions as to what can be done?
    I blame the Americans......and Thaksin.

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    Get Butterfly and the Barracuda in the main event...

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    If it's new to you; do a refresh, which will properly clean it up. It will also delete all the programs the previous user installed.


    How To Refresh A Windows 8.1 Installation Without Losing Your Data

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    If it's new to you; do a refresh, which will properly clean it up. It will also delete all the programs the previous user installed.


    How To Refresh A Windows 8.1 Installation Without Losing Your Data
    Not sure I understand Dill.....this is a completely new installation New computer new Win 8.1 installed in the shop where I bought it. There is nothing to "refresh"....???

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    It refreshes the whole operating system, so will be like new again and virus free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    It refreshes the whole operating system, so will be like new again and virus free
    Well Dillinger, it sounded like something kinda drastic, but I did it and it seems to have worked. Thanks for your advise. Where do I send the cheque.....?....

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    You probably picked up some malware somewhere. Do you have a good anti-virus program?
    I've used this for years and trust it so much I even visit malware infected movie and TV show sites like shush.se with confidence.

    Webroot: Antispyware, Antivirus, Endpoint Protection ...
    www.webroot.com/

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    Must have been a copy OS of windows.....I brought a new computer about 6 months back and it was full of crap and Malware.Took me hours to clean it all out,When I told them in the Shop they said ' No problem ' ......
    Dillinger sorted it out for you though
    Big Ol' Lucky Ol' Al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koman View Post
    I recently acquired a new notebook with Windows 8.1 installed. (yes the proper licensed version)

    Any suggestions as to what can be done?
    Get Windows 10 installed and updated. It is free and the type problems you are having has been fixed in 10 plus much more.
    Get after it right away and you will be pleasantly surprised.

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