Browser hijacker with pop-up ads

  blairmichael59 10:25 15 Jan 2015


HP Pavillion running Win 8.1.

Google Chrome hijacked by 'mystartsearch' and 'Ads by SpeedCheck'.

At any website accessed, masses of pop-ups, adverts etc!

Managed to clear out 'mystartsearch' by cleansing through chrome settings and clearing the registry of any entries thought I'd cracked it but now being attacked by SpeedCheck ads.

Have uninstalled program etc and cleared any entries from registry but with no success - still there!

Is a rebuild required or is there a tool which will clear this?

Many thanks in anticipation.


  northumbria61 10:33 15 Jan 2015

Download and run AdwCleaner

  onthelimit1 10:35 15 Jan 2015

Try Adwarecleaner free from Bleeping Computer. Malwarebytes is another useful tool. Sometimes with these problems, I've found that a full uninstall of Chrome using Revouninstaller, followed by a reinstall has done the trick.

  onthelimit1 10:35 15 Jan 2015

Whoops - fingers too slow!

  northumbria61 10:47 15 Jan 2015

onthelimit - I had 3 Weetabix this morning!

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