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    It came up with some "right media"

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    It came up with "right media"

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    Does it list a location or any more info about it? Iam thinking its a cookie your picking up during browsing. Which you can control from the browser.

    Try this for deleting cookies and your cache.
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    it was a cookie from some ad.yieldmanager.com

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    tracking cookie from Internet explorer

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    Cookies are not much to worry about. In IE you can somewhat manage cookies. IE>Tools>Interent Options>Privacy, Move the slider up. You can also set which sites are allowed to store cookies and block all others or block certain sites, ( like ad.yieldmanager.com) I prefer FireFox's browser cookie control myself. I rarely use IE when in Windows.
    Last edited by shelf life; 2013-06-21 at 22:35.
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    sounds good thank you very much for all of your help!!! It's greatly appreciated!

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    ok. you are welcome. You can delete the JRT icon from your desktop. You can run adwcleaner once more and this time click on the uninstall button to remove it. If all is good on your end. Some tips for you:

    No software can think for you. Help yourself. In no special order:

    1) It is essential to keep your operating system (Windows) browser (IE, FireFox, Chrome, Opera) and other software up to date to "patch" vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Visit Windows Update frequently or use the Windows auto-update feature. Staying updated is also essential for other web based applications like Java, Adobe Flash/Reader, iTunes etc. More and more third party applications are being targeted. Use the auto-update features available in most software. Not sure if you are using the latest version of software? Check their version status and get the updates here.
    Check your browser for vulnerabilities.

    2) Know what you are installing to your computer. Alot of software can come bundled with unwanted add-ons, like adware, toolbars and malware. More and more legitimate software is installing useless toolbars or other "offers" if not unchecked first. Do not install any files from ads, popups or random links. Do not fall for fake warnings about virus and trojans being found on your computer and you are then prompted to install software to remedy this.

    3) Install and keep updated: one antivirus and two or three anti-malware applications. If not updated they will soon be worthless. If either of these frequently find malware then its time to *review your computer habits or lack of habits.*

    4) Refrain from clicking on links or attachments via E-Mail, IM, IRC, Chat Rooms, Blogs or Social Networking Sites, no matter how tempting or legitimate the message may seem. See also E-mail phishing tricks.

    5) Do not click on ads/pop ups or offers from websites requesting that you need to install software to your computer--*for any reason*. Use the Alt+F4 keys to close the window.

    6) Don't click on offers to "scan" your computer. Install ActiveX and Java applets with care. Do you trust the website to install components?

    7) Consider the use of limited (non-privileged) accounts for everyday use, rather than administrator accounts. Limited accounts can help prevent *malware from installing and lessen its potential impact.* This is exactly what user account control (UAC) in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 attempts to address.

    Every MS remote code execution bulletin ends with this sentence: "Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights."

    8) Use Windows native firewall and get a inexpensive hardware router.

    9) Your browser risks. The why and how to secure your browser for safer surfing.
    Consider disabling Java in your browser.

    10) Warez, cracks, keygens etc are very popular for carrying malware payloads. If you look for these you will encounter malware. If you download/install files via p2p networks you will encounter malware. Do you really trust the source of the file?

    More info with pictures in link below.
    Happy Safe Surfing
    Last edited by shelf life; 2013-06-22 at 13:30.
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