Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

I'm seeing ads on webpages?

I'm seeing advertisements on webpages that don't even have a script in the source.

It looks almost like a Windows Live Messenger alert box (sign in, new message, etc).

I think I've heard of something like this before, and the cause was some virus that was implementing ads on pages you browse? Is that true?


I don't look at porn. I'm seeing these ads on pages like and smashing magazine.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    It could be ads on the sites, but most likely it is spyware or adware. If you have a program that removes spyware run a scan. There are some free ones available if you do not have one such as Spybot or Advanced WindowsCare. But be careful of some "free scans" on the internet; some of them will actually install viruses or spyware on your computer. Go to a reputable site such as the one mentioned in one of the previous answers.

  • 1 decade ago

    There's a chance you may have adware installed on your computer, especially if you have installed any new software around the same time as you noticed this problem.

    Try running a anti-virus and anti-spyware program, also you may wish to double check by using an online scanner too just to be on the safe side.

    I do this myself once a week just to make sure that my anti-virus and anti-spyware programs haven't missed anything.

    There is a list of online virus scanners at

  • 1 decade ago

    It could be a virus. Use a safe browser like Firefox or Opera and use a reputable antivirus such as AVG, Avast!, or my favorite, Avira AntiVir.

  • 1 decade ago

    I get those too when i look at porn sometimes. I honestly think its just part of the web page and not virus related. But that's just my opinion.

    Source(s): Porn
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