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Offline a_vast

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projectsunblock?
« on: November 16, 2013, 07:03:36 PM »
Hi,

Ever since AOL (a-o-hell?) updated itself I keep getting this pop-up:

http://eu2.projectsunblock.com

I have entered it in the AOL block list but it makes no difference - the sunblock page keeps on reappearing :-( I ran AdwCleaner and am now running MBAM - scan was negative - no infected items.

Does anyone know what this projectsunblock thing is please - malware or worse?

Thanks,

AV
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Re: projectsunblock?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 11:38:52 PM »

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Re: projectsunblock?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 02:56:45 AM »
Read this thread on this forum:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1107515-what-is-projectsunblockcom/

Okay, thanks - um, I added it to my AOL blocked pop-up list and it was immediately replaced by another pop-up from Waitrose (they retail food basically). It looks to me as if this crud is care of the new version AOL?

Is there a an Internet Provider anywhere who just provides the Internet and doesn't junk you with adverts and adware please? :(

Thanks.

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Re: projectsunblock?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 01:25:47 PM »
Following on -

How do I get rid of projectsunblock please?

It is unwanted adware and is spamming up my computer.

Thanks.

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Re: projectsunblock?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 01:49:30 PM »
Have you tried adblocker ?  As it is website generated

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Re: projectsunblock?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 01:52:08 PM »
Read this thread on this forum:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1107515-what-is-projectsunblockcom/

Okay, thanks - um, I added it to my AOL blocked pop-up list and it was immediately replaced by another pop-up from Waitrose (they retail food basically). It looks to me as if this crud is care of the new version AOL?

Is there a an Internet Provider anywhere who just provides the Internet and doesn't junk you with adverts and adware please? :(

Thanks.

I don't know where you live but Comcast is a very good ISP.  I don't get any junk or advertisements.  The internet by itself isn't all that expensive.  I have Comcast as my ISP, phone and TV.

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Re: projectsunblock?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 02:29:45 PM »
Isn't AOL just an Email and Browser provider in the UK :-\ if so then change both an be done with them, try using Outlook.com or Gmail.

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Re: projectsunblock?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 03:58:37 PM »
Many thanks to all - excellent advice & suggestions!  ;)

Installed adblocker on IE and Chrome but the PSB appeared on AOL (Browser?) so I wondered if there was a way to disable the AOL browser, couldn't see anything on google? Pretty sure there's no adblock for AOL.

When you enter PSB.com in the AOL pop-up blocker all that happens is that the PSB page pops up blank. Just now PSB is absent but it has a habit of creeping in. The only short-term thing you can do is reduce it and drag it to the edge of the screen.

Am in south London (UK). Will investigate those other ISPs with thanks,

AV

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Re: projectsunblock?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 03:59:50 PM »
Do you need to use the AOL browser ?  I am suspicious if ISP's say you must use our browser