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Old 07-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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I'm getting google analytics ads on the steam client....

So now that advertising has reached ridiculous levels, point me to adblock for steam, please -_-
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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Congratz. You have malware!
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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yes someone make adblock for steam web browser please
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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Congratz. You have malware!
For real? Freakin Microsoft Security Essentials is useless then.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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For real? Freakin Microsoft Security Essentials is useless then.
No wonder you got malware... MSE doesn't do jack****.
I usually recommend Norton products, but those cost money.
So go with Avast! I guess and run a scan.

And do you honestly think Valve needs money from Google ads? x.x
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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No wonder you got malware... MSE doesn't do jack****.
I usually recommend Norton products, but those cost money.
So go with Avast! I guess and run a scan.

And do you honestly think Valve needs money from Google ads? x.x
Norton and Avast? hahahaha dude stop trolling.

MSE and malwarebytes are all the protection you need.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:57 PM   #7
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For real? Freakin Microsoft Security Essentials is useless then.
No anti-virus will protect you from yourself.

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
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Norton and Avast? hahahaha dude stop trolling.

MSE and malwarebytes are all the protection you need.
Seconded.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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No anti-virus will protect you from yourself.
This man/woman here speaks the truth.

MSE is a fine, lightweight AV, but in the end safe and intelligent web browsing and resisting the urge to download shady things will do more for you than any AV can do you for in the end.

You can try the free version of malwarebytes out and see what you can find.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:07 PM   #10
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Do you have a certain screencapture program? I remember someone a few weeks ago had a screenshot program that would make ads appear in the Steam store. If not then I'll go with the malware theory.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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I also remember someone with the same problem where it turned out they were using a proxy that embedded ads into pages.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:09 PM   #12
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Anyway thanks for letting me know, better late than never. As it turns out this was a rootkit that MalwareBytes removed months back, but it never restored my hosts file to its original state.

@Everyone: I resent the implication that I'm that much of a blithering idiot. I don't visit shady websites, my daily web routine doesn't go beyond Wikipedia, Yahoo, DeviantArt and Youtube.

I sweep my computer on a weekly basis, check for weird services and processes and look at my startup entries every single day.

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:11 PM   #13
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:12 PM   #14
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Norton and Avast? hahahaha dude stop trolling.

MSE and malwarebytes are all the protection you need.
This ^
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:19 PM   #15
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Anyway thanks for letting me know, better late than never. As it turns out this was a rootkit that MalwareBytes removed months back, but it never restored my hosts file to its original state.

@Everyone: I resent the implication that I'm that much of a blithering idiot. I don't visit shady websites, my daily web routine doesn't go beyond Wikipedia, Yahoo, DeviantArt and Youtube.

I sweep my computer on a weekly basis, check for weird services and processes and look at my startup entries every single day.
I personally didn't mean to imply that, sorry it came across that way. I was speaking more in general terms...I have to deal with computers infested with malware on a daily basis at my job, I was in that work zone! Also, no need to justify what kind of sites you visit to random internet people.

Glad you solved the issue, happy gaming
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