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How to block intrusive promotional website hi-jacking my browser

Posted on 2014-12-10
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Am in Nigeria. A website called Nairabet.com (an online betting site) continually hi-jacks my system. I am looking at something on my browser, and suddenly the Nairabet page takes over. How can I stop this happening?
I use Google Chrome. OS Windows 8.1
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Question by:Michael Murphy
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by:Edwin Hoffer
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Hello

Use a secured Anti-Virus software to secure your website. I would suggest you to use Avast! antivirus, it will protect you from Spam websites (which contain virus or other kind of stuff) also.

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Thanks
Edwin
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Try a FULL scan from a good anti-malware program like MalwareBytes AntiMalware...

Download here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/

You can also use a good anti-virus scan like:
http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/

(Both of these are FREEware programs...)
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Eirman earned 500 total points
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I strongly recommend that you use Firefox as your browser.
That in itself will make a big difference.

Then add the free Noscript addon.
When you go to a website for the first time you have to allow it.
Then that website will run in a limited manner with many of the adverts blocked.
You can temporarily allow all elements of a webpage if you need to.

The main thing is ... ditch Google Chrome!
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It seems to have worked for me
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