Crap protection

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Crap protection

Why the bloody hell am i paying you for protection and getting bombarded by popups and adverts completely ruining my internet use, if this is the best Virgin Media can offer then you can stick it where the sun dont shine. Regards Bloody annoyed user.

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Advocate

Re: Crap protection

Are the popups and ads malware? Probably not.

 

F-Secure's protection scores top ratings in independent antivirus tests, for example http://www.av-comparatives.org/

 

I suggest you take a look at an ad blocker, example https://adblockplus.org  They block ads and popups.

Antivirus software blocks malware in case you didn't know Smiley Wink

 

Superuser

Re: Crap protection

I can only agree with NikK. From your post, you seem to be expecting F-Secure to block ads and popups, when it's not designed to do so, unless of course the ads / popups are malicious. Using the correct tools for the job often avoids disappointment. Smiley Wink

If you suspect the ads / popups may be being triggered by something on your computer, you may wish to run a scan with http://www.malwarebytes.org which can find and remove adware and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) such as toolbars which may be generating popups.

Let us know if you require any further help. :)