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    I have adware that Malwarebytes can find but cannot remove so it seems.
    It seems to be a program on my computer that came in on an installer for another program like CCleaner.
    It is identified as:
    Portal: 64451
    Type: Outbound
    Process: C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chr ome

    and that is where the string ends. There is a Program Files (x86) in Windows on my C drive just under the Program Files.
    This thing pops up ads everywhere including while I was starting this post. Malwarebytes repeatedly blocks it but it seems to get by somehow.

    Is there anything short of formating that I can do?


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    Try AdwCleaner, it's usually pretty good at hunting down stuff like that.
    Beware of programs that come bundled with questionable installers. They are more often than not associated with "other" party download sites.
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    HitmanPro will delete the current Google Chrome un-wanteds, however, neither MBAM or HitmanPro will prevent re-installation of said stuff within Google Chrome. I'm always watching these two alligators eat up search.conduit from with GC.

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