How to get rid of NORDVPN pop-op


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subject says it. Quite oftem I get that pop-up in Chrome. When I go to the notification sites via settings, it lists some but not NORDVPN. Thoughts on how to stop it

Mel
 
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I would be looking at the Chrome extensions you have installed. If Nordvpn is there, if you don't want it, uninstall it. It's not a full version of Nordvpn anyway. To use all its features you have to pay for it. They're probably wanting you to buy it is why you see popups..
 

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@compiler

I notice that you are quite a few updates behind.
Even us regular channel folks are on 22000.708

All the info for the various Windows updates, gets posted here...



All the updates with this badge, are the regular channel updates.
You can also click on that badge... to see ONLY the regular channel updates. :-)

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    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
OH CRAP. Ghot, it's worse than that. This is all happening on my W10 computer. I have a W11 computer and almost all of my Forum time pertains to W11. But this is happening on W10. I'll go post it there.

Of course, if someone has a solution for my set-up, feel free to post it here. For the record: winver 21H2 Build 19044.1706

Glass-- I don't have NORDVPN. I have Ublock (not really used) and Zenmate (used but not much). I don't even know if the popup is legitimate.
 

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    i5-11320H
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    8 gb
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    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
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Just to be sure you haven't picked up a baddie, you might want to run a full scan with Malwarebytes,
 

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    DELL 0J37VM
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    500w
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    Logitech wired
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    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
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    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
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    i7-4770
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FYI:

I've full-scanned with Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. Nothing found.
That was on my W11 laptop (Dell). Will do same for W10 Laptop (Acer)

Mel
 

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Is it just not an advertisement popup that you may have allowed at some time? Screenshot would be helpful...
 

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Coram:

I doubt it. I'll try to do a screenshot next time it appears.
How do I enter it into a post?
I can save it in a .doc file and attach that, but I'm sure there is an easier way?
 

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    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
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    1920X1080
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    256 gb SSD
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
I doubt it. I'll try to do a screenshot next time it appears.
How do I enter it into a post?
I can save it in a .doc file and attach that, but I'm sure there is an easier way?


Hello, Compiler.

To enter your screenshot, click on 'Insert Image'.


Screenshot (188)_LI.jpg
 

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Have a look in Chrome settings. My Dad had some issues like this and a program had listed itself in the Chrome settings - it took some deleting as it kept coming back again. Can't remember which settings - but go through all of them - some are nested. It will be under something like which sites can load automatically or which sites are registered in Chrome or something.

It's one reason I don't use Chrome :-) Find the settings easier on Firefox.
 

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It would also be interesting to see if it disappeared if you uninstalled Chrome and used a different browser. In case Chrome has been hacked (as happened with my Dad). One program had hacked it and was linking others so you couldn't find the original source of the pop ups easily.
 

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    Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB
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    Could be better
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    Firefox
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    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
WXC:

My problem is: I use prtscr.
So the image is on my clipboard. I can ctr/v my image into a .doc or an email.

How do I create a .jpg file from that clipboard.

I can then save it on my computer and upload it

Mel
 

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    W11
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    Dell Inspiron 15 5510
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    i5-11320H
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    8 gb
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    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    256 gb SSD
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
WXC:

My problem is: I use prtscr.
So the image is on my clipboard. I can ctr/v my image into a .doc or an email.

How do I create a .jpg file from that clipboard.

I can then save it on my computer and upload it

Mel
use the screen clipping tool and then you can save it as a .jpg
 

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OK, here is my screenshot. Any ideas?
Mel
 

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    8 gb
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    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
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    1920X1080
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    256 gb SSD
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    Edge/Chrome
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    Defender
Looks like a Yahoo thing. Is that the only site where you see it?
 

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Bruce, et. al:

Hmmm... did not consider this as a Yahoo thing. Could be. I think it could be a Chrone thing. Have not noticed it with Edge, but I use it rarely.

Mel
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W11
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 5510
    CPU
    i5-11320H
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    256 gb SSD
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
I agree. That popup is coming either from the site you are on (Yahoo) or your browser. I would lean toward Yahoo as (IMO)they are notoriously bad. I do not get it when I go to Yahoo using Firefox or Edge, but I'm using an ad blocker so I wouldn't. May I suggest that you look into adding UBlock Origin browser extension (available in all 3 major browsers). It really cuts down on the ads you see.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
I agree. That popup is coming either from the site you are on (Yahoo) or your browser. I would lean toward Yahoo as (IMO)they are notoriously bad. I do not get it when I go to Yahoo using Firefox or Edge, but I'm using an ad blocker so I wouldn't. May I suggest that you look into adding UBlock Origin browser extension (available in all 3 major browsers). It really cuts down on the ads you see.
Yeah i agree its mostly gonna be coming from yahoo, as you say they are notoriously bad for it, Another bit of info, Opera GX actually has a really good one built it, They also let you use Chrome extensions too but they're are also a good few for the main three browsers too( How much it hurts me to say Edge is a main one but sadly it is)
 

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    CM HYPER 212 RGB
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    Razer Ornata Chroma
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    Steelseries Rival 710
I use Adblock. I'll look into Ublock instead.

Also, I'm getting the adv. on 2 computers: W10 and W11 on Yahoo

Mel
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 5510
    CPU
    i5-11320H
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    256 gb SSD
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
In terms of that screenshot you can just click the cross to get rid of the ad before doing the screenshot. Sorry if that's stating the obvious.

The only time I get things like that come up is on certain sites. For example the HP site will always come up with one like that on the right side near the top - which you have to click away to see the site info.

I use Firefox and adblock plus and don't get things like that. Even without adblock plus I don't get pop ups like that with Firefox. Adblock plus mainly blocks in page adverts - not sure it would work on browser pop ups like that. Yahoo is more than just a web page.

Agree that it's probably the Yahoo page. Could you just set a different home page? I just make Google the home page. Then you get a popup asking if you want to download chrome! But only the first time - then it's gone.

Is that using Chrome? I'd suggest going deep into the settings and see what is allowed/set as your home page - seem to remember there are a couple of not so easy to find nested menus under that section. That's where I found three sites had "installed" themselves on the home page on my Dad's. One was a browser hijack thing and that allowed other popups to install themselves. Refreshing chrome didn't do any good. Ended up doing a format and clean install and installing a different browser.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    16gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    200mbps Starlink
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd

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