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#1 Scrounger


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:33 PM

So I'm not sure if I have a virus or not, if you look at the attachment I have Ad Choice and Chitika labels. The links take you to chitika.com but they have nothing on the site on how to remove. Is this a virus or what.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

Hello and Welcome to Malwarebytes

I have not heard of them, but seems like they are an advertising and marketing company, if you want to make sure your are not infected, feel free to follow the instructions below to receive free, one-on-one expert assistance in checking your system and clearing out any infections and correcting any damage done by the malware.

Please see the following pinned topic which has information on how to get help with this: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:56 AM

This comment is in regards to the "Chitika Virus" that has mistakenly been associated with Chitika, an online ad network. Chitika ads are not in any way viruses, and we do not serve any sort of pop-up or pop-under ads. A third party has been using Chitika's name on a virus that they have created, which is not at all affiliated with us. The best way to differentiate whether or not the Chitika ad you are seeing is valid or not is to ask yourself these questions:

- Does the ad show a blue link in the upper right corner that says Chitika? If so, it is not a valid Chitika ad.
- Does the ad have a link on the bottom right corner that says “Opt Out”? If not, this is not a valid Chitika ad.
- Is the hover ad following you around the internet and not closing when prompted? If the ad is in the bottom right corner of your screen and does not close after you click the “x” it is not a Chitika ad.

If you *are* viewing a valid Chitika ad, keep in mind that it is up to the owner of the website as to whether or not they decide to display ads on their website. Opting out of our advertisements means that you will no longer see ads suited toward your search interests, but you will still see the ad units themselves (they will just be un-targeted).

We are currently working with the authorities to find out who may be behind this. To learn more about Chitika’s Privacy Policy, visit http://chitika.com/privacy. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at support@chitika.com.

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