I recently visited a website and I clicked a link suddenly a new tab appears about a survey. Was that a virus?

  • What browser are you using? – Mitch Sep 3 '14 at 7:34
  • I am using Chromium. – Jay-ar Sep 3 '14 at 7:35

You have to disable Pop-Ups. Just click on Customize and control --> Settings

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Click on Show advanced settings

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Then Privacy --> content settings

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Then Pop-ups --> Do not allow

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Also go to Customize and control --> Settings --> Extensions, and search for Ad Block, and choose an item from the list.

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  • My default setting is like that. That reminds me of a site I visited and It was blocked but I tried it again and it was not blocked. Then, recently I visited kickasstorrent and it didn't block. – Jay-ar Sep 3 '14 at 7:48
  • See added info in my answer. – Mitch Sep 3 '14 at 7:54
  • Thanks, Mitch. I added an extension. Uhh instead of searching on google, I should have tried that. – Jay-ar Sep 3 '14 at 7:58

No it probably was just the website opening a new tab, which although annoying doesn't have to mean you got a virus;)

  • So, it's just ok to visit torrent sites and other stuffs? You can call me paranoid guy for this question. – Jay-ar Sep 3 '14 at 7:37
  • @Jay-ar - keep an ad blocker active if you must visit such sites. – muru Sep 3 '14 at 7:37
  • I searched about that weeks ago and here it's: [link] (penguininside.blogspot.com/2009/08/…) I'm skeptical about the instructions. – Jay-ar Sep 3 '14 at 7:41
  • Well there is a difference between doing all sorts of crazy stuff on the internet and having a single website spawn an extra tab in your browser. For general internet safety I use a combination of Adblock and Ghostery. That tutorial seems a bit convoluted. – Minos Sep 3 '14 at 7:45
  • Yeah, It's really complicated that's why I didn't do it. What browser are you using? The crazy stuff I am talking about is visiting nude photos. Lol – Jay-ar Sep 3 '14 at 7:51

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