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Google search pages has too many adds

  • Started happening around 1 month ago or so, when searching on google i'd get a lot of ads as search result at the top, middle and bottom of the real results, i guessed my ad blocker or opera's was outdated but it's getting really annoying so far, i click on a result and it leads me to an ad, this doesnt happen on google chrome as i checked, is that opera now gives automatically those ads or should o try to get another ad blocker besides the AdBlock extension?

  • Regular Google ads or something different? Did you remove Google from the list of exceptions?

  • If legitimate links are redirecting to ad websites, it sounds like you might have got some browser malware. I got that behaviour years ago randomly when using Google Chrome. I tried antivirus scanning, Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro to no avail.
    The solution was to delete my browsing data - you might be able to keep your password data, etc., just delete as much of it as you possibly can afford to lose. It's some sort of adware that stores itself in your browsing data, and antiviruses don't think to look there.

  • Go to Opera Settings/Privacy/ then click "Clear browsing data" and untick "passwords" and anything else you want to keep, but delete as much as you can. That should get rid of the ad redirects (and the rest of it, too), if I've understood your problem correctly.

  • @darthagnon Thank you, that fixed the problem, really appreciate it.

  • Topic closed as solved.

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