Some users in my environment complain that they get unnecessary web popup(ads) and a new tab opensup in the browser with a unwanted site while browsing.....
Can any one tell why is it caused and what is the remedy for it please...
This sounds like a search browser installed by other applications. You can go to add/remove program and uninstall all the search browser and see thet behabiour after that.
You could also run malwarebytes that I think it deletes 3rd party web search applications
You can find Malwarebytes (Free) and other Superb Tools in the following link:
I might add, to keep Malwarebytes (Free) do not accept the Free Trial Offer/or activate it.
The (Free) Version will suffice.
I recommend running AdwCleaner as well, as it is good for removal of Browser Hi-jackers.
All the very Best,
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Edited: By Catdaddy to add more Content
I think you will also need to install McAfee Site Advisor if it is not already deployed.
In fact, McAfee Site Advisor Enterprise is a browser protection solution that can be deployed and managed by using McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) server.
The client software runs on managed systems to protect users from threats they encounter while searching and browsing websites with Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome or downloading files with Internet Explorer. SiteAdvisor Enterprise is integrated with McAfee advanced protection solutions.
Benefits of using SiteAdvisor Enterprise
As SiteAdvisor Enterprise runs on each managed system, it notifies users about threats they might encounter when searching or browsing websites by displaying the following:
Safety rating for each site
Safety report for each site
Using the ePO Policy Catalog, administrators can create SiteAdvisor Enterprise policies that determine which sites managed systems can access. They can assign actions to sites based on their SiteAdvisor rating (for example, block red sites and warn users trying to access yellow sites). They can create lists of authorized and prohibited sites based on URLs and domains. Administrators can also customize the messaging that SiteAdvisor Enterprise displays to managed systems, and prevent users from disabling the client software on managed systems.
With the addition of the Web Filtering for Endpoint extension, you can expand safety ratings to include site content and track pages viewed on domain sites. With the addition of Web Reporter you can create detailed reports on websites.
Through the site advisor can block all content adware blocking by adding content to the different classifications (yellow, green or red) in the directives from the ePO.
On the other hand from the VSE, you can block unwanted programs and all the executables from identify processes related to Twitter Search bar or adware.
Then you go to the VSE console and add as PUP or directives from the ePO VSE.