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does anyone know whats causing this?

Discussion in 'General PC Chat' started by gravehead, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. gravehead

    gravehead TK Veteran

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    WP_20161223_10_57_34_Pro.jpg WP_20161223_10_56_40_Pro.jpg merry christmas everyone,
    my pc has developed a problem over the last week or so and i'm hoping someone could tell me what it is so i can start googleing and hopefully fix it.
    on a lot of websites and emails there are a load of small numbers appearing instead of text (i've added a couple of pictures to illustrate)
    no idea what it is and i can't look on the net for answers as i don't know where to start.
    the pc is running windows 7 and has been great for the last 3 years or so and any help at all would be much appreciated
    thanks
     
  2. Burlesy

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    Sounds like a browser problem what are you using? Chrome, firefox Internet Explorer Opera etc.
    i would try another browser and see if that has a difference.
    If it does then I would clear cache and cookies and everything possible within the browser.
    if that doesn't work then try a system restore.
     
  3. mrtweaks

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    If it happens on other browsers then a good deep virus scan might help?
     
  4. kiddac

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    download and run adw cleaner.

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

    ---------- Post Merged at 04:45 PM ----------

    in fact its christmas. Give your computer a spring clean if you have never done so.

    After you have run adw cleaner run junkware cleaner incase adw has missed anything.
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/

    Download and run cccleaner ( to clear the years of junk).
    https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard
    run both the cleaner and registry cleaner.

    Download malwarebytes. Run that to clear your computer of any dodgy malware.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/

    Finally run a good antivirus. Trend micro house call is pretty good.
    HouseCall - Free Online Virus and Spyware Scan
     
  5. mrtweaks

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    There is only one on there I do not use ;)
     
  6. skeletow

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    Have you tried with different browsers? does it still happen in safe mode?
     
  7. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    I had the same problem with Windows Live Mail and it turned out to be something to do with font settings in Microsoft Office .... or the PC, can't remember which.

    Google this: strange characters in browser
     
  8. maff

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    I did and a picture of Wheelo came up! ;)