Thanks for that fellas. I'll check your suggestions out and see what happens.
I don't really want to do a system restore as its an old xp laptop that takes the piss trying to update the drivers after a restore.
Looks like this is the one that has sorted it for me
Downloaded malwarebytes malware fighter and there's no more zombie news ads popping up everywhere.
thanks a lot yout and everyone else for their suggestions
Edited by bullettooth1 (Friday, December 19, 2014 @ 10:28 GMT)