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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 2:24 am

For some reason i have tried to get rid of these annoyning pop up ads after using spy bot, going into my internet options and changing it but still nothing has worked, what is the best way of getting rid of this, I was thinking of uninstalling and reinstall firefox but I dont know

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 3:56 am

If you are referring to the "Internet Options" menu item in Internet Explorer, nothing set there will effect Firefox as they are separate programs. Do you have have Firefox set to block pop-ups under menu path Tools->Options->Content->Block Pop-up windows?

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 4:03 am

A little more detail would help. A generic "these annoying pop up ads" doesn't really give much of a clue to your problem. Which ads? On any particular site? Or are they random?

Do you have Firefox's pop-up blocker enabled? Do you use any form of ad blocker?

If you think they have something to do with an infection, you should also try using other anti-malware programs like Sophos Virus Removal, Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware: no one program is infallible.

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 1:49 pm

Ok the pop uo ads appear on every page I go to, craigslist, facebook, yahoo and undernearth the adsd says these ads r not support by yahoo, google or whatever page, i already ran super anti spyware, spybot, I went into internet options and made a few changes however the ads continue to come up

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 5:54 pm

You might want to post a screen-shot for a couple of those ads that pop-up. Also, have you tried running a scan with Malwarebytes?
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
See: Posting_a_screenshot_on_the_forum.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Posting_a_scr ... _the_forum
Use a compressed image format like .png or .jpg and please do not post large images that break the forum layout, use thumbnails instead or only post a link.
If you need a place to host a screenshot... Note the "Uploading for general use" section of the document.
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 8:02 pm

dfoulkes wrote:You might want to post a screen-shot for a couple of those ads that pop-up. Also, have you tried running a scan with Malwarebytes?
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
See: Posting_a_screenshot_on_the_forum.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Posting_a_scr ... _the_forum
Use a compressed image format like .png or .jpg and please do not post large images that break the forum layout, use thumbnails instead or only post a link.
If you need a place to host a screenshot... Note the "Uploading for general use" section of the document.



Hey that worked, thanks for the link

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 8:26 pm

No, the crap came back, this is annoyning

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Post Posted May 10th, 2012, 9:24 pm

Post a couple of the screen-shot ads... maybe we can see something...
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 2:22 pm

dfoulkes wrote:Post a couple of the screen-shot ads... maybe we can see something...



Whats youre email, I cant seem to figure out how to post it, but I did take a few pics of it

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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 2:39 pm

Sorry, we don't give out our emails here...at least I don't... as most don't...
I posted above how to get screen-shots to this board...
Basically, use a free site for posting those shots... I use Image Shack but there are others...
Upload the pic, the using their web page info copy and paste here the code for Forums.

The reason that no pics are allowed here (as most boards) is due to the enormous space that pics take up.
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 4:16 pm

You need to host the images online somewhere like http://tinypic.com or http://www.imageshack.us which are both free to use without needing an account.

Attachments are not allowed here due to database load and to make it one less option for spammers to try and use.
(*.mozillaZine.org is not Mozilla!)
The Complaint Department at Mozilla (current complaints) (<It is not a real complaint site but for jokes/testing of bugzilla).
The Complaint department link is borked until unknown time.

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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 5:36 pm

mdamon7278 wrote:For some reason i have tried to get rid of these annoyning pop up ads after using spy bot


Hmm, long shot, where did you download Spybot from?

There used to be a bunch of nasty fake 'Spybot'/'Safer Networkings' around......bearing Malware.
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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 5:38 pm

mightyglydd wrote:
mdamon7278 wrote:For some reason i have tried to get rid of these annoyning pop up ads after using spy bot


Hmm, long shot, where did you download Spybot from?

There used to be a bunch of nasty fake 'Spybots' around......bearing Malware.



Friend of mine installed it, you think i should uninstall it or reinstall it?

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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 5:39 pm

mdamon7278 wrote:No, the crap came back, this is annoyning

Run http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free again and this time write down on paper the full details of the infection message/s it shows when it finds stuff... and post them here.
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