Early Thursday morning, I was doing my normal stuff on the web [MySpace, Yahoo IM and Googling new films]. Well, all of a sudden, something popped up saying "You have been infected. Download now!" Of course I didn't do so as I knew it was something else, so I clicked the lil 'x' button in the right-hand top to close it. Next thing I know, I am getting tons of pop-ups every time I go to a new page. Mainly on MySpace. It's also happening when I don't even have an internet browser open. All for poker, dating sites, cell phone crap, etc.
I never use IE because it seems to hate me and I am completely in love with Firefox. Now, I have to mention that this seems to only be happening on FF. As I am currently using Safari and haven't had a problem. I did my own research today and tried to see if I could figure this out on my own but no such luck.
I downloaded Spybot -Search and Destroy, AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic, Ad-Adware 2007 and Security Task Manager. I did all the scans, removed all the infected/corrupt files and anything malicious these programs could find. Yet...the problem has not been solved.
From what I have noticed, most of the pop-ups have this starting address [http://mp.clicksor.net]
before it quickly switches to an ad. Also, I am beginning to notice other ones that are more currently popping up, do so with a lil thing at the bottom of my browser. Just a small rectangle that says something like it normally would if you were downloading something [download completed], thing is...this one says: Ad served by FBrowsingAdvisor
Please help me out here. I need my Firefox back. I'm at a loss and I really don't want my dad messing with ["fixing"] my computer. Lol.