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#1 k.campbell

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:28 PM

so, this started happening maybe 2 months ago, I don;t remember if I did something different or if it spontaneously happened. But anyways, when I'm on google's homepage, and I start to type in the search bar, once I've typed a couple words an odd pop-up window shows up asking me to save a file (refer to the attached pic). On top of this, it will open up multiple windows showing the same pop up. I'm not certain but it may open one window per word typed. It doesn't happen every time either (of course..). but maybe you guys can help.


Browser: Firefox v.10.0.2
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:26 AM

Hello...do you have the add-on downthemall or something to that nature. I have herd of a problem with a firefox add-on causing problems trying to download unwanted stuff. You can check your add-on through tools, and add-on's. Just a thought.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hello...do you have the add-on downthemall or something to that nature. I have herd of a problem with a firefox add-on causing problems trying to download unwanted stuff. You can check your add-on through tools, and add-on's. Just a thought.


No I don't use that add-on, never heard of it actually.

I completely forgot to include which add-ons I currently have installed and enabled (duh!). Here's the list of currently installed AND enabled add-ons:

Adobe Acrobat 10.1.1.33
RealPlayer HTML5VideoShim Plug-In (32-bit) 15.0.2.72
Shockwave Flash 11.1.102.55
LavaFox V1 1.3.7 --> Appearance add-on
Adblock Plus 2.0.3
FastestFox 4.7.7
NoScript 2.3
RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin 15.0.2
Vertical Toolbar 0.2.6

If you need a list of disabled plug-ins, I can provide that too.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:44 PM

Try disabling your fastest fox and see if that works. JSON is simply a java script object notation, so it is not malware or virus related. Annoying but not deadly. It has to be one of your add-on's, the only question is which one. From what i have seen there can be more than one type causing the problem.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:17 PM

Try disabling your fastest fox and see if that works. JSON is simply a java script object notation, so it is not malware or virus related. Annoying but not deadly. It has to be one of your add-on's, the only question is which one. From what i have seen there can be more than one type causing the problem.



Ok, I disabled it and am trying to replicate the problem. So far so good. But I'll give it a day or two just to make sure. I'll post back with the results.
Thank you for your help!
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:53 PM

So I disabled fastestfox and I haven't had a pop-up since. I think that must be the issue. No big deal though, I just removed it. Thank you for the help guys!
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