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#1 atlily

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:04 PM

Hi, I've been having this problem for a couple days now. When I open Firefox, sometimes when I click anywhere on a page, a pop up will open. When I try to click on a link on the page, the pointer doesn't turn into a hand, it's just the normal mouse pointer and when I click the pop up opens. This doesn't happen all the time, but it does about 75% of the time I open a new page. I think I may have an unwanted extention or add on that's causing this, but when I look at my extensions and add-ons, I don't see any that look suspicious. I've tried various programs such as Junkware Removal Tool and AdwCleaner and I've run my anti-virus program and nothing seems to get rid of it. Can someone help me please, that would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!


Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2013 - 03:33 PM.
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#2 SuperComputer

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

1.Run adwcleaner http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

2.install the ad blocking plug-in for firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

3.Enjoy  :thumbup2:


Edited by SuperComputer, 17 November 2013 - 02:11 PM.


#3 rp-57

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

yes I agree because I had the same problem in the past I kept getting pop ups all over my screen then pc locked up with a hugh fbi ransome ware.  took pc to shop and they got rid of the ransome ware.  hope you can get those pop ups off.






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