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#1 Skunch

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:29 AM

recently, i noticed my computer seemingly thinking that i'm in amsterdam. when i load google maps it shows a map of amsterdam, as if it's loading my local area i assume. anyone know what kinda danger there could be to this?


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:32 AM

What is the situation in Windows Control panel when click Region and language?



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:54 AM

it all looks normal in region and language. It might be something with my web browser, which i've tried completely wiping and reinstalling (firefox). i accidentally clicked on an ad from an installation of VLC media player awhile back and that messed with my browser (installed some bogus toolbar) which prompted me to reinstall firefox



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Try using AdwCleaner to get rid of the toolbar/s.

 

Please download AdwCleaner and run it.
 
An image like the one below will open, click on Scan.
 
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Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be close so that the infections can be removed.  Click on Ok.
 
When cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your next post.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

Are you, by any chance using a proxy?

 

Or some sort of proxy extension for firefox?


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