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New Tabs Opening With Seemingly Random Clicks. Firefox, Windows 8.


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#1 ZebraTamer

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

Origin: I believe this all started when I tried to download a first row sports app, almost a week ago. There was tons of extra addons and one I missed was something along the lines of BackupMyPc, or something like that.

 

Steps Taken: So far I've uninstalled both programs, firstrow and BackupMyPC, using Revo Uninstaller (those were the only programs I noticed). I have also ran scans in HitmanPro, and Emisoft Anti-Malware. Both turned up with a few risks and I believe they removed them. I also ran CCleaner but I don't know if that's even relevant.

 

Current Issue: I still, at seemingly random times, have a new tab open if I click somewhere on a page, it doesn't have to be a link, just anywhere. The tab that opens sometimes most often has a really long URL starting with 123srv.com. An example: http://123srv.com/ads-clicktrack/click/newjump1.do?affiliate=63801&subid=1049999&terms=internet%20reddit.com%20reddit%20reddit.com%20vote%20comment%20submit&ai=lSUKl2NfJuY_q5FusjZQHQmx0aHSezZC_1pt7p2pa4jtg1_mScv_Vy3jpiqDKdF8-g6kkNoKhxu2uZWb8Hn8PDpX48S7-PLwhh2g1nUYie25Nfm3oZmInl4UFm-B_lkssho1Wp7-4apAda1JpUpkreAog4bvg1UpuLd_V3ZTqnvF3LOZnL37iKMlwCV8dBaOjfKVEnLDzT7StCli17D7wQqwdmOeKRYRlaZpAraeSFGEJbcaLGaIFDQVOigCniIcHyJq-LPEa3uMbbZl8n1cibSI-lwVfpax6ThRbCAabW9bcubz_Y_006T9l5lvqEuOO1FApaottSXVoxwbDZcE94z78NBDh4YZn9cBK6yZCTio4l2PBj1l9DxH8e8Da4bdJWzICyy6aCMNYoVy6Z7TBOZqb02c5GzTy3AJns_n5f-2GmavGFANiranuJ6sJp7iKIstNMOqik7FWzozVcEIv3AvKKPuIVH_599sC1cs1sSUETmp_K_tzP_E5OVzbcEQ1R0alXbYAbxNowHMZC8fghVYJE7IsyYaHiW941xMzBz4NeIwi08YFg&version=1.1. It's not always 123srv.com tho, sometimes it will be a fake flash installer or an ad for a cupon, but 123srv.com appears at a much higher frequency.

The interferience seems to be getting worse the more I use the internet. Recently random pages will have a sidebar with an arrow that has "Hot Deals" from places like Ebay. The sidebars say they are by PacFunction.

 

I am using firefox and running windows 8

 

EDIT: This is a new one thats coming up and sent avast off with a Threat Detcted **WARNING RISKY LINK** http://a.mktsend.net/a?url=075def04699a709cbe19ab991c1d662a4df15e1543b6f5d6ac59caf5b2775c5e75c962446e66941740049488cd0e72 **WARNING RISKY LINK**


Edited by ZebraTamer, 25 March 2014 - 04:35 PM.


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#2 MAD37

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

I have been having the same issue. I found a plugin that I did not add to firefox called v-bates and could only disable it, once disabled the problem seems to have quit. I also went to add and remove programs in windows and found v-bates installed on my computer, so I uninstalled it. If you could check and see if that v-bates thing is on your computer we may have found the issue.


Edited by MAD37, 25 March 2014 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:53 PM

I found a PacFunction addon! I've removed that from firefox, and then found some files in the computer as well. It's in my Program Files (x86). I deleted as many as I could, but there are some leftover because the files are open in another program according to Windows. I tried scanning the folders with Emisoft and it doesn't find any problems. I'm not sure hot to remove them.






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