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Firefox 33.1 and Ebola Ad


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#1 softeyes

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:32 PM

:idea: Help!  Updated to Firefox 33.1 this morning and oh joy, you will see in the picture I have inherited an beg for money ad

for Ebola.  Clicking "no thanks" will not remove this annoying ad.  I close out of Firefox..and it returns!  Anyone else experiencing this?

How to get rid of it?  Thanks!

 

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:29 PM

It is obviosuly some sort of virus or adware, i run FF and have not got that, nor is it the sort of thing mozilla would do. Check your extensions and plugins, see if anything new has been added. Also run a scan with your antivirus, one with malwarebytes antimalware and scan with the tools rkill, security check, minitoolbox,adwcleaner and FSS which are available in the downloads section of this site. Make sure to check the correct settings before scanning and choose options for scanning and reporting but not removing threats until you can do more research about them. Once you have logs from those programs post them in a new thread in the "am i infected" or "virus removal logs" section of this forum. the standard settings used for the various scanners would be best determined by asking one of the staff on this site, they wil probably recommend standard settings which they will list for you. You could also scan with eset online scanner and with kaspersky virus removal tool , make sure when you look for these tools that you download from the correct website (the relevant antivirus company's website never a third party one) i am sorry i cannot remember the links to give you to get to the tools.
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#3 JohnC_21

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:40 PM

Not a virus. Google has a campaign going on now where they will donate $2 for every dollar donated. I went to

 

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl

 

and got the same thing.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:04 PM

@rp88 ~ thank you for the suggestion(s).  I'm not worried about this being a virus, malware etc. however it's flat out irritating! I did run MCE and Mbam just for fun..clean!

 

@JohnC_21 ~ glad I'm not "alone" with this campaign..still aggravating on the part of Google!  Seeing their personal choice for charitable matching does not mean all Google users wish to be bugged by their choice! :apple:

 

Time to share my beef with Google! :grinner:



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:25 PM

Which country are you in, i'm in britain and haven't seen this.
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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:50 PM

I'm in the U.S. and it looks like there is no longer a bar on their search page because the campaign is done.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 05:07 PM

Yes..finally the request for money is over!  I have been using Google for years, and it seems to me that this was the first time I had a direct marketing campaign from them. Hopefully the feedback they received was to find a different fund raising approach.

 

Thread can close! :guitar:






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