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#1 Rowdee

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:17 AM

Hi guys. Very rarely I need help with this sort of thing, because Im very careful and keep all my security stuff in top shape. However.... something goiung on here Ive never seen. I started having pages pop open in Firefox. Pages for add sites and such and its annoying. Doesnt happen with every page, but its definitely a problem. I also started hearing an add play when I open Dailymail and theres music playing, but I dont see an add. Firefox is annoying enough lately with all its issues and then theres flash...yikes, but this is beyond me and makes my computer just almost stop till firefox crashes. Ive done every security,spybot, malwarebytes and anvi smart defender and I have run scans with all of them without finding anything. As we speak, flash crashed and locked up my browser again and I had to wait for it to close. At my wits end here. Any ideas?



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 10:18 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.
IMPORTANT
  • If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.
If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
  • Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.
  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).
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Download the version of this tool for your operating system.
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
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#3 Rowdee

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:20 AM

Ive done everything and none of it worked. I did, however, reset my Firefox and re-configured all my add ons and such and seems Ive cured the issue.



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 08:21 AM

If all is well.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this little guide best security practices keep safe.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 09:34 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.




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