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Old 10-01-2013, 02:26 PM
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Need help here guys. All of a sudden I see ads on THT as well as random words as links and tons of pop ups. I already went into the tools menu of Firefox and disabled all the add ons and extensions.

This is driving me nuts!!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:29 PM
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It seems to be Firefox only. It doesn't seem to be happening on IE
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Hold computer underwater for 15 seconds and then restart. After that buy a Mac.
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www.malwarebytes.org

Download free version.

Run/deep scan

If that does not fix it, report back.
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You disabled all the add-ons in Firefox. Including AdBlockPlus? Hmmm.
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 9 View Post
www.malwarebytes.org

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X2 on the Mac.
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Hold computer underwater for 15 seconds and then restart. After that buy a Mac.
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You don't mention the O.S, so must assume XP or 7, would run combofix regardless.


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/


Originally Posted by ScarabChris View Post
Need help here guys. All of a sudden I see ads on THT as well as random words as links and tons of pop ups. I already went into the tools menu of Firefox and disabled all the add ons and extensions.

This is driving me nuts!!!
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 9 View Post
www.malwarebytes.org

Download free version.

Run/deep scan

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About 2 mos ago a pop up appeared here right under where I was clicking.
Now I am getting kicked out on my fave sites and speed is crawling.

Did full Norton scan and found nothing. Turned off cookies and deleted browser history and speed is better, but still getting kicked. 502 error here and kicked on others. It happened here. I am not happy at all. V bul is Bull
Shizah.

I have had bad times w malewarebitesme.org before and am wary to be kind.

I know Jack about these things.

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Try combofix...........it works, but if you are not computer savvy...you will likely need help regardless.

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About 2 mos ago a pop up appeared here right under where I was clicking.
Now I am getting kicked out on my fave sites and speed is crawling.

Did full Norton scan and found nothing. Turned off cookies and deleted browser history and speed is better, but still getting kicked. 502 error here and kicked on others. It happened here. I am not happy at all. V bul is Bull
Shizah.

I have had bad times w malewarebitesme.org before and am wary to be kind.

I know Jack about these things.

Unhappy in Paradise,
GFS
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 9 View Post
www.malwarebytes.org

Download free version.

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This X1000! Best free tool out there for ridding your PC of crap!
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:39 PM
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Run MB in safemode for the scan.

Add a couple things to FF. ******* plus, element hider for ABplus, NO Script and Do Not Track.

Never hurts to flush the DNS cache, run CCleaner, or Glary utilities.
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Originally Posted by nccoaster View Post
Run MB in safemode for the scan.

Add a couple things to FF. ******* plus, element hider for ABplus, NO Script and Do Not Track.

Never hurts to flush the DNS cache, run CCleaner, or Glary utilities.
I'm so glad I have a Mac.
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Most of that is to make me feel a little bit better about privacy. Macs don't give you many options. The no script can be irritating, but you have control on websites for scripts like google analytics.
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Add ons and pop ups are two different things. Turn on you pop up blocker if that doesn't work delete Firefox completely then reinstall a new version.

I have over 15 computers all work fine without any antivirus software installed. I do not believe in any antivirus software because they always make the computer run slower. A good firewall is all you need.
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Originally Posted by atcfris View Post
Hold computer underwater for 15 seconds and then restart. After that buy a Mac.


I would have to agree here!

And use Chrome.

Although realistically, you likely got a bad plugin on your browser. Technically that can happen on any computer Mac or PC equally since the operating system won't stop a browser plugin from installing. Chrome does a great job of protecting you against bad plugins.
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Originally Posted by reel axin View Post
Add ons and pop ups are two different things. Turn on you pop up blocker if that doesn't work delete Firefox completely then reinstall a new version.

I have over 15 computers all work fine without any antivirus software installed. I do not believe in any antivirus software because they always make the computer run slower. A good firewall is all you need.
I would have to agree here. I run 4 Microsoft Windows based desktops at home, 2 Windows notebooks and none of them have any anti-virus software on them. I never pirate software, I don;'t allow anyone else access to install any software on the computer. Everyone basically uses a guest account which still allows for full functionality, just not able to install / uninstall software or change major system settings.
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IBM = I Bought Mac

Been running Macs for a LONG time. Still have a desktop running like a charm and it's pretty much archaic by any standard but chugging right along like Thomas the Train, I think I can I think I can and it DOES lmao.
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If the above doesn't work I can remote in. Im waiting for a our but I'm free till 2:30
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