firefox and popups

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  1. kerno

    kerno New Member

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    so i have firefox and i started getting popups but nothing will detect that i have a virus....is there anything i can do short of replacing my hard drive to get rid of this?
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Are you only getting popups on certain web sites or does it happen even when Firefox is closed? They could be flash popups coming from web sites. I run an extension called flashblock that stops flash from automatically running. Or you could have spyware already on your system from previously using IE or spyware laden software like Kazaa. Get Ad Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Microsoft Antispyware, and Webroot Spysweeper (trial). If those can't remove it, reformat.
     
  3. tony

    tony Guest

    Did you disable the pop-up killer in firefox by accident?
     
  4. Zak8022

    Zak8022 New Member

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    you said you did a virus scan... but have you done an Adware scan? if not... do so. Ad-Aware and Spybot are your friends... run these two progs and you should be aight.
     
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    What "fun appz" have you downloaded recently?
     

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