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Windows 7: Facebook is sending me spam

11 Dec 2013   #1
bobland

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
 
 
Facebook is sending me spam

I don't have a Facebook account but about half of the sites I open send down a "like.php," and other garbage. This occurs mostly on Firefox. I haven't seen this yet on Chrome. At any rate, it is making me crazy. I have cookies and pop-ups blocked but keep getting this crap.

Anyone know how to effectively block this nonsense?

Thanks,
Burt


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11 Dec 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

That's because those sites have Facebook integration, with Like This buttons. Chrome is designed to spy your every move so it's probably just hiding that behaviour.

For Firefox:

Ghostery addon locks down tracking, and that facebook integration nonsense (because it's tracking).

Noscript locks down anything you don't specifically allow. scripts, java, flash.
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11 Dec 2013   #3
bobland

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
 
 

Thanks. I'll reinstall both.
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11 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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11 Dec 2013   #5
Jacksonjack

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

You should report to the Facebook community or email to the Facebook admin.
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11 Dec 2013   #6
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Tried it. Horrible. It wants to delete some of my apps, and lots of legitimate stuff ... with no explanation!.
Rejected!
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11 Dec 2013   #7
Skits559

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
 
 

not sure if im wrong but my web browser used to be impossible to use, opening a page and waiting 5 minutes to click something on that page because the more i clicked the more windows of spam poped up but im sure this program didnt only fix that, but also removed a bunch of unwanted/unknown about crap from my pc thanks to Jacee, Junkware Removal Tool Download

it was either that, or avast, which is free and good enough btw
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11 Dec 2013   #8
Skits559

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skits559 View Post
not sure if im wrong but my web browser used to be impossible to use, opening a page and waiting 5 minutes to click something on that page because the more i clicked the more windows of spam poped up but im sure this program didnt only fix that, but also removed a bunch of unwanted/unknown about crap from my pc thanks to Jacee, Junkware Removal Tool Download

it was either that, or avast, which is free and good enough btw
AVAST 2014 | Download Free Antivirus Software for Virus Protection
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11 Dec 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by margrave View Post
Tried it. Horrible. It wants to delete some of my apps, and lots of legitimate stuff ... with no explanation!.
Rejected!
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You are the first person that reports such problems. I have used the program on several of my PCs and on some friends PCs too and never encountered such a problem. It was originally suggested by Jacee and as a Consumer Security MVP she knows what she is doing.
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11 Dec 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have also run this program many, many times with Zero problems.
I also got it from the very same site.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

***margrave could you give us a list of legit programs that Adwcleaner wanted to remove.
It would be helpful.
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