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Windows 7: Annoying Pop ups. HELP.

23 Jul 2014   #1
grounded

windows 7
 
 
Annoying Pop ups. HELP.

I have done everything I can think of to get rid of these pests, I am using firefox and windows 7, i have scanned the computer with Malawarebytes, avast, and Microsoft essentials, reinstalled firefox, deleted all add ons, funny thing is only one site is badly affected, Dpreview, the site moderators assure me they don't use pop ups, is there anything more I can do? It really is driving me nuts.


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23 Jul 2014   #2
Phill3990

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey there,

You could try scanning with:

SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

It is good at finding the tracking cookies websites use to get adverts and pop ups onto your computer.

The free version is more than enough to do this.

Phill3990
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23 Jul 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

Do you have pop-ups blocked in your browser settings? For Firefox it's under Tools>Options>Content.
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23 Jul 2014   #4
Halbfin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ditto all the above. Try that first.

If you do have pop-ups blocked as gregrocker described, do you have any exceptions listed? When you reinstalled FF, did you ensure it was an entirely fresh install, not one that maintained some prior settings?

If none of this helps, you could try looking at FF add-ons and see if some of those will help. Not just pop-up blockers, although certainly take a look at those. Something controlling scripts might help. And if all else fails, you can look at tab/window-related add-ons and make it so that anything would open in a background tab. That would still be annoying, but the manageable sort. You'd be able to get work done.

Looking at what site(s) the pop-ups are being hosted by might also help. If they come from only a few sources, it might be worth concentrating on blocking out those. Watch the status bar/banner as they load in case of redirects.
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23 Jul 2014   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Can you provide any screenshots?

Someone may know what they are and how to deal with them.
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23 Jul 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grounded View Post
I have done everything I can think of to get rid of these pests, I am using firefox and windows 7, i have scanned the computer with Malawarebytes, avast, and Microsoft essentials, reinstalled firefox, deleted all add ons, funny thing is only one site is badly affected, Dpreview, the site moderators assure me they don't use pop ups, is there anything more I can do? It really is driving me nuts.
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23 Jul 2014   #7
grounded

windows 7
 
 

Tried your method Andrew, my screen went black, and system restore wouldn't work, ended up taking CP to repair shop, fixed for $20. I do not know what the tech'y did but all is fine now.
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23 Jul 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Only $20 ? That`s awesome, good job

Now, you need to be more careful in your browsing and downloading

As asked, do you have your pop up blocker on , is it set on high, block all pop ups ?
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23 Jul 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grounded View Post
Tried your method Andrew, my screen went black....
What method? I was asking you to agree to terms so we can start malware removal.
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