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12 Sep 2013   #31
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Sorry to bump, but I'm still seeing these ads, and just saw one on a website that I haven't seen these ads on before. I might have said it earlier, but I think I should mention again that I've only noticed these ads on less than a dozen sites, they are found in the same positions on the page where ads usually appear, they are sometimes replaced with ads that I'm more familiar with, they appear to be legit (save for one site where I sometimes see ads with overweight men and women in thongs), but the address that appears when I hover over them makes me nervous, and whenever I try to do my own research, I either don't find any useful information or just find something that makes me even more worried.

The only idea recommended to me by cottonball that I haven't tried yet is resetting Firefox, which I confess to having held off on doing because I've made several adjustments over the last year to Firefox's settings along with the add-ons I've installed and I hate the idea of having to make those tweaks again over time. Would it be okay if we switched to trying to solve the problem on my laptop first (since I don't use it as often and haven't made as many tweaks to it), or should I soldier on and reset Firefox on my PC? If we can go ahead with the former, should I follow the previous instructions with the exception of cottonball's FRST fix?


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14 Sep 2013   #32
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You should do as asked by cottonball ... I'm not sure why you haven't yet, but it just could be in your best interest.
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16 Sep 2013   #33
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

When I reset it, do I just keep an eye on the ads over a certain period of time to see if they return?
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21 Sep 2013   #34
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Update: I've noticed that whenever I'm on a website where these ads are displayed, HTTPS Everywhere detects Appnexus on the page. The Appnexus rule is enabled by default, and when I disable it, the ads change. Things don't go entirely back to the way they were before, though. Even though I don't get any secure-ams or secure-fra ads, I still get adnxs ads with different URLS, like ams1.ib instead of secure-ams. When visiting the xbox360achievements website, if I have the Appnexus rule disabled, there is a large ad behind/at the sides of the page content, and sometimes an ad with an illustration of a rotten banana.

Update 2: I saw one of the "buy a piece of [insert company name]" ads while using Safari on my iPhone, but when I held my thumb over it, the address it came up with was something like ad.adtegrity.net. Some other ads use the address ams1.mobile.adnxs.com. I won't mark this as solved just yet in case anything changes or I get new information, but since all my scans so far have been clean, other sites still have normal ads and I've experienced no redirecting or other strange behaviour, I don't think I'm infected.
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23 Oct 2013   #35
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Sorry to bump, but I just thought I'd see if anyone using Firefox with HTTPS Everywhere has encountered these ads, or if it's just me. I haven't experienced any problems (no slow performance, redirects, evidence of my accounts being used by someone else, etc.) but I'm still a bit unsure.
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