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Windows 7: PC infested with many ads after installing Firefox

11 Sep 2013   #1
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
PC infested with many ads after installing Firefox

Hello, I'm CrazyKilla

I've been using Opera for the past year until it recently stopped playing YouTube videos, it would just be a black square, I installed Firefox and it worked fine, until ads started to kick in.

Google has ads
YouTube videos have ads (Not the skip in 5 ones, definitely not ads put there by YouTube)
Half of the words are blue and underlined, which when my mouse hovers over it opens up a box with ads relating to the word

So I uninstalled Firefox, went back to Opera, Now Opera has the same ads, and even worse.

Every web page I open, I only have 3 seconds to click something, after that my mouse cannot interact with anything on the page (E.g. I cannot click images, links and stuff)

Outside of my web browsers are audio ads, playing in the background, I can mute them but they turn back on every start up and whenever I change audio devices.
When I have Opera open, It randomly opens up a webpage full of ads.
Google chrome does not let me use Google, it says that I am connected to some third party browser and not actually Google...

The odd thing is that there is no process in task manager that can be causing the audio ads, it can only be a service. On my start up I only have 4 programs enabled; Steam, utorrent, DisplayFusion and LogMeIn.


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11 Sep 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Premium 64-bit sp1
 
 

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11 Sep 2013   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also there are several add blocker AddOns available for Firefox. Just go to the firefox addons page.
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11 Sep 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Where did you get the download of Mozilla Firefox from??
Some websites would of also loaded a bunch of PUP's.
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11 Sep 2013   #5
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

A deep cleaning is in order imho. A run with Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware (in "safe" mode) at a minimum.
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