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Windows 7: Random Pop Up Ad "Empowering Your Opinions"

09 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 8 64bit
Random Pop Up Ad "Empowering Your Opinions"

I keep getting a random ad pop up which brings me to a site called Empowering Your Opinions. I can't see anything on the page due to the Adblocker extention via FireFox, but I have scanned my computer with Norton 360 and Malwarebytes and they have not detected it.

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09 Jun 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Download AdWareCleaner AdwCleaner Download to your desktop
1.Right-click on adwcleaner.exe and select Run As Administrator to launch the application.
2.Click on Delete button.
3.Confirm each time with OK.
4.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart. Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
Note: You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt as well - n is the order number.
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09 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 8 64bit

# AdwCleaner v2.303 - Logfile created 06/09/2013 at 20:55:08
# Updated 08/06/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : Ecko - ECKO-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\Ecko\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Search]

***** [Services] *****

***** [Files / Folders] *****

***** [Registry] *****

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v10.0.9200.16576

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v21.0 (en-US)

File : C:\Users\Ecko\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5b40a668.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.


AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [793 octets] - [09/06/2013 20:51:35]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [725 octets] - [09/06/2013 20:55:08]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [784 octets] ##########
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09 Jun 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Please download TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

After rebooting, flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file.
Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it.Vista and Windows 7... right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

Tell me if you're still getting the pop-up redirection.
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11 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 8 64bit

Haven't seen it pop up again, so I think it worked. Thank you.
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11 Jun 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Hope that was all it was and you're welcome
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15 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 8 64bit

It's popping back up again. :|
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15 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Can you show a prnt screen of your Programs and Features window ?

Click on click on Control Panel choose Uninstall a program under Programs .

Another options :

Click on type programs and features inside and press [ENTER] .

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .
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15 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 8 64bit


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15 Jun 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

When does it pop up when you open up Firefox ? Did you take a look inside the Add-ons for Firefox ?
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