Browser delays

By Mac29
Jul 31, 2013
  1. OK guys I'm here because I'm sure this section will know about 'things' like and similar ad entities that are slowing down my Firefox browsing.

    I do not (believe I) have a virus. I use Sandboxie or a VM. I also have kept anti-virus appls updating for the occasional sweep. Never find anything when I scan (after running something when not in my VM).

    But, when I run Firefox, no add-ons or plugins, I'll typically see these ad sites shown in the lower left of my screen. I'm not redirected, there's nothing with any similar name anywhere in my system, but I know these 'sites' are slowing my browsing. The only solution I've seen that looks remotely correct is to block the sites in my hosts file. I can research how to do that but, again, I don't believe I have any viruses, I just want to bypass these ad things and go directly to what I'm trying to access.

    Where do these things come from and what's the easiest way to stop them? Ideally w/o trying out some 'recommended' download.


  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,816   +343

    Is Firefox the only browser affected?
  3. Mac29

    Mac29 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I see the same stuff in IE - doubleclick, etc. Don't use any other browsers currently. Just slows me down but sometimes I count half a dozen of these things before my webpages pops up.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,816   +343

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