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Pop up problems that I can't fix

By victimx
Feb 21, 2006
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  1. For quite some time now I randomly get pop ups in my firefox browser, a lot. For example if I leave my PC for 5 or 10 minutes, I come back to see about 10 pop ups in Firefox. Can someone please tell me where to start fixing this problem? Thanks a lot.
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    It is likely not Firefox is starting the popups, because unless you have the popup blocker OFF, it will block popups. Chances are good you have some malware ALREADY installed on the machine, and it is opening pages which go to your default browser (FF).

    Follow the advice and instruction in these two threads:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic30213.html
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17297.html

    If you follow that and use all the tools, you should be pretty clean. Then post a fresh HJT log as per this thread:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic19133.html

    Good luck. Get back to us with the results.
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