#1
I'm using Mozilla FireFox browser and I keep getting popup windows and tabs on everything from hookup websites to jewelry stores and anti-virus programs. I have ad-blocker Plus and even pop up filter. But I don't understand why this is still happening. If anyone can help me out I would be grateful. These popups occur when I click a link to a website like youtube and even when I click the very box I'm typing in. It's very frustrating. Anybody know what's causing this?
#2
Uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox solved most of my problems in the past.

If it persists, it might be an actual program you have installed on your computer and not know about it. Check your most recently installed programs on the computer and see if there's one you're unfamiliar with.

Anything past that is beyond me.
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#5
Get a program called MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. (Just the free version.) Install it, scan for malware, ???, enjoy your malware free PC.
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#7
go find tools to scan your computer for spyware/malware. if the tool isn't able to remove it, google any filenames that the tool found suspicious and you'll probably find steps for manual removal.
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#13
Everyone here but Sam is an amateur.

And me.

I focus on hardware though.

Also I can't post in a computer thread without doing this.

We have a computer thread for all questions regarding computers so if you ever need more help just look here and we will take care of all your PC needs.

Except buying the crap for you.

We don't have that much cash.

Also to stay on topic, 'MalwareBytes' is probably the most amazing malware removal program in existence.
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#15
Actual advice incoming, brace yourself.


Got to tools and then add-ons/ extensions and see if there is anything that looks unusual and disable them.

Also check and see if there are any names on the popups ie wamjam etc, either search how to uninstall them or if you remember the date around when all these popups started appearing go to your uninstaller program and see if there are any unusual programs installed around that time.
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#16
Why would you go on hookup sites AND jewelry stores? Surely the first means you don't have to bother with the second?
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I'm using Mozilla FireFox browser and I keep getting popup windows and tabs on everything from hookup websites to jewelry stores and anti-virus programs. I have ad-blocker Plus and even pop up filter. But I don't understand why this is still happening. If anyone can help me out I would be grateful. These popups occur when I click a link to a website like youtube and even when I click the very box I'm typing in. It's very frustrating. Anybody know what's causing this?



After running something like malware bytes go to the add ons bit on FF and look for adblock plus, works a treat.

And yes I do go to dodgy sites including here
#18
If you really need to, you could do this:

Delete other accounts from your computer except for your infected, currently used account, and it better have admin privileges. If it doesn't have admin privileges, get on the admin privilege account and delete your infected account. Problem solved.

If your infected account has the admin privileges, create a new account with admin privileges. Then log off your infected account, log onto the new account, and delete your old infected account. Problem solved.

I did this when I had a nasty run in with Win 7. It wouldn't let me access the internet to update MalwareBytes. Of course, this doesn't work if that garbage malware has spread to other accounts/is in your systems.

I also use these add-ons: BluHell Firewall, KillJasmin, and Updated Ad Blocker for Firefox 11+. Not an ad or a pop-up to be seen.

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#19
have you tried turning it off and on again?
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#20
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have you tried turning it off and on again?

I know you were joking, Joel...

But OP, if you have a computer virus, don't do this. You might've downloaded ransomware and/or whatever that type of virus is that won't let you reboot.

Yeah, as others have said, see if you can download MalwareBytes and keep it on your computer. If you're ever unsure about a virus removal program you don't remember downloading, just do a quick Google search to see if it's genuine. If not, don't do as it asks.
#21
Actually, yeah, I was gonna mention how BJ is probably not the best CC rolemodel.
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