Skip to comments.Popups and Links added while Posting on Free Republic
Posted on 01/20/2013 5:57:06 PM PST by BwanaNdege
Today I started getting pop-ups while Posting Comments on Free Republic. I am also getting some of the words and terms in my comment turned into hyperlinks.
This is in Firefox 18.0.1
Popup Blocker is "On" in Firefox Options.
It’s NOT FR. It’s malware/adware.
I forget what it’s called. infolinks or something like that.
Malware! I dl’d the malwarebytes free demo and it fixed it.
What a pain, right?
Stop using Windows!
But seriously, you need to download malwarebytes or Mcaffe and scan your system because you are infected.
Try rebooting your computer. The browsers sometimes get clogged with junk.
This is a recent problem?
Have you installed any recent new extensions/add-ons in FF?
Sounds like hostile malware, seriously. Hope your antiviral vigilance hasn’t been hijacked.
Worth the money. They catch everything!
To get rid of those annoying pop-ups please send me your account number and pin. Stat.
Yep. I would search for malware if you have any programs on board. If you don’t have Malwarebytes, you probably want to download it.
Also, do as little as possible with the computer until it’s fixed.
Look for Babylon
Bad stuff.... Finally had to dig into registry
Super Anti-Spyware is a good one for getting rid of mal-ware, too.
Thanks for all the recommendations.
I downloaded & installed MalwareBytes. It found “PUP.FunMoods” and removed it.
Ran SpyBot. It found & removed “Win32.downloader.bltu”
Finally discovered that the popups were from “Text-Enhance.com”. I’m not sure where I got it from. They had a go-away link on their website. I clicked it.
It went away....I think. :-) I will rerun SpyBot and MalwareBytes just to be sure.
Name on OS that doesn’t have malware that runs on a PC.
True. I should have asked for one OS that connects to the Internet. :-)
Think of the parallels with that WH maggøt in your ruthlessness in destroying said infection.
I had a malware called snap.do that did the same thing. Technically, called a browser hijacker.
Malwarebytes cleared mine. Microsoft Security Essentials (for Windows 7) isn’t bad and works proactively. That said, no virus protection tool works against unknown or new threats.
Linux (ie. knoppix) run from a CD. :-)
Yeah, there’s no OS free from potential malware, but windows has a lot more it at present.
Actually, I did get a virus while using DOS 3.0. It was a “Boot Virus”, on a 5-1/4 inch floppy disk. Ask your grandfather what a 5-1/4 inch floppy disk is. The virus would attach to the boot sector of the floppy disk, and could propagate to any other floppies installed after the PC was infected. These floppies would then infect subsequent PCs that they were inserted in. The infection occurred on startup of the PC with the floppy, often inadvertantly, left in the drive. The PC manufacturers quickly added code to the BIOS that would detect and warn of a pending infection.
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