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1/20/2013 | BwanaNdege

Posted on 01/20/2013 5:57:06 PM PST by BwanaNdege

Help!

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.

Any ideas?

Thanks!


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: faq; firefox; hyperlinks; malware; popups; vanity

1 posted on 01/20/2013 5:57:11 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

It’s NOT FR. It’s malware/adware.

I forget what it’s called. infolinks or something like that.


2 posted on 01/20/2013 5:59:54 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: BwanaNdege

Malware! I dl’d the malwarebytes free demo and it fixed it.

What a pain, right?


3 posted on 01/20/2013 6:01:20 PM PST by DBrow
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To: BwanaNdege

Stop using Windows!

But seriously, you need to download malwarebytes or Mcaffe and scan your system because you are infected.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 6:02:29 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: BwanaNdege

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?


5 posted on 01/20/2013 6:03:26 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: BwanaNdege

Sounds like hostile malware, seriously. Hope your antiviral vigilance hasn’t been hijacked.


6 posted on 01/20/2013 6:05:04 PM PST by Prospero
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To: BwanaNdege
I use Malwarebytes and Kaspersky. Professional versions for both.

Worth the money. They catch everything!

7 posted on 01/20/2013 6:05:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: BwanaNdege

To get rid of those annoying pop-ups please send me your account number and pin. Stat.


8 posted on 01/20/2013 6:13:18 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: BwanaNdege

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.


9 posted on 01/20/2013 6:18:28 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DBrow

Look for Babylon
Bad stuff.... Finally had to dig into registry


10 posted on 01/20/2013 7:16:19 PM PST by pointsal
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To: RoosterRedux

Super Anti-Spyware is a good one for getting rid of mal-ware, too.
http://www.superantispyware.com/


11 posted on 01/20/2013 7:50:23 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Drango
gettin' any bites?

12 posted on 01/20/2013 8:54:52 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: BwanaNdege; All

Thanks for all the recommendations.

I downloaded & installed MalwareBytes. It found “PUP.FunMoods” and removed it.

Problems remained.

Ran SpyBot. It found & removed “Win32.downloader.bltu”

Problems remained.

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.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 9:55:02 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-text-enhance/


14 posted on 01/20/2013 10:51:05 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto; BwanaNdege
thanks, for the post/update..& the remedies. :-)

15 posted on 01/21/2013 5:07:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: 3Fingas

Name on OS that doesn’t have malware that runs on a PC.


16 posted on 01/21/2013 5:56:35 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton
"Name on OS that doesn’t have malware that runs on a PC."

DOS 3.0

17 posted on 01/21/2013 7:00:15 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

True. I should have asked for one OS that connects to the Internet. :-)


18 posted on 01/21/2013 7:34:51 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: BwanaNdege
Sounds like a foreign critter.

Think of the parallels with that WH maggøt in your ruthlessness in destroying said infection.


/.02

19 posted on 01/21/2013 7:38:07 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: BwanaNdege

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.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 7:42:45 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: for-q-clinton

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.


21 posted on 01/21/2013 10:57:59 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: for-q-clinton

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.


22 posted on 01/21/2013 1:02:29 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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