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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:51 PM

So I installed the Firefox update a few days ago...

...and ever since, I've been getting periodic pop-up windows trying to get me to do a multitude of surveys.

Which is extremely annoying.

Anybody else experience this, or have a fix to stop it from happening?

Oh yeah, also, I now have this thing where certain words on web pages are hyperlinked to advertisements or something...which I also don't appreciate.

If anybody knows how to get rid of these, I'd appreciate learning how.

Thanks in advance.

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Reply So I installed the Firefox update a few days ago... (Original post)
GReedDiamond Feb 2013 OP
Pharaoh Feb 2013 #1
Pharaoh Feb 2013 #2
GReedDiamond Feb 2013 #4
Pharaoh Feb 2013 #8
Mnpaul Feb 2013 #3
GReedDiamond Feb 2013 #5
Mnpaul Feb 2013 #6
GReedDiamond Feb 2013 #7

Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:05 PM

1. look under programs add/remove

and see what all was installed that day. delete all but firefox

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:09 PM

2. go to control panel

choose programs

then click on programs and features. I'm on vista so it might be a bit different for u.

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:24 PM

4. I found something called "Playtopus," which was installed...

Last edited Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:27 PM - Edit history (1)

...on the same day as the Firefox update. It's some kind of gaming thing, I don't play games on my computer, not into them at all.

So far, I notice that the hyperlinked-to-ads-on-random-words-on-a-web-page annoyance has gone away.

I'm waiting now to see if I get the pop-up surveys, so far, so good.

Thanks Pharaoh!

On edit: It's been an hour now, no more pop-ups.

Thanks again, Pharaoh!

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:59 PM

8. you bet

glad I could help!

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:10 PM

3. I don't think it is the browser

I'm getting the same with Maxthon. I think more sites are just turning to surveys to evaluate themselves.

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Response to Mnpaul (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:27 PM

5. Thanks Mnpaul for your response. See my reply...

...to Pharaoh, it seems Pharaoh's advice may have done the trick, so you may want to try the fix as well.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:49 PM

6. Not the problem on my computer

I don't allow those other things to install. The survey I was dealing with were legit ones by the owners of the site. It sounds like you had a spam server installed somewhere along the way. Be careful when you install anything. Choose the "custom" install option if you can to avoid addition programs being installed and read the agreements before installing.

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Response to Mnpaul (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:27 PM

7. I'll keep that in mind, thanks for the tip Mnpaul...

...the good news is, it looks like the issue is resolved.

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