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Why does my computer randomly play advertisements with no prompting?

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At random times our computer will just play an advertisement. We could be sitting in the same room watching TV and all of a sudden our computer is talking to us. We could be tucked in bed and our computer starts talking to us. I could be typing this description and an advertisement will randomly play.

At random times our computer will just play an advertisement. We could be sitting in the same room watching TV and all of a sudden our computer is talking to us. We could be tucked in bed and our computer starts talking to us. I could be typing this description and an advertisement will randomly play.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • 5.1.20913.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Coupons Inc., Coupon Printing FireFox Plugin
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Simple Browser plug-in that launchs CaddieSync for Mac
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • Firefox 32.0.3
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:32.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/32.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/32.0.3/Darwin/en-US/

Extensions

  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x 867
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • driverDate:
  • driverVersion:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'quartz', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none', u'AzureContentBackend': u'quartz', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: NVIDIA Corporation -- NVIDIA GeForce 9400 OpenGL Engine
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: OpenGL

Modified Preferences

  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 4
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140923175406
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140923175406
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 32.0.3
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 32.0.3
  • font.internaluseonly.changed: False
  • gfx.blacklist.webgl.msaa: 4
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1412595938
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 46977
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 4
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1412542128

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8837 solutions 72221 answers

Is it popping up in front of what you're doing when you're working on the computer, or is this playing in the background? A website in an inactive (background) tab could be reloading itself at certain intervals... Does this occur even if Firefox is completely closed?

Is it popping up in front of what you're doing when you're working on the computer, or is this playing in the background? A website in an inactive (background) tab could be reloading itself at certain intervals... Does this occur even if Firefox is completely closed?
Ryan Weaber 2 solutions 15 answers

Well, some programs have viruses that have random ad popups. I say, look through your programs, and if there isn't one that you remember downloading, please uninstall it. If this doesn't work, I say, download Adblock Plus.


Next time, please include the kinds of advertisements.

Well, some programs have viruses that have random ad popups. I say, look through your programs, and if there isn't one that you remember downloading, please uninstall it. If this doesn't work, I say, download Adblock Plus. '''Next time, please include the kinds of advertisements.'''
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4300 solutions 60384 answers
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