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how do i get rid of these annoying popups I block them and they still come back every time I open a new window. I HATE them!!

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How do I get rid of unwanted popups, they keep coming back even when I check the boxes. I HATE them!!!!!!!!!!

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How do I get rid of unwanted popups, they keep coming back even when I check the boxes. I HATE them!!!!!!!!!! == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == beginning

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Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Hello.

First of all, and although possibly not related to your problem, I will remind you that the version of Firefox you are using at the moment as been discontinued and is no longer supported. Furthermore, it has known bugs and security problems. I urge you to update to the latest version of Firefox, for maximum stability, performance, security and usability. You can get it for free, as always, at www.getfirefox.com.

As for your problem, a screenshot of the popups would be helpful, but you may be having a problem with some extension or plugin that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?

Hello. First of all, and although possibly not related to your problem, I will remind you that the version of Firefox you are using at the moment as been discontinued and is no longer supported. Furthermore, it has known bugs and security problems. I urge you to update to the latest version of Firefox, for maximum stability, performance, security and usability. You can get it for free, as always, at [http://www.getfirefox.com www.getfirefox.com]. As for your problem, a screenshot of the popups would be helpful, but you may be having a problem with some extension or plugin that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?
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Do a malware check with a few malware scan programs. You need to use all programs because each detects different malware. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of the database.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware http://www.superantispyware.com/ - SuperAntispyware http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html - Spybot Search & Destroy http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php - Ad-Aware Free http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx - Windows Defender: Home Page .......... See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked

Do a malware check with a few malware scan programs. You need to use all programs because each detects different malware. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of the database. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware http://www.superantispyware.com/ - SuperAntispyware http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html - Spybot Search & Destroy http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php - Ad-Aware Free http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx - Windows Defender: Home Page .......... See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked

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How do I disable all add-ons and what is a screen shot?

How do I disable all add-ons and what is a screen shot?
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers
About the add-ons: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes About the screenshot: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/486346 also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot
AnonymousUser 405 solutions 14878 answers

Morbus, thank you so much. I downloaded the new version and the popups are gone. YAY!!!!!!!!!!

Morbus, thank you so much. I downloaded the new version and the popups are gone. YAY!!!!!!!!!!
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

That's great to hear! Have fun!

That's great to hear! Have fun!
AnonymousUser 405 solutions 14878 answers

how can I prevent those dammed "CURVE" ads appearing on almost all websites I visit whilst browsing. They are extremely irritating and I suspect that the annoying "google" has something to do with it. I would also like to totally remove all google software from my computer but have had no success to date. but am certainly no computer geek - can anyone help ??

how can I prevent those dammed "CURVE" ads appearing on almost all websites I visit whilst browsing. They are extremely irritating and I suspect that the annoying "google" has something to do with it. I would also like to totally remove all google software from my computer but have had no success to date. but am certainly no computer geek - can anyone help ??