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why is Mozilla sending me pops ups and how can I stop it?

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Why am I getting unwanted and annoying pop ups directly from Mozilla? And how can I stop it from happening?

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Those pop-ups aren't "from Mozilla", you probably picked up some Malware that is causing those pop-ups.

Install, update, and run these programs in this order. (Not all programs detect the same Malware.) They are all free for personal use, but some have limited functionality in the "free mode" - but those are features you really don't need to find and remove the problem that you have.
Note: If your Malware infection is bad enough and you are mis-directed to URL's other than what is posted, you may have to use a different PC to download these programs and use a USB stick to transfer them to the afflicted PC.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware -
SuperAntispyware -
AdAware -
Spybot Search & Destroy -
Windows Defender: Home Page -

If these don't find it or can't clear it, post in one of these forums for specialized malware removal help. Having a list of the URL's that were being opened might be helpful in identifying the exact piece of Malware you have.