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How to disable adds on mozilla pages, that interrupt my browsing sessions

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I use Mozilla to go onto facebook. I recently started having ads show up on the page, which interrupt me while updating my status or commenting on my friends' statuses. This is annoying. How do I disable the ad function in Mozilla?

I use Mozilla to go onto facebook. I recently started having ads show up on the page, which interrupt me while updating my status or commenting on my friends' statuses. This is annoying. How do I disable the ad function in Mozilla?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

One week ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • npdnu
  • npdnupdater2
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.0"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • Flock Update
  • BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.1"
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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I tried uninstalling then reinstalling Firefox, but within hours, the ads were back. PLEASE REMOVE THEM!!!

cor-el
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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 before doing a scan.

See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked and What to do when searches take you to the wrong search website

Do a malware check with a few malware scan programs.<br /> You need to use all programs because each detects different malware.<br /> Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of the database before doing a scan.<br /> * 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 and [[Searches are redirected to another site]]