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Why so many pop-ups? Why the freezing up?

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My pop up blocker is on,but I continually get pop ups. (The type that flash,and talk. ) Certain websites seem to revert back to HTML mode/act like my java is turned off. In the middle of loading,Firefox will lock up for 30 seconds or more,then resume loading.

Can someone help me with this,please?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I opened an email that I thought was legitimate then cleared my cookies.

Installed Plug-ins

  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • npdnu
  • npdnupdater2
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Creative ZENcast v1.02.12

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Helpful Reply

  • "Clear the Cache": Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"
  • "Remove the Cookies" from sites that cause problems: Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems


Do a malware check with some malware scan programs.
You need to scan with all programs because each program 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