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I have started getting pop up ads on Firefox, although the pop up blocker is attactivated with no exceptions; the pop ups are on IE windows; what do I do?

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I have started getting pop up ads on Firefox, although the pop up blocker is activated with no exceptions; the pop ups are on IE windows; what do I do?

Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

few weeks ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Citrix ICA Client Plugin (Win32)
  • 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
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.1"
  • ClickPotatoLite Firefox Plugin
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • Version 0.9.17, copyright 2008-2010 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  • Version 0.9.18, Copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  • Version 0.9.18, copyright 2006-2010 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  • Java Plug-in 1.6.0_05 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.16) Gecko/20101130 Firefox/3.5.16 GTB7.1

More Information

TonyE
  • Moderator
1041 solutions 8840 answers

Random pop-ups such as this can be caused by malware/spyware. Try running some of the malware scanners shown in the "Spyware on Windows" section of this link - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked