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Recently, I have noticed that on some websites certain key phrases or words are underlined in green and an advert pops up once you put your mouse over these words. In particular, phrases like "gold and silver", "black and white", "fresh food", "liberal", "conservative", "economy" (plus many others) have this featured attached to them. If you place your mouse over these words a small box pops up saying "savesupto10 percent", "download firefox", "consumers finance daily - save 100%" (etc) as well as some other websites your dodgy links.

Why is this happening? How do I get rid of it? It only cropped up recently.

Recently, I have noticed that on some websites certain key phrases or words are underlined in green and an advert pops up once you put your mouse over these words. In particular, phrases like "gold and silver", "black and white", "fresh food", "liberal", "conservative", "economy" (plus many others) have this featured attached to them. If you place your mouse over these words a small box pops up saying "savesupto10 percent", "download firefox", "consumers finance daily - save 100%" (etc) as well as some other websites your dodgy links. Why is this happening? How do I get rid of it? It only cropped up recently.

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Gingerbread Man 403 solutions 1537 answers

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Install Adblock Plus. Once installed, you should automatically be subscribed to the EasyList filter set. If not, do so manually.

If the problem persists, post a few example links.

Install Adblock Plus. Once installed, you should automatically be subscribed to the EasyList filter set. If not, do so manually. * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ * https://adblockplus.org/en/getting_started If the problem persists, post a few example links.

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ok thanks for that.

ok thanks for that.

Modified by danielgee_01

Bittu 2 solutions 35 answers

1. You have to just Disable every add-one you are having in your mozilla browser. Just a simple way to do that is described below.. 1> Go to Firefox (the icon upside left).. 2> See help.. there is an option named... 3> RESTART WITH ADD-ON DISABLED. select that option- it will disable your every add-on & restart the Mozilla.. Because there are many add-ons of firefox which displays coupens & ads like that.. They are>> Coupens checkout, Coupens digger, coupens helper, Stumble upon, Boo.ly,etc... Remove them totally by going to ADD-ons>> Extensions>> select extension>> Remove.. OR IF This things don't works for you, then the simple & fast Solution is HERE.... 1> Go to HELP 2> TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION 3> RESET FIREFOX...

1. You have to just Disable every add-one you are having in your mozilla browser. Just a simple way to do that is described below.. 1> Go to Firefox (the icon upside left).. 2> See help.. there is an option named... 3> RESTART WITH ADD-ON DISABLED. select that option- it will disable your every add-on & restart the Mozilla.. Because there are many add-ons of firefox which displays coupens & ads like that.. They are>> Coupens checkout, Coupens digger, coupens helper, Stumble upon, Boo.ly,etc... Remove them totally by going to ADD-ons>> Extensions>> select extension>> Remove.. OR IF This things don't works for you, then the simple & fast Solution is HERE.... 1> Go to HELP 2> TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION 3> RESET FIREFOX...

Question owner

You are a god among men - now how do I delete and close down this account?

You are a god among men - now how do I delete and close down this account?
cor-el
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Please check your plugins and make sure to update outdated plugins (at least Java and Flash).

Please check your plugins and make sure to update outdated plugins (at least Java and Flash). *http://www.mozilla.org/plugincheck/

Question owner

I did not mean logging out, I meant:

1) deactivating/deleting this thread; 2) deleting/removing my account to post here ( danielgee_01 ); 3) or at a minimum changing the nickname on here....

I did not mean logging out, I meant: 1) deactivating/deleting this thread; 2) deleting/removing my account to post here ( danielgee_01 ); 3) or at a minimum changing the nickname on here....
Bittu 2 solutions 35 answers

You can cancel your Persona account at any time:

Go to https://login.persona.org and click the Sign In button. Type your Persona username and password and click Sign In. On the Account Manager page click the cancel your account link at the bottom of the page. Click the OK in the confirmation dialog that appears.. Is your both problems solved..???

You can cancel your Persona account at any time: Go to https://login.persona.org and click the Sign In button. Type your Persona username and password and click Sign In. On the Account Manager page click the cancel your account link at the bottom of the page. Click the OK in the confirmation dialog that appears.. Is your both problems solved..???
Bittu 2 solutions 35 answers

Hey, IS it solved or not..??? Reply plz..

Hey, IS it solved or not..??? Reply plz..

Question owner

Yep thanks - please delete this thread and my username/account (which I only made to ask the above).

Dan

Yep thanks - please delete this thread and my username/account (which I only made to ask the above). Dan