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I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

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I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

I have ads from a http://clkads.com this seem to be a browser hijacker. I see this ads either or facebook on the side banners, in between search box and categories on ebay. I've notice that if you disable flash it does not show anymore, but well, I need flash. I have checked my pc for virus and it is clean. I have the latest Norton 360 6.0 version I have a fast HP Envy17 3D laptop, with and I7 and solid HD running on Win 7 64b. I have not noticed my pc slowing down, but I am sick of the ads and adobe flash is constantly crashing, something I never happen before.

I have found some websites claiming to clean it, but I do not feel confident downloading software I don't know, also installed add-ons to block but still they filter.

There is no information either here or on the Norton DB.

Hope some one can help me and or some one else to remove this annoying ads.

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Re: I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

Thanks for the information, the problem was an "codec" I downloaded the other day to watch a video. was not on the "plugins" list, it was on the extensions.

Thank you, hope this information work for some one else!

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Re: I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

Hello,

RevenueHits is an AdNetwork, powering thousands of businesses and generating well over 1 billion impressions a day. CLKADS is one of our tracking domains, which we use to track clicks on banners posted throughout our AdNetwork. It is nothing more than a tracking redirect link, which stores the click and redirects the user to various target url's, similar to how Google AdWords redirects clicks to various client sites.

It seems that the site you visit or a browser add-on installed on your PC use our ad serving and tracking technology.

RevenueHits Support team.

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Re: I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

I have not installed any add-on as far as I know and I doubt ebay or facebook have those adds on their webpages. I have tried blocking it with add-ons and still is there, I do not want it on my browser.

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Re: I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

Hello,

Thanks for the information! It seems like a browser plugin injecting this ads to your browser. Please open the "Add-ons" list and disable extensions you're not familiar with.

Should you have questions or feedback please contact us.

Thanks, RevenueHits Support team. support@revenuehits.com

New User

Re: I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

Thanks for the information, the problem was an "codec" I downloaded the other day to watch a video. was not on the "plugins" list, it was on the extensions.

Thank you, hope this information work for some one else!

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Re: I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

Hey gerallison. I must've done the same exact thing with the codec I installed, but I cannot find the extension, I've looked everywhere and I have no idea what it's called. Where did you find it?

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Re: I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

At least on my case, the "virus" was called "codec" and was on the extensions tab, not on the plugins one. What I would suggest is to disable extensions your not familiar or that sound weird then restart your Firefox go to eBay and check if the banners are gone, this way you will find the correct one to delete. Finally make sure your flash is enable since the adds run on this protocol. Good Luck!

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Re: I have ads hijacking my firefox from clkads

What kind of forum is this? I have have come to Mozilla's forum many times and I am very grateful that it has sometimes provided solutions to my ongoing problems. However, this thread is ridiculous. RevenueHits Support team tries to present itself as some legit assistance to a problem someone has on their Firefox browser. I would swear on here if I did not think my post would be removed; yes, I have been to a prominent MBA school and I know the virtues of respect in conducting business. However, RevenueHits is a pariah. They ARE Malware. They ARE the problem. What they do should be illegal if it is not already so. Some poor soul is clicking on a page and is NOT allowed to view that page because RevenueHits maliciously has attached a virus that will redirect the user until he or she remediates the malware.

The definition of a virus is no longer confined to programs capable of erasing data on your hard drive, stealing data and/or duplicating itself to infect other computers. The definition has expanded to include malicious malware (intentionally redundant). RevenueHits are the scum; they are not the solution. They should thus be treated as the scum they are and given no place of authority or respect on ANY Mozilla forum. I am not saying they should not be allowed to post. But then they need to be humiliated for being the pariah, they are, on the web. I fully expect the Mozilla experts, that occasionally post on these threads, to expose them as the culprits to the original poster's problems and not a provider of solutions. gerallison should never have thanked them "for the information." I have absolutely no ill will towards gerallison and I am grateful to (singular)them for trying their best to be helpful. I find gerallison's "thanks" to be benign. But it is indicative of a victim thanking the perpetrator for a bandage after the perpetrator inflicts a knife wound.

Summary: RevenueHits paid programers to produce malware and then paid employees to disseminate that malware as quickly as possible. Others advertise on sites legitimately and do not force their way in by instructing your computer to avoid its intended designed functions (or the programs contained therein i.e.: browsers). Any solution they offer is totally insincere as they will continue to attach malware to people's computer and then send out their public relations team to try to smooth things over. Oh, and when the day arrives when hackers make a concerted effort to attack websites like RevenueHits operates or governments take swift and severe action against such douches I will be cheering either of them on.