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My computer is clean, bug-free, with the most current updates on AdBlock & Firefox, yet I still get rollover ads and "fake" links embedded into websites:( Help!

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My computer is clean, bug-free, with the most current updates on AdBlock & Firefox, yet I still get rollover ads and "fake" links embedded into websites:( Help!

I have Firefox 18.0, AdBlock 2.2.1, am up-to-date on my Windows 7, have no bugs nor viruses, but still there are "fake" hyperlinks embedded in websites. Also, rollover ads are making a presence again. Any suggestions? Tweaking the Java settings doesn't help. I haven't done Flashblock it blocks a lot of my work crud, but would be willing to deal with that annoyance if someone feels that it would be the resolution to my problem.

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Re: My computer is clean, bug-free, with the most current updates on AdBlock & Firefox, yet I still get rollover ads and "fake" links embedded into websites:( Help!

hello this sounds like a problem possibly caused by adware on your pc. please go to firefox > addons > extensions & remove any suspicious entries (toolbars, things that you have not installed intentionally, don't know what purpose they serve, etc). also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all toolbars or potentially unwanted software from there and do a full scan of your system with the security software that you have in place and/or a different tool like the free version of malwarebytes.

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Re: My computer is clean, bug-free, with the most current updates on AdBlock & Firefox, yet I still get rollover ads and "fake" links embedded into websites:( Help!

There are a lot of IntelliTXT like ad pop-ups possible.

If your current Adblock Plus filter settings aren't blocking some pop-ups then it is best to take this to the Adblock Plus forum.


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Re: My computer is clean, bug-free, with the most current updates on AdBlock & Firefox, yet I still get rollover ads and "fake" links embedded into websites:( Help!

Thank you. Malwarebytes is one of computer allies already. I'm a big fan of it. I had already checked the add-ons to see if anything snuck in (to no avail) but I'm sorry that I neglected to put that in my initial post. Thank you so much for trying though!

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Re: My computer is clean, bug-free, with the most current updates on AdBlock & Firefox, yet I still get rollover ads and "fake" links embedded into websites:( Help!

Thanks for your advice on going to the forum. I'll do just that. Smiley Happy

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Re: My computer is clean, bug-free, with the most current updates on AdBlock & Firefox, yet I still get rollover ads and "fake" links embedded into websites:( Help!

Hey, I just wanted to let y'all know (or anyone that is using this for a reference) I went to an olden-goldie: Spybot: Search & Destroy. The immunizations that it provides worked like a charm. I did notice that with their new version (Spybot2) you have to make sure that it doesn't boot with start up. Otherwise, my problems are solved! Whoot!