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spurious links

recently pages opened in Firefox have highlighted spurious links which take me to various unwanted adds, like penny bid sites. Have spoken to website owners about the problem and they suggested i may have a trojan - using mac oxs 10.8.2. Used anti virus clam and found no trojan and spurious links persists even after emptying cache and deleting cookies. Any suggestions? tah

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Re: spurious links

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

You can try some of the following programs to scan for malware:

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

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New Contributor

Re: spurious links

Thank u for that. Solved the problem by following this advice - http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Virus/Malware_FAQ - under 'What security steps should I take?'

Legendary Contributor

Re: spurious links

Keep your Antivirus and Anti-Malwares upto date.
Don't visit malwares sites.

You can make use of WOT Addons

New Contributor

Re: spurious links

Thank u