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Old 2014-02-03, 06:46 PM
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Ads Galore

All of a sudden, I'm getting a bunch of ads & pop-ups when I come to TTD, as well as other sites. I use Firefox.

What to do? What to do?

If it's any help, the ones here say, "Ads by Video Player." I recently installed avast! could this be the problem?
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Old 2014-02-03, 09:15 PM
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Re: Ads Galore

No ads here..I would say you have been hoodwinked into installing something you didnt know about...I use Chrome in case that helps

quick google doesnt look good for you..sorry
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/video-player-ads-removal/
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Old 2014-02-03, 09:58 PM
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Re: Ads Galore

Chrome with ABP "ad blocker plus" is a fantastic combo. Add "ghostery" for even leaner experience as it strips all the 3rd party BS off every site you visit.


I would install chrome, let it import your bookmarks then uninstall Firefox. It's had its day. You can do nearly anything with chrome and right plugins. Very customizable, lean and fast.
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Old 2014-02-03, 10:01 PM
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Re: Ads Galore

Also, avast is problematic. Google it.

Go to uninstall the "video player" and avast.
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Old 2014-02-04, 07:04 AM
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Re: Ads Galore

Thanks...doing it now....suggest a good antivirus....free?
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Old 2014-02-04, 07:13 AM
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I get Nortons free from my IP,comcrap...but I run malware bytes once a month to catch crap that slips through..also use peerblock full time to stop the snoopers.Didnt Kapersky use to be free? Maybe a quick Google will find out for you
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Old 2014-02-04, 07:21 AM
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Re: Ads Galore

Uninstalling avast seems to have worked.....I'll start looking for the other stuff...avast works fine on my laptop...must be an older version....
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Old 2014-02-04, 03:42 PM
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Re: Ads Galore

Antivir is a good free antivirus, it used to have an annoying pop-up ad for their paid for version, but that has gone now.
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Old 2014-02-05, 04:36 AM
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Re: Ads Galore

For anti virus software take your pick, http://freebies.about.com/od/compute...-antivirus.htm.

I would also install AdBlock (and dump firefox).
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...biglidom?hl=nl
https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefo.../adblock-plus/
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Old 2014-02-05, 09:09 AM
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MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) does a good job of antivirus while staying the hell out of the way.
Free, of course
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