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    Default FireFox - Pop up IE Adware?

    Hello DyanmicDrivers.
    Just yesterday or today - everytime I open FireFox, at some point a popup in IE pops up.. It popups with a website inside it(everytime this happens again, I'll post the site - as they're all different). I tried uninstalling IE Tab Viewer, but it didn't stop the popups in IE. I think I may of downloaded Adware.

    To see a list of recently installed programs, go here: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/forums/s...08&postcount=7

    Programs that I've installed in the last week:

    Uninstalled Filezilla
    Installed SmartFTP
    Reinstalled NotePad++
    Installed update to PDN(Paint. net)
    Installed MSN+
    Installed Stylizer - then uninstalled
    Installed EditorPlus - then uninstalled
    Installed GTalk
    Installed Gmail Notifier...

    Can someone please help.

    Edit:
    Some other things I forgot to say I installed:
    First 10 topics(installed most plugins), if it hasn't changed since 1/2/09:
    http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewf...10f8c33b2f2419
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    Have you tried system restore?

    Hope this helps!
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    Before that, you might want to try running some cleaner programs like Windows Defender, AVG Anti-Spyware, or Spybot Search & Destroy.
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    i found http://majorgeeks.com/ to be a great help when i had i bad virus. try their forums .
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    Ok - I've tried spybot search and destroy. Heres a link that just popped up:
    http://www.diet.com/index.php
    Edit: Ok.. Now I don't know whats going on. It may be FF adware that I may of downloaded.. Or the IE default homepage which is: http://www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us&ibd=608041, can someone go there and see if pop ups happen(refresh a couple, clear cache and such).

    Edit: Ok... I figured out in both IE and Firefox, it opens IE windows with ads..

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    'nother link:
    http://www.livetv4pc.tv/black/pg/QUAKE20090106TBARUS.html
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    try looking here
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    Ahh, thanks bluewalrus.. It's working for the meanwhiles. I'll respond back if it happens again.
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    Ok, I'm sick of this. It happens whenever FireFox is open or Internet Explorer - I run Ad-Ware and SpyBot every day... I can't have this happen, does anyone else have any ideas?

    (all spybot and ad-ware do is pick up a little click media cookies and such. )
    Last edited by Nile; 01-29-2009 at 04:23 AM.
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    Have you tried to start Firefox in safe mode (all add-ons will be disabled) and see whether you get the same issue?

    It seems that IE Tab add-on has some issues, I've read sometimes back not sure whether it is about some ad-aware). Mozilla people recommending IE View add-on over IE Tab.

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