Advertising and Firefox 3.6

  Chas49 17:10 04 Apr 2010
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If I leave a Web page open but minimised to the taskbar I find that a full page advert for 'LoveFilm' on screen when I restore the page to full size. Could Firefox be responsible? Anyone else have this happen?

  VOT Productions 17:15 04 Apr 2010

Sounds like a virus

Run your anti-virus and if you got the two programs below, download them

Spybot Search and Destroy: click here

Malwarebytes Anti-malware: click here

These don't conflict with other anti-viruses or anti-malware so use them.

Then Run a FULL scan.

Does it happen with every website?

  VOT Productions 17:16 04 Apr 2010

Firefox is only a Internet Browser so it doesn't be responsible

  Chas49 18:37 04 Apr 2010

Thanks, will run a scan with AVG first

  VOT Productions 18:47 04 Apr 2010

Does it happen with every website?

  VOT Productions 18:47 04 Apr 2010

Does it happen with every website?

  Chas49 19:23 04 Apr 2010

PC Helper: No, only on my home page BT Yahoo.

The AVG scan reported no threats. I will now try your links.

  VOT Productions 19:37 04 Apr 2010

'If I leave a Web page open but minimised to the taskbar I find that a full page advert for 'LoveFilm' on screen when I restore the page to full size." "only on my home page BT Yahoo."

No viruses then. This is N O R M A L.

  tullie 19:39 04 Apr 2010

If it was normal,we would all have the problem

  VOT Productions 20:02 04 Apr 2010

Doesn't happen to me.

N O T N O R M A L Problem

  Chas49 20:24 04 Apr 2010

This advert is for 'LoveFilm' - some time ago I had an email from another film firm, I opened it and then realised that what they offered was too good to be true. I junked the mail. I didn't really believe that Firefox was responsible and find it a little hard to believe that this other firm would install a link to 'LoveFim'. Nothing wass found with Spybot. Superspyware found nothing.

The advert appears to be no more than a nuisance as no other events have been seen.

Spybot removed all my temporary files so I will wait to see iof the problem re-occurs.

Meanwhile, my thanks for your replies.

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