Firefox Browser Add-On Inserting Popup into Web Pages
advertising has hit a new low in the last few months. I have been noticing
that every time I use the Firefox browser that ads are constantly popping
up as the cursor is moved around the screen - even on the RF Cafe website
-- which does not have and never has had popup ads. The screen capture
below shows what I was seeing on my own website (RF Cafe)! I am NOT
responsible for any popups that you might get, and neither are any of
my advertisers. A Google search about the issue turned up many complaints
about the same type of thing, primarily on Firefox. It turns out that
an add-in, which must have been installed stealthily with an upgrade,
was responsible. I don't visit questionable websites, so there is little
chance it was picked up in that manner unless a legitimate site happened
to be infected, and Norton is running full-strength so it must have
been a 'legitimate' add-in. The solution was simple: execute a Reset
from the Firefox Help menu under Troubleshooting->Reset Firefox.
Voila, popups gone! A look at the list of add-ins prior to the reset
did not reveal anything suspicious, just ones like Adobe and QuickTime.
So, regardless of which browser you are using, if you have been experiencing
a barrage of popup ads, try resetting your browser(s) to see if that
clears the annoyance. It worked for me. I hate to think anyone would
blame RF Cafe for implementing an ad scheme I vowed to never do.
Posted October 22,