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Firefox Browser Add-On Inserting Popup into Web Pages

Firefox Browser Inserting Ad Popup into RF CafeInternet 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.

Firefox Browser Inserting Popup Advertisements into RF Cafe






Posted  October 22, 2013
 
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