| 8:10 pm on Sep 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Without knowing what add-ons you removed it's kind of hard to guess.
Sounds like you installed something that had some adware attached.
| 8:36 pm on Sep 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Thanks, bill. Unfortunately, I don't remember the names of the add-ons I removed. They were strange and I have no idea how they got there. I am quite cautious when I install things, which I don't do a lot. I recently had to have a new hard drive installed, and start loading all programs from scratch.
fwiw, here is a screen shot of the pop-up:
I tried to call the AdMedia company and, as expected, got a voicemail run-around. I am not convinced it's legit.
| 11:58 am on Sep 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
So, no one else has had this experience? Or heard of AdMedia?
| 4:27 pm on Sep 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
AdMedia is a PPC company. I believe their ToS explicitly prohibit sneaking their ads into any plug-ins, although I could be wrong.
If you knew which plugin it was, you could have complained to AdMedia about it.
| 4:43 pm on Sep 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I could kick myself for not taking a screen shot or remember the names of the extensions that I uninstalled.
I wish Firefox kept a history of what's been installed/uninstalled like Google Play does for my Nexus 7.
I now know that it was browser specific, rather than a problem at my site. Surely, though, I can't be the only one that has been affected/infected like this.
| 4:46 pm on Sep 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
If you are really desperate to know what the plugin was you might be able to get them back by doing a Windows System Restore to the date prior to removing them from your system. Then you can undo that restore once again to remove them.
| 5:05 pm on Sep 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|If you are really desperate to know what the plugin was you might be able to get them back by doing a Windows System Restore to the date prior to removing them from your system. |
Thanks for the suggestion but I tried it this morning and it didn't work.
I'll check if there is a way to contact Firefox developers and tell them about it.
| 7:43 pm on Sep 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
It may still be in the config file with a simple "disabled" or similar.
In the browser's Location field put
Accept the warning about dragons and search for "extensions" (without quotes!).
| 3:12 pm on Sep 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I am quite cautious when I install things
I have noticed that a lot of legit software now gets toolbars or plugins bundled with it. You do have to pay closer attention than used to be the case to the installation options if you buy or upgrade something
| 3:26 pm on Sep 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|You do have to pay closer attention than used to be the case to the installation options if you buy or upgrade something |
I always do an "advanced" install to check if there are any addons such as toolbars. I'm really unsure how this one got in. I hadn't installed any programs though did update some firefox extensions and the browser itself which required a new theme.
It's gone now.
| 3:53 pm on Sep 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|In the browser's Location field put |
Tried this; nothing jumped out at me.
Bottom line, at least it's gone now but I do regret not writing down the name of the add-on before removing. Live and learn.