Drop Down Deal ads on random words

October 16, 2012 at 13:10:44
Specs: Windows 7, 4.00
This is mostly happening in my college website. I can be reading a post from a fellow classmate and one or two words on their post is a highlighted word with a link or ad promotion. For example, nursing, health care, now, house, etc... Its basically public ads on a private website where no advertising should even be present. So I think its my computer. And when I hover my mouse over it, it says, "Click to Continue > ByDealDropDown" Please help me, its quite annoying trying to do homework for my college website.

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#1
October 16, 2012 at 16:38:37
It sounds like you may have a toolbar or other Browser Add-in causing the issue.

What browser are you using? Do you have any toolbars installed?

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#2
October 20, 2012 at 21:55:13
I had the same problem on Google Chrome, if that's what you have the solution is very simple go to
-> chrome://chrome/settings/
--> Advanced Settings
---> Privacy
----> Clear Browsing Data
-----> Check "Empty The Cache" and "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data"
------> Clear The Browsing Data!!!

Should work, if not, sorry, no clue.


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#3
October 20, 2012 at 22:54:39
I use the Firefox browser. I have the current version, since I make sure I have the updated one always.
I do not know if i have any toolbar's installed. Its too complicated for me to have so many things on the browser, that I keep it simple. I have the Menu, Navigation, and Bookmark on my toolbar. Well, that's what it says I have on my 'View' option.

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#4
October 21, 2012 at 07:50:19
We can easily check for browser add-ons or other things that have either attached themselves to Firefox or to your computer.

Please read through these instructions and let me know if you have any questions before proceeding.

Please download Old Timer's List It from here and save it to your desktop.
* Double-click on OTL to run the program.
* Check the check boxes next to LOP Check and Purity Check
* Copy and paste the following into the Custom Scans/Fixes area at the bottom of the window:

netsvcs
drives
emptytemp
createrestorepoint
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s

* Once you have pasted the custom scan above into the proper area, click on the Quick Scan button.
* When the scan is complete, OTL will open 2 log files and save them both to your desktop. One will be called OTL.txt and the other will be Extras.txt. Please paste both of these logs back in your reply (you may need to break the logs into multiple replies due to length) so that I can review them for any possible cause of the random adds.

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