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Ads on BBC website. DNS issue?


rmortimer

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Hi - my son recently downloaded the FirstRowSports App onto one of our home computers and now I'm getting ads served onto the BBC website (amongst others).

I suspect FirstRow has dicked around with the IP or DNS somewhere and these sites now think I'm outside the UK.

Is there any way to put it back the way it was? De-installing the FirstRowSports hasn't made any difference.

I've run Malwarebytes etc and there are no Viruses or Malware present.

Any help appreciated.

Ta Rich

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nickf

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Try Hitman Pro , that will usually kill off most nasties .

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Secret-Squirrel

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"Try Hitman Pro...."

That's a good idea as it should also detect if the PC is using a proxy server which could account for why the OP's seeing ads when no anti-malware program has found anything.

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rmortimer

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Secret squirrel - Have checked everything you recommend.

Still have the problems.

Screenshot here:

https://twitter.com/badsoupday/status/295609199843504129/photo/1

Talka Talk and Maze are both ads.

Thanks

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nickf

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Looking at your screen shot , I don't see the DoNotTrackMe icon . Go to Abine website and download .

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Woolwell

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I see that you are using Chrome. Have a look in extensions and see if anything has been added.

See if IE9 without add-ons produces ads.

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rdave13

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My suggestion would be to uninstall Java Runtime Environment via add/remove or programs and features. Remove all to do with Java. Reboot and install the latest. Looks like Twitter uses JRE.

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rmortimer

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Hey guys -

I've now sussed it. The FirstRowSportsApp had installed AddOns/Extensions into the browsers. Removing them has cured the problem.

Thanks for all your suggestions. Ta

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rdave13

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rmortimer , thanks for the feedback. Possibly pointed out before?

Good result.....

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Woolwell

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That's what I mentioned in my 7.05 pm post and again at 7.26.

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lotvic

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..and me, I said to check settings in Browser to see if anything had changed (Yesterday at 1:24PM)

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