I am not altogether computer savvy, and I have only had a computer for 5 years, but have never had any of the problems that people complain about with pop-up ads.
In the last two weeks my grandson who is 12 has been coming over to use my computer to download web games, and I have been here with him all the time, helping him join a couple of sites that carry games he can play. Since he has joined a couple of sites, I have had a flood of full-page ads that come out of nowhere whenever I call up my Firefox browser. I am seeing some filthy ads as well.
I was told to get a Firefox add-on , Ad Block, which I did, but I have to actually stop and click on each ad to get it to filter. I can't stand it! Do I have to click on each stupid picture? It seems so...
I have run a scan and an Ad Aware scan, and my Crap Cleaner also, but nothing has changed.
Also... I am getting unsolicited requests to view a link on my MSN Messenger from a couple from my friends list who are shown as "offline" and these links are to some innocuous sites. I can't seem to stop it, and the people are not actually sending them. In fact, two of my online MSN buddies have gotten the same solicitation from me!
I feel as though I am under attack!
Can anyone help me get rid of these things---especially the ads? I am thinking I need to cancel my grandson's accounts at Roblox and Pogo.