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« on: February 13, 2014, 03:56:42 PM »
ridiculous.  I get this popup several times a day even when I don't have a browser open.  When I click on details it shows see screenshot.  I do not search with Yahoo nor do I have Java on this computer.
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Re: This is
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 04:15:00 PM »
By now you should know the steps to take, open a topic in the viruses and worms section and post the logs after running the tools here http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0

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Re: This is
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 04:36:09 PM »
I reckon a bad firefox extension

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Re: This is
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 04:50:15 PM »
Maybe it is one of this bad add-ons:

  https://www.extensiondefender.com/database-firefox.php

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Re: This is
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 04:51:16 PM »
Firefox Extensions

Sorry but couldn't get all of the extensions in just 1 screenshot.
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Re: This is
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 05:02:06 PM »
No point in posting screenshots, run the tools and supply the logs in the virus and worms section for one of the malware guys to look over - it'll go much quicker if you just follow instructions ::)

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Re: This is
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 05:39:00 PM »
I only get these popups when I'm using Firefox.  Am now using IE 11 and will continue to keep it open to see if I get anymore popups.

I know I don't have a virus or malware on my computer as I scanned with Malwarebytes and Avast quick scan.

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Re: This is
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 05:46:52 PM »
Just because Avast or Malwarebytes has not picked it up in a scan doesn't mean there cant be an infected extension, Avast is detecting something even when your browser is closed as you showed in the popup so if you are unwilling to follow instructions to resolve this then why even post in the first place ::)

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Re: This is
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 05:51:27 PM »
@ -midnight
Well you said in your first post you got this even when not using the browser.
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I get this popup several times a day even when I don't have a browser open.

So that is somewhat inconsistent from what you are saying now.
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I only get these popups when I'm using Firefox.

As has been stated the most likely reason is a bad add-on trying to connect to a site considered malicious by avast. So you should follow up on the advice and submit the logs so that it can be found and resolved.

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I know I don't have a virus or malware on my computer as I scanned with Malwarebytes and Avast quick scan.

Otherwise what is the point of of seeking help/feedback in the forums if you aren't going to follow it.
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Re: This is
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 06:01:31 PM »
I get this popup several times a day even when I don't have a browser open.

I meant to say when I have Firefox open and sometime when it's minimized. I have it closed now and haven't had anymore popups.

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Re: This is
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 06:05:17 PM »
Instructions have been posted, either follow those or you are only wasting our time.

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Re: This is
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014, 06:40:37 PM »
I uninstalled Firefox a short while ago and haven't gotten anymore popups.  Should I get anymore I will follow the instructions posted in your link.

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Re: This is
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2014, 06:56:44 PM »
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Re: This is
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2014, 06:57:56 PM »
Also delete Mozilla folder and try to install Firefox again and install add-ons one by one to test which one is the culprit.
C:/Users/YourName/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla

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Re: This is
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 07:26:52 PM »
If you have a problem and want help, then please follow the instructions from those that are trying to help you.
If you want to solve the problem on your own, why bother to post it here ???
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