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Offline a_vast

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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2014, 03:02:06 PM »
Thanks.

First things first please.

I have Avast Pro antivirus & it is activated. Does this mean I have Firewall of any description please? I presume there are moderators or contributors from Avast (company) on this forum & so I think this question should be quite easily addressed? There is nothing under my Avast to tell me whether I am running a Firewall or not.

The most recent eruption of adnxs occurred in tandem with the unrequested appearance of a bing page,  so I have uninstalled Bing from my system completely, and set Chrome as the default browser. Several months ago I was advised to set all my browsers to Internet Explorer to safeguard me from browser hijackers.

Have also shown 'Java' the door, any thoughts on this please?

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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2014, 12:05:25 AM »
This is what I cannot understand - my Avast Pro is activated.



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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2014, 01:36:02 AM »
Avast Pro does not include the firewall.  http://www.avast.com/en-us/compare-antivirus
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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2014, 01:42:33 AM »
Avast Pro does not include the firewall.  http://www.avast.com/en-us/compare-antivirus

Thanks.

Gosh darn - can I not just upgrade to Firewall without buying the entire next package up please?

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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2014, 03:05:48 AM »
You could try clicking on the Upgrade button as shown in your last picture and see what the offer is.  You should be able to pay the difference.
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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2014, 01:47:43 PM »
Okay I'll try that, thanks.

Am through with AOL. Even blocked AOL's own search program which has now started swamping the AOL page with blank searches telling me it can't load adnxs. The page carries a caveat saying AOL can't (or can't be bothered to) address third party items, ie. adnxs.

What else do I need to do in order to rid my computer of AOL please?

Thanks again.

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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2014, 01:54:02 PM »
Also added 'AdBlock' to Chrome and FF. Not sure if this was such a good idea now - is that program any good please? Done a full MBAM and Avast scan ~ nothing negative came up. Did another CC & ADW clean.

Have now removed AOL from this pc & am accessing mail through independent browsers; since AOL was actively generating adnxs banners, even after I used the ISP browser settings to block it.
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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2014, 09:51:42 AM »
If you feel comfortable going into Safe Mode, you can try searching AOL for remnants listed in this link http://www.websiteperson.com/advocate/uninstallaol90.htm.  Like I mentioned earlier, it is deeply embedded in your system and hard to remove, but it can be done.  After it is done, run a cleaner to get rid of it.  Think about using a different web mail other than AoL so you are finally rid of it.
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« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2014, 10:54:16 PM »
Thanks. I will hang fire on that because I have a decade of saved mails on AOL which cannot be saved in any other format other than AOL - which is cruddy - but there it is. I guess they've done this on purpose. Anyway, AOL is off this computer so no more adnxs. I also notice that using 'Photobucket' - which has a green WOT circle - introduces unwanted rubbish like casino games into the browser - possibly 'searchqu' is hiding beneath this, but MBAM hoovers it up straight away. But what can you do - stop using the Internet entirely, which seems to be littered with these inane & intrusive progams?

I did unzip a prior suggestion to block all this stuff but it did nothing. Will review thread & see if there's anything else I can add to my security.

Thanks again & to all  :)

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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2014, 11:30:56 PM »
You're welcome.  Please let us know if we can assist you again.  Thank you.
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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2014, 12:23:51 PM »
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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2014, 05:26:39 PM »
The following may also be of help:
http://help.aol.com/help/microsites/microsite.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=218220

Thanks, I removed AOL from this computer to be free of adnxs banners which were swamping everything. I have kept AOL on a standby pc so that I can keep my saved AOL emails. If I uninstall AOL completely I will lose years of saved emails - some of them important. There is no option to backup to anything outside AOL, so I will keep the ISP on a spare computer. Unless there are avenues I have not yet explored for saving ISP mails?

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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2014, 05:40:35 PM »
I've never used AOL mail, so I can't check this out.  If it does work and your AOL mail is imported to GMail, then it is a simple matter to use an email client to download that mail to your computer.

Import email and contacts  .. to GMail
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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2014, 05:41:10 PM »
It's very easy to migrate your AOL email to Gmail:
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-migrate-to-gmail/
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Re: ib.adnxs.com ?
« Reply #74 on: August 12, 2014, 08:53:11 AM »
I highly recommend what Bob stated, and as I stated earlier in the thread.  Use a better webmail (gmail is an example) and Import your AOL mail into that account.  Set your privacy settings and off you go into a safer mail account without all the stuff embedded into your machine.
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