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Browser Annoyance

See attached. Note the very light gray background bar across the bottom.

This pops up almost EVERY time in FireFox; I'm not sure if it happens in IE or Chrome.

Every time it is different; usually an Ad for something.

How can I get rid of this?

If I click the X it goes away for that url, that instance.

Then it comes back again with the next time.
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Richard Korts
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
check your installed extensions, it won´t be probably this, but you never know.
if this is a regular Ad, then I recommend to try som FF extention to block stuff like that - Flashblock and Ad Block plus
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If it happens only in Firefox, you probably enabled some add-on.  If it happens in all browsers, you probably have accidentally installed some 'helper' program.  You might be able to remove it from the Control Panel if you can figure out what it is.
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
See attached.

Seems like I should get rid of SweetPacks & Yonto.
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ITguy565Commented:
That is a brower extension that installs from a streaming video website. In order to remove it you have to edit your extensions.

In linux the file location is :
$HOME/.mozilla/firefox/profile.default/extensions

In windows the file location is :
c:/Document and Settings/(your username)/Application Data/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/(usually default)/extensions

in this location you should find a folder for each extension that is installed in firefox.

Please delete the one associated with ilivid
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
Definitely, if you are not using that thing, get a rid of him.
The same for Yontoo, btw Symantec says this about Yontoo:
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2012-052923-1931-99

so you can see Yontoo is a potentially unwanted application that installs a browser extension to display advertisements

And finally I also do not know PlayBryte and if you did not install for some reason put it away. Then restart your browser and check if it helps
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
According to Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=Adware%3AMSIL%2FPlayBryte ,  PlayBryte is probably the one putting that on your pages so it needs to go too.
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jcimarronCommented:
rkorts--
Scan for Viruses and Malware.
Use your own antivirus (with latest defintions) and MalwareBytes.
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
I removed PlayBright, Yontoo & Sweetpacks.

So far that stuff is gone.

If it's still gone tomorrow, I'll award points.
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jcimarronCommented:
rkorts--It is possible that those add-ons were added by malware rather than you manually adding them  So scan for viruses and malware.  If you have some and do not delete them you will only get the add-ons back.
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
To jcimarron,

Yes, I will do that. I am almost POSITIVE I did not add them.

Thanks
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
To all,

It appears that the browser bar has been removed.

Thanks!
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