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Problem with 'GeoAds' advert windows

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by izzi81, Sep 25, 2011.

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  1. izzi81

    izzi81 Thread Starter

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    Hopefully someone can help me with this. A few weeks ago I started to get 'GeoAds' windows loading in between webpages. ie, I click on a link, and before I get to the website I get taken to an advert page with a GeoAds banner across the top. It is linked to this company: www.geoads.com, who describe them as 'transitional ads'. It just suddenly started happening, and now it seems to be popping up all the time. The website suggests companies can pay to advertise in this way, but I'm getting popups in odd places, like when accessing a download for a driver on the HP website.

    I thought I had somehow got some adware on my PC. However I was just about to get a new PC, so I thought it wouldn't be an issue. I now have the new PC, and it's still happening! I did move a HD across from the old to the new, but it's just for data storage, there are no programs on it.

    Can anyone tell me why I'm getting these all of a sudden? Is there a way to get rid of it? It's very annoying... the page that loads is http://js.geoads.com/somerandomurl. It is not even consistent; I do not get it in the same place each time.

    I'm running winXP (fresh install) and Firefox (fresh install). I've not installed any firefox plugins. I've not got much in the way of software installed yet but do have Avast antivirus and Comodo firewall. Can't imagine either of them would come with some kind of ad contamination? I've emailed geoads but no response yet. Can anyone tell me what's going on and how I can get it to stop? :(
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Maybe your ISP is to blame?

    Do you have the Woot-A-Holic add-on in Firefox?
     
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