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    Unwanted web site.
    I have no idea if this is the correct place for this so I appologise if it's in the wrong place.

    Just recently I have had a web site appear. It opens its own tab and all there is in the tab is shown below. I have no idea how it started and as far as I know I have never visited the site before. It will interupt anything that I am doing and switches to Firefox and opens a new tab. It is incredible annoying. There is no way that I can see to get rid of the blasted thing and there's no way I will open it up any further.

    Please, has anyone any ideas what it is, where it came from and how I kick it into touch?

    John. I have discovered that wine gets better with age. The older I get the more I like it !
    http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1
    http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/

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    As far as I know yes. I did it yesterday, but in case I have not done the job properly?

    I use Firefox. If you could let me know the definate??
    John. I have discovered that wine gets better with age. The older I get the more I like it !
    http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1
    http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/

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    Check your add-ons. Something got installed, possibly without your knowledge.
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    Checked Craig, non found? These are the only ones I have.

    John. I have discovered that wine gets better with age. The older I get the more I like it !
    http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1
    http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonzjob View Post

    Please, has anyone any ideas what it is, where it came from and how I kick it into touch?
    1) only you, since you haven't shared that with us
    2) the URL might give a clue
    3) depends on 1 and 2

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    This is the complete url http:kaboomit.com/widget/hssad435x95 I have knocked out the 2 forward slashes to make it non active, I hope?

    The only other user is my OH and she doesn't go looking at strange sites. I am the only one who does any maintainence on the system. No children in the house, just us 2.

    I hope this helps Tom. It popped up again just as I opened this thread a few minutes ago. All there is is what I posted above and it sits right up in the top right of the open window.
    John. I have discovered that wine gets better with age. The older I get the more I like it !
    http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1
    http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/

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    Kaboomit is a chat app. Have you ever installed it? it may have left something behind if you tried to uninstall it improperly.
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    It hasn't been installed to my knowledge Craig?

    It doesn't show up on the Firefox Aplications in Preferences either?

    It doesn't show on a search of my MacHD in Finder either?
    John. I have discovered that wine gets better with age. The older I get the more I like it !
    http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1
    http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/

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    It's either:
    some kind of pop-up, in which case Adblock isn't working correctly
    You need to empty the cache
    or something installed something without your knowledge.

    Go to Tools, click on AdblockPlus and select filter preferences. Un-check 'allow some non-intrusive advertising' and see if it goes away.
    One manís theology is another manís belly laugh.
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    Now Craig, I have found this



    And disabled the 3 boxes. Now I will wait and see if it comes back, but I would love to know just where it came from.

    Thank you Craig.
    John. I have discovered that wine gets better with age. The older I get the more I like it !
    http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1
    http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/

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    May have been installed if you use Twitter.
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    Actually I meant this one, which I don't see on your shot. Which version of Adblock are you using?
    If you disabled the boxes you enabled the ads.
    One manís theology is another manís belly laugh.
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