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FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: August 13, 2011 12:19AM

This pop up shows up every so often unrequested by me.
At the top appears K-Meleon. Does that mean that K-Meleon hosts it?
Thanks for any info.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 13, 2011 01:59AM

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phenix
This pop up shows up every so often unrequested by me.
At the top appears K-Meleon. Does that mean that K-Meleon hosts it?
Thanks for any info.

phenix,

Never saw this one before, so it is not K-Meleon.

N

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: August 14, 2011 07:47PM

I understand that K-Meleon has a popup blocker/stopper.
I got the annoying FreebiesJeebies popup again.
How can I set K-Meleon to stop it?????
Thanks for K-Meleon

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 14, 2011 08:13PM

You can try to stop it with the Popups blocker builtin to the Privacy Toolbar. Others may have other ways to deal with it. Hope this helps.

Look in View/Toolbars and click on the Privacy Bar there. Reboot KM and click on the popups little icon to enable it.

N

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: no popup
Date: August 14, 2011 08:40PM

I see no popups visiting freebiesjeebies.org. Make sure to enable popup blocking F8.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: siria
Date: August 14, 2011 08:45PM

I have no idea either what this is about, have never any ads on this site here. Am using the build-in adblock and popup blocker (both in menu Tools>Privacy or in Priv Toolbar)
If that doesn't help, could it possibly be that the internet provider is inserting it?? Or perhaps Noscript is installed and inserting it? cool smiley

(ndebord, there's no restart needed to toggle toolbars or priv settings like popups smiling smiley)



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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 14, 2011 09:26PM

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siria
I have no idea either what this is about, have never any ads on this site here. Am using the build-in adblock and popup blocker (both in menu Tools>Privacy or in Priv Toolbar)
If that doesn't help, could it possibly be that the internet provider is inserting it?? Or perhaps Noscript is installed and inserting it? cool smiley

(ndebord, there's no restart needed to toggle toolbars or priv settings like popups smiling smiley)

Sorry, I meant restart after setting up Privacy Bar the first time.

Perhaps a malware problem?

N

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: siria
Date: August 14, 2011 09:54PM

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ndebord
Sorry, I meant restart after setting up Privacy Bar the first time.
Still no cool smiley The privbar needs no setting up, since it exists by default. It's just hidden by default, but hiding and unhiding toolbars need no restarts ;-)

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: August 14, 2011 10:04PM

Thanks guys.
Will try your suggestions.
It will take me days to find out if the privacy bar toggle works.
I only get the popup about once a week.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: August 16, 2011 11:33PM

Thanks guys for your suggestions.
None seemed to work for me. Maybe I did them incorrectly.
I got the FreebiesJeebies again today.
My ISP is ATT and my antivirus is ESET SMART SECURITY
and it is up to date.
My wife is running XP Pro with the same ISP and antivirus.
She is not getting the popup. Possibly because she is running internet
explorer. I am not saying this is caused by K-Melion.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 17, 2011 03:55AM

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phenix
Thanks guys for your suggestions.
None seemed to work for me. Maybe I did them incorrectly.
I got the FreebiesJeebies again today.
My ISP is ATT and my antivirus is ESET SMART SECURITY
and it is up to date.
My wife is running XP Pro with the same ISP and antivirus.
She is not getting the popup. Possibly because she is running internet
explorer. I am not saying this is caused by K-Melion.

Phenix,

it could be something like an advertising cookie or worse. I would start to think about running some additional malware software, just to be on the safe side. Malwarebytes, either free (you have to run it) or Pro (interactive) would be a good place to start.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/

I use FileHippo as a good place to download, but of course, going to the malwarebytes website is also recommended. FileHipp I like because it always lists the latest and greatest along with earlier versions when that is the way to go.

Others may come up with better ideas than i on this.

N

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: August 17, 2011 07:34AM

Thank you NDBoard.
Been under the impression that ESET was next to godlines but no software
is perfect.
Will try your suggestion.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: August 17, 2011 07:50AM

I ran Malwarebytes using the quick scan and it came up with
no bad files.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: ndebord
Date: August 17, 2011 11:04AM

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phenix
I ran Malwarebytes using the quick scan and it came up with
no bad files.

Then you are probably clear.... Malwarebytes, in my experience, is a nice addition to a good anti-virus program, as it works differently and catches other stuff.
I run the pro version interactively, along with Avast 6 and an older firewall (Outpost 2009 free).

Still think there is something there, but don't know enough to help you here.

N

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Date: August 20, 2011 10:32PM

It definitely has to do with advertising, and it's certainly not K-Meleon's fault. That freebiesjeebies.org site is a pesthole, IMHO. It wants you to be a sheep in its herd of affiliate cash animals. In other words, there's nothing there that's really free. It's a kind of legal pyramid scheme. You pay with your privacy, and that of anyone you sell to them. Clean out all cookies and every kind of cache anywhere. And beware of loud, colorful, happy-happy get-stuff-free sites!

A.K.A. Arual the Wyrd

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: August 21, 2011 06:45PM

NEVER said it was K-Meleons fault.
Have run all the programs to delete junk from my puter.

Today I was blessed with another wonder from FreebiesJeebies.
I have tried to place a copy of it here. No such luck...



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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: panzer
Date: August 22, 2011 01:45AM

Make a screenshot of it.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: August 22, 2011 03:28AM

I have a screen shot of it but no way to upload here that I know of.
I downloaded v 1.02 of adblock plus but can't get it to run with K-Meleon.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/22/2011 03:29AM by phenix.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: panzer
Date: August 22, 2011 07:52PM

Go to imageshack.us and upload a pic. Then copy the line under forum code in here.

Before posting, delete everything before the first IMG and after the second one, namely Url=http.....jpg/], [/URL and Uploaded .... That is all.

If you do not understand, go to Off-topic/Jokes and click quote under one of my pics. You'll see how it should look like ...



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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: September 01, 2011 02:55AM

Uploading an image to the K-Meleon site is way to comlicated for me.
I feel that K-Meleon is letting this crap through somehow.
I am not to savvy on the settings in K-Meleon.
I have Java disabled but if I try to disable Javascript my home
page fails.
God forbid that I should have to go back to IE9 or worse Firefox.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: gordon451
Date: September 01, 2011 08:02AM

Hi phenix -

I must confess, FreebiesJeebies is a very peculiar site!

It doesn't set cookies -- but YouTube does.

I don't have any privacy settings, but I don't see any pop-ups, and I can't see anything in the HTML which could generate or call a pop-up. (I lied. I do use eDexter to make my hosts file civilised -- and faster.) I even explicitly allowed FreebiesJeebies to use pop-ups! (Tools>Privacy>Permissions>Popups.)

The Error Console showed me one js Critical Error:
Error: Permission denied for http://www.youtube.com to call method Location.toString
 on http://www.freebiesjeebies.org.

Please: the next time you get a pop-up, could you tell us what it's about?

Gordon.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: September 01, 2011 09:43AM

Thank you for responding Gordon.
Here are some of the things I see on the popup:
1: instant coupon codes & great deals
2: get your auto rate code here
3: Keep track of your favorite Celebs
4: chick 'N Bash
5: save up to $800 on auto ins.
6: savings up to 40% on auto Ins.
7: get your free gift

I also have this same question posted on the Windows 7
forum: under security\ FreebieJeebies. That sight has
a JPG image of the popup.
Guess this is what you were refering to but not sure.



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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: gordon451
Date: September 01, 2011 02:48PM

Lovely. Aahhh... It helps to include a URL in the text to let us get there quickly. Never mind, I've downloaded the jpg, and uploaded it to my repository here.

OK. It seems it's not on the freebiesjeebies.org site. I can see a URL for freestuffworld.com, which seems to be a "junk" site. I visited it, but could not bring up anything on FreebiesJeebies.

I would take advice from others here, and set up your privacy options. Having said that, some pop-ups can slip through. When you see it again, right click anywhere in it, and choose Page Properties>Cache Information, then copy the URL from the very top. Paste this into your hosts file and reboot KM.

Microsoft Support has instructions how to do this. Bright Hub tells you what the hosts file is, and how to use it.

Once it's in your hosts file, it will never come back!

Gordon.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: September 01, 2011 09:21PM

Thanks again Gordon.
Lot to chew on there. Will give it my best shot.
I will try the "Hostsman" as I am leary of messing around with the
registry.



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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: September 03, 2011 04:28AM

Hi Gordon,
Got another one today and tried to follow your instructions.
I was not allowed to post in the Hosts file.
I am the administrator and still no go.
The address in Windows 7 Pro is different than what you stated.
Windows\system32\drivers\etc

The goodies on the popup have changed slightly for what it's worth.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: gordon451
Date: September 03, 2011 07:42AM

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I will try the "Hostsman" as I am leary of messing around with the
registry.
Wise idea.

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The address in Windows 7 Pro is different than what you stated.
I didn't. Microsoft and Brighthub did.

Do you have a 64-bit machine? Look in Brighthub for the correct address. And if you do have a 64-bit machine, it's always worth telling us, because things work differently on those.

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Brighthub.com
The User Account Control in Windows Vista and Windows 7 might prevent you in replacing or updating your Hosts file. You need to have a higher permission before replacing the Hosts file. You can also use HostsMan or HostsXpert programs to manage and update your hosts file without the need to deal with UAC. If you need to reset the Hosts file, you can use the Microsoft Fix It 50267.
The "higher permission" they talk about is what Microsoft calls "elevated administrative rights": In W7, M$ doesn't fully trust Admins surprised smiley

OK. Just for interest, what was the address of the pop-up?

Gordon.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: September 03, 2011 09:04PM

Thank you again Gordon.
I am running the 32 bit version of Windows 7 Pro.
The host file is: Windows\system32\drivers\etc

I will try Hostsexpert as Hostsman seems vague.
Not that I won't have trouble with Hostsexpert.
But it seems more friendly than Hostsman.

Here is the address you requested: http://www.freestaffworld.com
That's how it appears in the host file.
No # sign in front and no IP address. Have no idea where to get
the Ip address.
Coming along but not there yet.



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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: gordon451
Date: September 04, 2011 10:50AM

Hi phenix -

Lovely! And that explains why www.freestuffworld.com didn't look like your image! confused smiley

Now, to make the hosts (it really is the plural, 'cos it lists all the host IPs!) work for you, that is to make freestaffworld never come back, we have to tell your browser to look inside the computer. There is a special IP for this, 127.0.0.1, which is called localhost.

So, first you enter 127.0.0.1, then a couple of spaces or a tab, then the domain name freestaffworld.com. Save the hosts file, and reboot the browser.

Ah yes. The hosts file does not have an extension. It is just Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.

Ummm... Do you have any need to visit Freestaffworld? 'Cos after you've done this, you can't.

Gordon.

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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: September 04, 2011 09:04PM

Thank you again Gorgon.
I would be blessed if I never saw the popup again!!!

I was blessed again with another popup.
Here is what's in my HOSTS file by Hostsexpert:
c1
127.0.0.1 FreeStaffWorld.com
127.0.0.1 FreeStuffWorld.com
The 2nd entry starts 9 positions to the right.
Doesn't show in this message correctly.

AS you can see they are playing games by changing
one letter or capitalizing a letter.
I'll have about 50 entries before they give up!

Got another today 9-5-2011 This time no capitals -
freestuffworld Each day they slightly change the
address.



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Re: FeebiesJeebies
Posted by: phenix
Date: September 06, 2011 06:52PM

This one is interesting and very annoying.

My virus program, ESET SS, is set for a two way stop of incoming and
outgoing garbage. Here is the messgage it produced when I signed
on this morning:

application: windows media player network sharing service
publisher: unknown
remote computer: FreeStaffWorld.com (127.0.0.1)
remote port; tcp 2869(icslap)

So did my additions to the HOSTS file have any effect?

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