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September 13, 2012 8:51:48 PM

All of a sudden at the top of my browser I get a lil box "Network3 Internet Access." I never had that before. It doesn't allow a clickoff and just stays there in the way.
Win7 FF 64 bit
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September 14, 2012 6:59:59 AM

Looks like some advertising script.. it only triggered on specific web or in all web?
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September 14, 2012 1:51:05 PM

rdc85 said:
Looks like some advertising script.. it only triggered on specific web or in all web?


It is there all the time. Sometimes there is a little camera or T.V. symbol in the box. You can click on that and the symbol will go away but not the box. I started by itself and I did do anything to cause it. I have ran malware and anti-virus and they came up clean.
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September 14, 2012 1:52:35 PM

what internet provider do you use?
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September 14, 2012 3:52:14 PM

The internet provider is Frontier.com in MYS.
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September 14, 2012 3:59:05 PM

Aaand what browser are you using? It may be an inadvertently installed an add-on, lots of programs try to sneak those by you.
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September 14, 2012 4:09:39 PM

The Browser is FireFox. There was nothing new added before this showed up.
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September 14, 2012 4:16:41 PM

It's normal. Whenever you connect a Windows 7 PC to a modem and/or router, it will label the network something. Sometimes, it will show up as the manufacture of the modem/router, or give it the name of " Network #". In fact, if you hooked it up elsewhere, the "Network 3" will be replaced by another name when you select the location for the network: Home, Work, Public, etc.
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September 14, 2012 4:26:23 PM

I can understand that. But why did it decided to display the little box all of a sudden? The PC had been connected to this modem for a while before this happened. How can I get rid of the display?

By the way, thanks to everyone for the help.
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September 14, 2012 4:26:57 PM

Well I understand what you mean RunsWindows, I don't necessarily think this is the issue. That box should disappear and usually is attached to the task bar, not the browser window, and it certainly has no TV box advertisement associated with it. I would still check the firefox add-ons and see if there are any activated that you did not intend to be there.
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September 14, 2012 5:48:35 PM

I will try that and report back. Thank you.
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September 15, 2012 2:06:24 AM

Agree with checking add on and extension of FF..

U could run FF in Helps -> run FF with add on disabled.
see if it stop. if it not stop then it's not the FF, if it stop then it the FF..
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September 17, 2012 9:59:21 PM

I am doing this for someone else, and he finally answered me. He went into add-ons and found an incredimail add-on he didn't know he downloaded. The box with "Network 3 Internet Access" gone. However he still has what looks like a little camera that is over the minimize/maximize box on the browser. It only shows up when he downloads an image from Yahoo.

Thanks again for any thoughts.
Richard
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September 18, 2012 1:46:05 AM

Well Randy solved the problem. He had this added.

Schimilfoto (not sure of the spelling) He has no idea where it came from.

Thank you everyone for your help.

Richard
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September 18, 2012 3:50:16 AM

Well glad it works out....

I'm thinking somebody use his comp and installed it...

So it advertise script/add-on after all...
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September 18, 2012 2:45:30 PM

Ehh, those things are included in installs of all sort. They hope the average user is just going to fly through the screens and not bother reading fine print or check box messages, and I am sure often times they are correct! Even though I keep an eye out for them I have missed them before, those advertisers are sneaky.
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September 18, 2012 3:37:21 PM

The problem has been resolved. My friend downloaded something just before this happen. He didn't click on "no" to and add-on known as Schirmfoto. He deleted the add-on and now everything is back to normal.

Thank you everybody for your help.

Richard
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September 24, 2012 12:30:36 AM

Best answer selected by Lindley1630.
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April 8, 2013 9:13:23 PM

Lindley1630 said:
I can understand that. But why did it decided to display the little box all of a sudden? The PC had been connected to this modem for a while before this happened. How can I get rid of the display?

By the way, thanks to everyone for the help.


If you cick on the monitor directly below in the task ad it will go away: this happened to my computer when I updated my my Windows 7 last week
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