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    Unsusual ads/ Possible Javascript corruption?
    « on: April 21, 2013, 06:42:53 PM »
    I'm unfortunately having some minor issues with how my laptop is displaying ads on sites like Youtube. While normally, you see the little verticle yellow line on the loading bar on Youtube, my computer does not show that and instead goes straight into an ad, with an orange "skip ad" option in the lower left hand of the screen which must be clicked several times for the ad to end. At first, when this occurred a few weeks ago, it confused me, but I assumed it was simply Youtube updating once again, but I still ran Malware-Bytes, just to be safe, and it came up clean. After visiting a friend's house and using library computers, I realized that it was only my computer doing this. I've run Malware-Bytes several times since, but it still comes up clean.  It occurred to me earlier today that maybe it's happening as a result of a corrupted Javascript file, as every time as of late that I have tried updating Java, it tells me there is a corrupted file.
    I'm not sure what I should be doing to fix this. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Mozilla, but the strange ads are still there. Does anyone think I should try uninstalling and reinstalling Javascript, or Mozilla add-ons?
    Thank you for your help!


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    Re: Unsusual ads/ Possible Javascript corruption?
    « Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 12:42:33 PM »

    JavaScript does not need Java.
    (That is always confusing.  :()
    You can repair Java Got to this: http://www.java.com/en/
    You can repair JavaScript. It is part of the browser.
    Try another browser.  Try Opera to see if it makes a difference. http://www.opera.com/

    Both are free. Don't pay money for a fix.

    You Tube requires addition software.  Adobe Flash :

    Does that help?


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    Re: Unsusual ads/ Possible Javascript corruption?
    « Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 03:58:43 PM »
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