Addict Thing

bus_driverFebruary 9, 2013

This pops up on eBay and on Craigslist whenever I search for something. More annoying than helpful. I cannot find it in my list of programs and thus the uninstall instructions on their website are useless- probably quite intentional. Most of the stuff on their website is just baloney.
Is this on my computer or on the websites I visit? How to get rid of it permanently?

Here is a link that might be useful: Here

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mikie_gw

What brower are you using..
maybe;;;; Go thru all the browsers I guess.. the PlugIn's and add-on's and extensions and toolbars. They probably all have it.

You're probably cookied up too... clear the cookies and temporary internet files.

Right click your desktop and look at Gadgets Menu ??

If you have CCleaner look in the program startup section and its tabs.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 4:49PM
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acraftylady

Sounds like this or at least it's what I found googling and tells how to remove. I run malewarebytes after removing this type of stuff. Mary

Here is a link that might be useful: addict thing

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:11PM
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grandms

Mary, the site you linked has a very poor rating from WOT. I think this is because they try to get you to download something. However, they do give instructions for manually removing, but OP has written that it is not listed in his ADD/REMOVE in Control Panel.

I would be very leery of downloading something from such a website.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:48PM
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bus_driver

My browser is Mozilla Firefox. I ran CCleaner just this past Monday. I just bought and ran MalwareBytes since my free trial ran out a couple of moths ago. It found nothing. I am trying to grasp all that mikie posted-- most of those are things I know nothing about.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:56PM
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acraftylady

Oops didn't see that was just looking that they showed how to uninstall instructions. In googling I think it's a browser add on? If it were me I would run malewarebytes and see what it finds and look in the browser for add ons. There were many more places on google that talked about it. Mary

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:58PM
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acraftylady

Wait did malewarebytes change and it's not free anymore? Haven't ran it in a few weeks but the one I use was never a trial and always completely free. I use the one that says free download and it has never asked me to pay. Mary

Here is a link that might be useful: malewarebytes

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 9:01PM
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acraftylady

Ok read here. Look for buzzdock adds in the control panel. Seems they are connected? Mary

Here is a link that might be useful: buzzdock

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 9:05PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

malwarebytes is free I am concerned what you bought. There's a pay version but what you are describing doesn't sound right.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 10:19PM
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acraftylady

Malewarebytes pro has a 14 day free trial. Maybe that's what they are using. Mary

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 10:29PM
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llaatt22

I was having a similar type of annoyance and I found a Firefox Addon for Adblock Plus called Adblock Plus Popup. You just right click on anything that shows up and select "block this site" and that's it.
Maybe someone knows if it has any issues?

Here is a link that might be useful: adblock plus popup

This post was edited by laat2 on Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 2:58

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 2:53AM
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bus_driver

Finally clicked on "Tools" on the browser. Click on "Add Ons" in the drop down -- there was Addict Thing and some other stuff. Click "Remove." Seems to be gone. It possibly would be helpful at times but was very intrusive and annoying.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 7:11AM
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owbist

From here

So far we don't see any alerts for this browser helper, but if you don't use any function on this browser helper object. It's better to remove it

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 7:42AM
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bus_driver

My computer has Internet Explorer which I rarely use. IE did not have the Addict Thing. As best I remember, the Addict Thing was found at "Extensions" on Mozilla.

This post was edited by bus_driver on Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 13:50

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 9:32AM
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acraftylady

Look in add remove for buzzdock because from what I read it comes with that add on. Glad you got rid of it. Wonder how it got there in the first place if you didn't install it? Mary

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 9:57AM
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