PC Hell discusses Zedo pop-up ads
Windows updated last night which required a reboot. When I signed in there was a java update so I downloaded it. Everything seems to be working well, but while digging up some dirt on Gingrinch this pop up appeared, along with a few others. It was a high definition image and was very stable, so did a screen capture. Not to be paranoid, but I have to wonder why it was political in nature, at a time when I was checking out the Grinch, a known Tea Party supporter.
This is what PC Hell says about it.....
Powered By Zedo Removal Instructions and Help
What are Powered by Zedo and URL.CPVFEED.COM Popups?
I consider myself a pretty good spyware removal expert, but I ALMOST was stumped the other day when a customer's computer was infected with these strange "Powered by Zedo" ad popups. They would popup in the middle of the screen without warning usually when I was trying to search Google or another search engine. Then they would take my search term and put it in the popup ad showing Ebay or a few other sites.
The popups were appearing in Internet Explorer as well as Firefox and popup blockers including Google Toolbar were not stopping the invasion.