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#1 prodigal son

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:44 PM

Hi I have this adware or somthing that keeps poping up with my Mozilla fire fox

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It hides in the bottom right hand side of my browser

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I have run XsoftspySE scan
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The AdAware scan found and removed "Bargain buddy"
but then XsoftspySE also found and removed "Bargain buddy"

Done another scan with XsoftspySE found nothing

AdAware always finds this

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Can anyone help please its not critical but driving me nuts

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:52 PM

Try running a scan with Trend Micro's Housecall to see if this fixes the problem. Since you are having the problem in firefox, click tools, options, under the main tab, click the restore to defaults button
The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

**WARNING** Links I provide might cause brain damage

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 04:19 PM

Hi Of thanks for helping friend

I am doing Housecall now, the reset default button didint work
Will get back to you on housecall +- 2 hrs

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 04:34 PM

After you have finished the trend micro scan, try this: Tools, Options, Feeds, and see if you got subscribed to this page as a feed.
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:02 PM

Trend Micro found nothing
Spybot found and removed some stuff
AVG Antispyware found and removed some stuff

Looked in feeds nothing there

But this Pop up is still here :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:43 PM

YOu should probably move on to the Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijack This Log.
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 02:19 PM

:flowers: Its Gone :trumpet:

I tried all the scans, online & offline nothing worked

What I figured is it must be loading from somewhere, as I could get rid of it for awhile but then it comes back again
so I cleared the cache, all the cookies and then I manually deleted everything out of the Temp folder (Documents & Settings - Local settings)
It seems to have done the trick, been pest free since lunch time

:thumbsup: thanks for the help of, much much appreciated :inlove:

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:07 PM

Ad-aware was only finding tracking cookies so don't be too concerned about that. As long as you surf the net, your going to get them.

Now that the problem is resolved, you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory you cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:58 PM

All done thanks a mill guys, am very gratefull

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:22 PM

Your welcome.

To protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, read:
"Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
"How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
"Seven ways to keep your search history private".
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