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Annoying Pop-ups...please Help!


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#1 Blahzay

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:38 PM

Hello, Im running windows XP Media Center Edition SP2 and one day i was idling on a site with alot of flash ads. Well ever since then I have had some type of spyware/adware that have no idea how to rid of. I have installed and ran cccleaner, adaware, spysweeper, search and destroy, registry cleaner, super ad blocker, spy doctor, counter spy and I have Norton Internet security 2008. In my eyes Im more then prepared for whats out there but I guess not. Here is what my problems are:

When I browse the net, I drop down ad will come down from the top left of my screen, this can happen anywhere from 2 times a minute to 2 times every 10 mins, it varys. I can be looking at my screen with no browser window open at all and that drop down still pops up.

I can have no browser windows open at all and I hear " Congradulations, you have just one a free apple iPhone ".

I can have my browser window expanded fully to take up my whole screen but lets say i keep it that way and I let my CPU go to sleep, when I return and move my mouse, my browser window which was once fully expaned has now minimized very small

I can re-arrange all of my desktop icons perfecty in a specific order that I like them, as soon as my cpu goes to sleep and I return, all my icons have moved themselevs to the top left hand corner of my cpu screen. Ive checked multiple times and Auto arrange is not checked. This never happened before so to bypass this I just installed something tht will revert my icons to how i saved them when they move.

I need some expertise help because Im fully out of answers, Ive tried running my spyware programs in safe mode also and still no help and this really bugs me because Ive paid alot of money for all these dang programs..lol

Any help would be extremely appreciated.

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#2 Blahzay

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:39 PM

Heres a screen shot of one of the ads that pop up in my left hand corner

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Then heres another one that popped up while editing the previous one

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 09:41 PM

Hello Blahzay , sorry for the late response.
I think we need to run this first., let us know the results
Have you run any scans from Safe mode?

Download ,install and Update the free Home version of SUPERAntiSpyware.
Reboot into Safe Mode. Perform a Complete scan of the C drive.
Quarantine all items found. Reboot

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:19 AM

i was idling on a site with alot of flash ads. Well ever since then I have had some type of spyware/adware

Users visiting some sites may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Even if the site is a clean site, there is always the potential of some type of malware making its way there and then onto your system.

...One of the advertisements uses a Flash file to create an invisible iFrame, which is linked to an IP address containing obfuscated visual basic script and uses the MDAC exploit to download the malware...

Dangerous Malware Detected on MySpace, Bebo, Photobucket and More

...the Flash ad contains code to open a popup that leads to a very different destination -- it's what I assume is an affiliate link that attempts to download and install ErrorSafe on your computer...

Advertiser Sneaks Malware into Flash Ad

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