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#1 Torres

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:10 AM

Alright, everytime I open IE, another window is opened at url.adtrgt.com.......then is redirected to whichever website. Some are "crush calculater" , "set the trend" and various other match-making websites. I have used Ad-Aware in safe mode and it supposedly cleared all known infections. But these windows and addresses are still opening everytime I open IE. Any more info on getting rid of this will be appreciated.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:12 AM

For instance, once I posted this message another window popped up addressed to http://url.adtrgt.com/cpv.jsp?p=112221&...stingId=7013888.

This is gettting old.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:46 AM

Well, I can't get to your link because of either my firewall, my ad blocker, or my Hosts file - so I'd say it was still a spyware problem. Are you using AdAware 2007?
Try running a couple of other anti-adware programs (Windows Defender, etc) that are compatible with Vista.

Also, try these free, online scans:
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/sandbox...s%2Fdefault.htm (Requires Internet Explorer)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

I'd also suggest that you add an ad-blocker program to IE (I don't know of any free one's, and since I don't use IE very much, I'm not familiar with the pay-for ones). Or, I'd switch to Firefox - it's free, more customizable than IE, and it's got all the add-ons to take care of these sort of problems.

Then, I'd update your Hosts file with this utility to prevent your PC from going to the bad sites in the first place: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

The last 2 suggestions won't stop the hijack (although the switch to Firefox may) - but they'll help to stop it from happening again.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:29 PM

I'll look into that. I appreciate the help. And i am using AdAware 2007. Thanks again.

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Edited by Torres, 12 December 2007 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

Ad-Aware is good for most bugs but is not powerful enough to kill the real strong baddies. It is designed to be run in Normal Mode; occasionally I have had it say that it would delete certain files upon a reboot but I have never run it in Safe Mode.

Ad-aware should be used together with Spybot Search & Destroy. Run one, then the other. Between them they do a good cleaning.

A good Anti-Spyware program to use is AVG Anti-Spyware. This should be downloaded, installed and upgraded in Normal Mode. Then run in Safe Mode.

http://www.grisoft.com/ b This is a 30-day trial program but has no limits on its functionality.

If you really think you are infected, you should be downloading HijackThis, run it and and create a log and post it elsewhere on this site, in the proper forum.

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Edited by rigacci, 13 December 2007 - 04:27 PM.





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