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#1 x_mysterygirlx

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:51 AM

Early Thursday morning, I was doing my normal stuff on the web [MySpace, Yahoo IM and Googling new films]. Well, all of a sudden, something popped up saying "You have been infected. Download now!" Of course I didn't do so as I knew it was something else, so I clicked the lil 'x' button in the right-hand top to close it. Next thing I know, I am getting tons of pop-ups every time I go to a new page. Mainly on MySpace. It's also happening when I don't even have an internet browser open. All for poker, dating sites, cell phone crap, etc.

I never use IE because it seems to hate me and I am completely in love with Firefox. Now, I have to mention that this seems to only be happening on FF. As I am currently using Safari and haven't had a problem. I did my own research today and tried to see if I could figure this out on my own but no such luck.

I downloaded Spybot -Search and Destroy, AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic, Ad-Adware 2007 and Security Task Manager. I did all the scans, removed all the infected/corrupt files and anything malicious these programs could find. Yet...the problem has not been solved.

From what I have noticed, most of the pop-ups have this starting address [http://mp.clicksor.net] before it quickly switches to an ad. Also, I am beginning to notice other ones that are more currently popping up, do so with a lil thing at the bottom of my browser. Just a small rectangle that says something like it normally would if you were downloading something [download completed], thing is...this one says: Ad served by FBrowsingAdvisor.

Please help me out here. I need my Firefox back. I'm at a loss and I really don't want my dad messing with ["fixing"] my computer. Lol.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:27 AM

Please follow the the instructions for using Vundofix in BC's self-help tutorial: "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection". (If using Vista, right-click on VundoFix.exe and select "Run As Administrator".)

After running VundoFix, a text file named vundofix.txt will have automatically been saved to the root of the system drive, usually at C:\vundofix.txt. Please copy & paste the contents of that text file into your next reply.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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