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#1 Shiny_Penny

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:20 PM

I have acquired a virus which redirects my browser to open advertisements. The ad opens full screen and depending upon what is being marketed it may take two to three clicks to get the ad to close. These ads include "Net Quotes", auto insurance, and an official looking page that states my computer is infected and I should download virus softare. I have tried sveral free virus programs and nothing seems to detect this one. If I clear the cookies and temporary files often, the popups tend to be less frequent. It happens both in Frefox and Internet Explorer. The built-in popup blocker does not prevent these popups. I am using Vista.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:29 PM

I have tried sveral free virus programs

What programs have you tried?

Have you tried doing your scans in "Safe Mode"? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans?

You need to start there first. If you don't have any anti-malware programs, see BC's list of Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps. There are several free online anti-virus scans listed which you can perform. I would also recommend that you download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free in "Safe Mode".
Please update the defintions before performing a scan. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.

Then perform an Online Virus Scan like BitDefender.
(These require Internet Explorer to work. Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component. If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
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