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#1 raflo

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 03:42 PM

All help appreciated. I am running XP and I am having a problem whenever I try to click on a link that opens in a new browser.

Whenever I try to do this, the screen goes white and it takes a few minutes to get back to normal. This problem occurs when I click on an internet link, for example in a forum. It also happens when I try to listen to the radio online and it opens a media player.

I assumed it was a pop up problem but I have deactivated them and the problem is still here. It was recommended that I download ad aware or spybot but guess what? Can't do it as the download opens a new page!!!

Any help appreciated!

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:14 PM

Try right clicking on the link then click on properties....to see where it is redirecting you.

Or, you can always just type in the address bar (www.lavasoft.com) for adaware.
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Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:36 PM

Thanks for the reply. The problem I have is that I can't actually download the ad aware as the download itself involves a separate window opening. I tried clicking on "copy Link" and then putting that in the browser but nothing happened!

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:42 PM

Ok, I went out to the lavasoft website, and went to the download link for ad aware 1.05 se...here is the link:

http://www.download.com/3001-8022_4-10319876.html

Try copying this into your browser and hit enter..it should open a site and then the download should auto start

See if that works
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 10:25 AM

Thanks so much for that! I managed to download the ad aware but I am still having teh same problem with opening things in a new browser!! I am going to pull my hair out! Anyone have ideas what it could be?

Thanks

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 01:49 PM

Scan your computer with Trend Micro's web based anti-virus and anti-malware scan.

http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/en/start_corp.asp


Choose the complete scan.

Let us know what it finds.

Edited by Enthusiast, 12 April 2005 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:05 PM

Hi! Thanks for the link, I really appreciate it. But it won't let me perform the scan, as the scan itself opens a new window!!!

Grrr.... This is really driving me crazy now!

Thanks for all your help, though.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:58 PM

http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/housecall/en/index.htm
this is that scanner

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:16 PM

You guys are GREAT!

The results are:
1 Spyware detected Cookie 2842

1 vulnerability

A vulnerability in ASP.NET allows an attacker to bypass the security of an ASP.NET website and access a machine. The attacker gains unauthorised access to some areas of the said web site and is able to control it accordingly.

The other thing is that this started to happen after I installed Microsoft Office. I live in Germany and have a German computer but I am English and wanted Office in an English version. I have since uninstalled Office but I am still having this problem.

Thanks again!!

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:21 PM

Fixed it!!!

I went to Add ons and disabled one called req.dat. I also removed a file with that name. I heard it is a keyboard trojan

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:49 PM

Download, install and update the following:

AdAware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx


If you do not have a firewall other than the Win XP firewall that protects you from incoming traffic only, not phone homes or trojans get and install one of the following freeware firewalls:
Zone Alarm: http://www.zonealarm.com/
Sygate: http://www.sygate.com/
After installing whichever you choose, shut the Win XP firewall off.




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