Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:27 AM
just recently i ran into a problem with popups galore, even though my blocker is on, etc, etc.
avg free 7.5 can't find an infection, ccleaner removed all it could do and ad aware has done the same (x3 for both). still i have this incredibly intrusive problem though. the popups begin as soon as i open my home page (sympatico/msn) - some of them about playing a 'think you know it all' (or something close to that) game and some of them "free scans" if there's something wrong with your computer. ive never clicked on any of these to be taken to their sites and i know better than to download things from partner sites or anywhere im unfamiliar with.
the file is called A00FA8D3B and its listed in my temporary files in the startup registry as _A00FA8D3B.exe (as reported by ccleaner)
i cant find anything on google, castle cops, here or anywhere for that matter. ive tried substituting the "00" part of the title as the letter o and/or the number zero with all combinations just in case i wasnt seeing it properly - but still nothing.
thanks in advance for your suggestions.