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#1 Gee

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:38 PM

If I receive a pop-up stating that my computer has a parasite, and I need to purchase their product to get rid of it, is that true. Is there any other way to get rid of the problem I am having with pop-up ads? I have spyware and a registry cleaner I have already purchased. I have my pop-up blocker on high, but recently I am having lots of pop-up ads appear on my screen.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:47 PM

What are the programs that you are using?
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:56 PM

Always beware of anything recommended by a popup, since these applications almost always contain spyware or worse; moreover,the use of Ad-AwareSE and Spybot on a regular basis should be enough to eliminate almost all threats. The popups you are getting may be the result of malware on your system which has not be detected, so you may wish to submit a log to the HijackThis! volunteer team here at BC for their review and help, the instructions for which are found at:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...is_Log-t956.htm

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:41 PM

Here are a few anti-spyware - anti-malware applications that will help protect your computer:

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions
Zone Alarm: http://www.zonealarm.com/
Sygate: http://www.sygate.com/

Antivirus programs - freeware

AVG: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

Anti-malware freeware

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


Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans:

Panda Activescan (IE only)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx


Start Menu Program Control:

StartUpMonitor: http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml




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