Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Computer Parasite

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Gee


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:09:26 PM

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.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 efizzer


  • Members
  • 360 posts
  • Local time:10:26 PM

Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:47 PM

What are the programs that you are using?
Posted Image

We're going to make the merry-go-round go faster, so everyone needs to hang on tighter-just to keep from being thrown to the wolves.

#3 jgweed


  • Members
  • 28,473 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Il.
  • Local time:09:26 PM

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:


Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#4 Enthusiast


  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:09:26 PM

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):

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans:

Panda Activescan (IE only)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

Start Menu Program Control:

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

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users