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AUNPS2.DLL and Aurora


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#1 aviewoflife

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 05:30 PM

I have a question hopefully someone can help me, i recently got these crazy pop ups and spyware and bleep on my comupter, using adaware and AVG to get rid of them now when i restart it says something along the lines of "AUNPS2.Dll can not start etc etc etc" how can i stop that from happening.

also is deadaim spyware?

and i keep getting popups where it is Aurora at the top of them, is this a virus or just some program?


I recently paid for a brand new computer and it cost over $2000 so i want to find the best firewall, popup blocker, virus scanner, and spyware finder, i can get please tell me any suggestions.....

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 06:35 PM

I recommend that you post a HijackThis! log in the Hijack portion of Bleeping Computer to rid yourself of some problems. Deadaim is a program to stop popups in AOL Instant Messenger. However, if you didn't download it, you may have a worm that uses the same name. Also, AUNPS2.Dll is malware. It is part of the AlwaysUpdatedNews.com parasite.

My own personal choices for protection are Zone Alarm firewall, AVG antivirus, Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyware Blaster and Microsoft Antispyware.

To post a Hijack log, go HERE and read the pinned topic, "How to submit a Hijackthis log."

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:38 PM

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

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest


Start Menu Program Control:

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

Winsock XP Fix
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html




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