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#1 Ronniebebe

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 02:10 PM

:thumbsup: Three weeks ago I installed a new computer it's a Gateway 830GM Media Center.Win.XP Home.
My question is:: Pop-up's l've had a lot of pop-up's coming on, it's beginning to bug me, from advice of others l've changed setting's,run different programs,installed some programs took some out. But still got pop-up's.
I've installed SpySweeper (trial version) I've run a few scans and it does take out some cookies. Also installed Meyea Pop-Up Stopper (trial version).
Another question :: are the freeware programs not as good as the bought programs,was always told they were equal.
I've disabled Windows Messenger where a lot of pop-up's come from. Is there any good expert's in the forum that can deal with my problem,l sure would appreciate some help.
My old computer was also a Gateway with XP Pro. you know l never had a single pop-up on it. Whats with these new products the bleep build into the system at the factory or what ??
Thanks for any help. Ron. :flowers:

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#2 frankie12

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 03:24 PM

Have you done a Hijack this log?

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 08:27 PM

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions
Zone Alarm SE: http://www.zonealarm.com/
Sygate: http://www.sygate.com/
The Windows XP Firewall is insufficient as it only addresses incoming threats and not outgoing ones like trojans.

Antivirus programs - freeware (you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict)

AVG: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php
(freeware as good as anything you might pay for)

Avast Anti-virus freeware
http://www.komando.com/bestshareware.asp


Anti-malware freeware (You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)

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

AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.


CWShredder from InterMute
CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.
Cost: Free
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshr...r_download.html

Hijack This and a variety of other tools for malware and pestware
http://216.180.233.162/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe or
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html


Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

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

online trojan scans here -
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest


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


How to submit a Hijack This log
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-post-a-hijackthis-log/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...s_Log-t956.html

#4 Ronniebebe

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:10 AM

Thanks Enthusiast :thumbsup: It's a brand new computer l installed about three weeks ago.I've nothing but pop-up's ,tried everything possible to get them out.
Here's what l have on the computer .
Freeware programs :
Avast Virus Protection
Zone Alarm Firewall
SpywareBlaster
SpywareGuard
IE_Spyad
Spy-Bot Search & Destroy
AdAware SE
Microsoft Antispyware Beta
PanicWare Pop Up Stopper ( now removed )
TrendMicro

Now the pop-up's kept coming so l took out Panicware pop-up stopper because it's a pain. I installed the following on a trial basic:
SpySweeper (trial )
Meyea Pop-Up Stopper ( trial )
Today is the first day since having this new computer that I've had no pop-up's. So l guess the paid version's do work better than some of the freeware programs. I'll give the programs a few more days to prove themselves before l buy them. I'm a great believer of 'freeware' been using freeware programing now for about three years.Find nothing wrong with them,but at times the paid versions are better.
Somtimes l think these pop-up's are built into the computer with the programs.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:57 AM

One of the easiest solutions is to use either Mozilla or its stand-alone browser, Firefox; either will drastically reduce, if not eliminate, popups. In addition, either is probably more secure and faster than IE.
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John
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:52 PM

Did I see two AV programs resident, Avast Virus Protection and TrendMicro or is the Trendmicro just their web based scan?

AV programs will conflict with each other - you can just have one resident and running.

I don't agree that paid versions are necessarily better. Each ap may find things that the others don't - including payware. I have been successful at removing persistent infections on numerous computers using the freeware aps I listed but that doesn't mean that some of the payware isn't good.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 01:21 PM

I agree with Jgweed is saying that you should switch to mozilla Firefox a great FREE browser that has a pop up blocker. It also will not display as many. I think the best feature is the tabbbed browsing! Great Program!




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