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Major Pop-Up Issue

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#1 and2002


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Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:33 PM

Yeah, I keep getting these pop-ups like every 5 mins....I've downloaded pop-up stoppers and none of them work, maybe because I don't have to be on an internet browser when they come.

've used Spybot, AdAware, and HiJackThis....None of them can fix this problem. Anyone have any ideas? Some of the pop ups are like... IPod stuff, Smileys, date things...umm and family fued.

It's really annoying, because i go to play a game and it minimizes due to a pop up when im in the middle of something, please help me.

Thanks :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:44 PM

You have malware that has been installed on your computer and causing the popups.

If you haven't already, get the following, install them, update them and run them:

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


Spybot S&D:

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):

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

Set these to fix what they find if applicable.

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 having 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

After you have done the above do a couple of web based malware scans:

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)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner

online trojan scans here -

Do you have an Anti-Virus program updated and running on your computer?
Do you have a firewall?

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

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

Antivirus programs - freeware (you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict but the use of one is critical!)

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

Avast Anti-virus freeware

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 09:43 PM

Thanks alot, i'll give it a try

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:06 PM

Tried everything there, doesn't work...still random pop ups...

I don't wanna format because thats the "easy" way out...

Edited by and2002, 24 June 2005 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:42 PM

See if this helps.
Turn off Messenger Service (This isn't MSN messenger):

Click "START"
Click "Control Panel"
Click "Performance and Maintenance"
Click "Administrative Tools"
Double-click "Services"
Scroll to "Messenger service", and double-click it.
Select "STOP" service
In the Startup drop down box, select "Disabled".

Also do this for:
Alerter, SSDP Discovery service, Telnet, and Universal Plug & Play (not Plug & Play)

Now "OK" your way out.

I also suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.

Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:10 PM

download adaware and run in and leave it do its work ..........10 20 mins (dependin on how much stuff there is to search thru on your PC)

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