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#1 sweetblu99


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Posted 23 June 2005 - 09:32 PM

Well about 3 weeks ago i started getting these really weird pop ups (all about porn) and now no matter what i do i can not get rid of the spyware (witch is what it says everytime i get a warning). i have tried norton 2005 and i just got yahoo dsl and downloaded the online prtection and that didnt do any good either, please some on help me i dont know what else to do and i dont have the money to buy any software!!!!

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#2 sweetblu99

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 10:09 PM

All i want is for someone just for someone give me a couple of websites that have free antivirus downloads that actually work. Please!

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 03:41 AM

Hi sweetblu99,

Take it easy, some people aren't around when you are so they can't respond straight away - almost everyone here is a volunteer - they give their time when they can!

I have a couple of comments:

1. Sites for online virus scans:
Here are some links to free online Anti-Virus scans. They do take some time to load and run and in some cases you can only use Internet Explorer, with ActiveX enabled, to access them but they are an excellent support for your existing anti-virus program.

Trend Micro online scan "housecall" - http://housecall.antivirus.com/

Panda Active Scan online - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
Internet Explorer only. Requires email address. Requires Active-X components to be installed. Approx 12MB download.

BitDefender online scan - http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
Internet Explorer only. Must agree to a EULA. Need to allow installation of an Active X component.Some of the options are not clearly explained.

McAfee online scan - http://www.pcpitstop.com/freescan/

2. Anti-Spyware:
Your problem is more likely due to spyware which is not removed by anti-virus programs because -er- they are not viruses. As a first step do the following, if that does not work there are other steps which can be taken.

Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode

See if that helps :thumbsup:

Edited by Rimmer, 24 June 2005 - 03:42 AM.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 07:46 AM

To stop popups try this NoAdds which is free, this will help stop alot of popups from appearing.

Download Firefox which will stop a lot of popups.

Adblok file extension for firefox.

Free AV Scanners:


Avast requires online registration

AVG Free Edition

All of these scanners are free for home use.

Anti-Virus Comparison see here for detection rates.

Plus install the above recommended software.

Edited by stidyup, 24 June 2005 - 07:47 AM.

#5 sweetblu99

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 05:24 PM

Thnx so much i dont know what i have would have doen without this information

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