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Freakin Spyware pop ups!

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#1 Mydixewrect


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Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:55 PM

Hi all!! I'm new here, and i really need some help.

I just Reinstalled Windows xp, And Now i don't know how to stop the spyware pop ups!!

If someone can help me it would be greatly appreciated!!


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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:20 PM

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.
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#3 Mydixewrect

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 12:33 AM

Thank you very much for helping me with my problem, I do apreciate it greatly, but those annoying little pop ups just keep coming!! I downloaded and ran the programs that you gave me but to no avail. Maybe there is somthing im doing wrong? plz help they are really starting to bug me now!!

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 03:09 AM

I reccomend using HiJack This and posting your log in the Hijack this forum, go here to download it:


From Grinlers Tutorial for HJT:

HijackThis is a utility that produces a listing of certain settings found in your computer.  HijackThis wills scan your registry and various other files for entries that are similar to what a Spyware or Hijacker program would leave behind.  Interpreting these results can be tricky as there are many legitimate programs that are installed in your operating system in a similar manner that Hijackers get installed.  Therefore you must use extreme caution when having HijackThis fix any problems.  I can not stress how important it is to follow the above warning.

When you download hijack this, click scan and save logfile when it is first open. A notepad document will open up after the scan, simply copy and paste the contents of the notepad in a new topic from the Hijack this log and analysis forum on BC

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 12:49 PM

At the very top of some pop ups it gives imformation of who is providing the ad. Is there in of this info
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 01:16 PM

If you're using Internet Explorer download the google toolbar which has an effective popup blocker built into it.

I believe you can get one for Firefox from them as well.

scroll down to "toolbar".

Also check extentions in Firefox as well.

There are several different kinds of popups - some coming from a webpage you might be on, some residing in malware that has been installed on your computer - trojans, etc, and some through Windows Messaging. To effectively block them you need to find out which ones are bothering you.

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions (The firewall that comes with Win XP does not cover you against outgoing threats such as trojans, phone homes and dialers. Get one of these others as they will provide coverage for both)

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)

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

Avast Anti-virus freeware

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):

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

Hijack This and a variety of other tools for malware and pestware or

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 -

How to submit a Hijack This log


Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.

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