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#1 speda07


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 03:56 AM

I have spy/adware that generates pop-up windows of advertising and I cannot seem to get rid of it. The vendor appears to be AD.YIELDMANAGER.COM. Thus far, I deleted cookies, set pop-up blockers to their highest level, put the URL in the Restricted Zone (which now gives a blank popup window with no contents), used Malwarebytes, SuperAntivirus, Ad-Aware and Norton. Nothing seems to stop this thing. While it does not appear malevolent, it is EXTREMELY annoying. How do I get rid of this spy/adware? BTW, I used the SuperAntvirus according to the instructions found on a post on this site. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:

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#2 boopme


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 03:25 PM

A number of people may be having this problem after Spybot Search & Destroy modifies their hosts file after using the “immunize” feature. Since editing your hosts file can be tricky for some, here’s an easy method to restore your hosts file:

Your Hosts File may be corrupted.
Restore your default hosts file

Download the HostsXpert,

Unzip HostsXpert to your desktop

Open up the HostsXpert program.

* Make sure that the "make hosts writable?" button in the upper left corner is enabled.
* Click back up Host files
* then click "Restore MS Hosts File"
* close program

Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Edited by boopme, 05 December 2009 - 03:26 PM.

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