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IE Popups and crashing programs

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#1 jisheu


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Posted 27 December 2009 - 05:59 PM

Hi BleepingComputer,

I have a Windows Vista laptop, and I recently downloaded a "DivX Bundle" because my DivX player was not up to date. Upon downloading, my computer was overwhelmed with trojans, worms, and viruses. I purchased Spyware Doctor and got rid of said viruses/worms/trojans (at least the notifications stopped coming). However, I am still getting IE popups while I am using Firefox, and each time I turn on my computer I get two notifications:

"Google Installer has stopped working"
"Windows Defender user interface has stopped working"

The IE popups are consistent, opening at a fairly regular rate. At first, there were only two main URL types popping up (examples follow):

1. [url=http://www.webphenomenon.cn/ac.php?q=poop&aid=285&sid=new]http://www.webphenomenon.cn/ac.php?q=poop&...285&sid=new[/url] ---> most common type
2. [url=http://www.channelnetwork.cn...........]http://www.channelnetwork.cn...........[/url].
But now (2 days later), there are many more URL types (examples below):

3. [url=http://www.networkreferences.cn/ac.php?q=ice+ice+baby&aid=285&sid=new]http://www.networkreferences.cn/ac.php?q=i...285&sid=new[/url] ---> most common type
4. [url=http://www.blogisland.net/search?q=radiation]http://www.blogisland.net/search?q=radiation[/url]
5. [url=http://www.discoverlocate.net/search?q=free%2520flash%2520games]http://www.discoverlocate.net/search?q=fre...flash%2520games[/url]
6. [url=http://www.querydirect.net/search?q=ice%2520ice%2520baby]http://www.querydirect.net/search?q=ice%2520ice%2520baby[/url]
7. [url=http://www.locatewebsearch.com/search?q=spawn]http://www.locatewebsearch.com/search?q=spawn[/url]
8. [url=http://ylwbook.areaconnect.addresses.com/yp_results.php?ReportType=44&qbc=beauty+salon&qc=san+francisco&qi=0&qk=10&qs=CA]http://ylwbook.areaconnect.addresses.com/y...qk=10&qs=CA[/url]
9. [url=http://www2.music-tags.com/tagengine/www/delivery/afr.php?zoneid=182&lid=107663173&subid=107663173*itcg3-c5374&utm_source=abcsearch&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=ron&utm_content=ron&utm_term=Surprise]http://www2.music-tags.com/tagengine/www/d...m_term=Surprise[/url]

Also, certain programs either don't open at all or crash shortly after opening (examples below).

1. Age of Empires II stays open until I try to start a game, then it crashes.
2. Online streaming video is much, much slower than normal or doesn't play at all.

I have scanned my computer repeatedly with Spyware Doctor as well as AVG, and they have not found anything. I have also downloaded HiJackThis so I can provide a log if necessary.


Edited by Orange Blossom, 27 December 2009 - 09:26 PM.
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:27 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

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#3 olbean84


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Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:44 PM

I'm having the same problem - not sure what to do

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