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Help removing Win32.PornPopUp

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#1 mediaklepto


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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:38 PM

I had a great success with getting help here for another problem a few months ago, so I'm hoping for some assistance again.

Last night, I decided to run Spybot S&D, as I normally do every other day or so, on our other computer. I noticed one title which I'd never seen before, called "Win32.PornPopUp". It apparently detected 4 entries, all - from what I can discern - from adbrite.com or some such.

I immediately looked it up online, and saw that anything I could find on the title said that people were unable to fully remove it, as after restart it would immediately return. I decided to shut down and reboot my computer, and immediately run Spybot at startup. Behold - Spybot showed only a single threat - one entry for Win32.PornPopUp. I shut it down, as it was very late, and decided I'd better check the other computer, this one, this morning. Lucky me, 7 entries for Win32.PornPopUp.

Can anyone help me rid the computers of this little beast? Both laptops are quite identical; literally the same machine. Both are running Windows XP, I think SP3. Both have SUPERAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, Spybot w/ Tea Timer running, and Avast! Antivirus.

I'd love any help anyone can offer on getting rid of this before it takes a turn for the worse! Thanks so much in advance!

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 11:33 PM

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Click on the Update tab and click the button Check for Updates
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.


In your next reply, please include the following:
Malwarebytes log

Edited by Blade Zephon, 19 June 2010 - 11:34 PM.

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