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Struggling with Adware popups


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#16 boopme

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:47 PM

Hang in there :thumbsup:
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#17 The_Pabst_Man

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:38 AM

Boopme,

I just want to thank you one last time for all your help and good advice. I really really appreciate the assistance you have given. My re-installation is complete and I am gradually getting everything back to the state I want it to be in. I'm alright now. Maybe in a week or two I'll be completely updated. From now on I'll have two anti-spyware programs constantly running in the background, and the wife gets very limited and controlled access to my machine! I'll be sending a personal check to the Goodwill Rescue Mission and I will let them know that the thanks goes to "boopme"! I hope they know your codename! ;-)

Thanks again!!!!

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:39 PM

Thanks you, you words and deeds are truly appreciated :thumbsup: :flowers:

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:43 AM

Hii,
I think you shud block the pop-ups in ur IE but this also will not solve the problem completely as it may not block all the pop-ups.And yes pop-ups
can also make u install spywares accidentally. so u need some gud antispyware along with blocking the pop-ups.I have 1 good application installed on my system
Advanced System Protector , it not only blocks the spyware b4 it can enter your system,and will also clean the infections if any and it gives routine updates of the latest definitions and is very easy to use..
The On Execution Scanner & Alert Shields make it more efficient in the case of internet access.
For me the Advanced System Protector is the Best Antispyware...U can also give a try...
free version of ASP is also available at cnet


http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-System-P....html?tag=mncol




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