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#1 iroxi

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 04:26 PM

I have Windows XP Home Edition and lately i've been getting so many pop ups. I downloaded AVG and Spybot but it hasn't helped. Just says I have viruses and I try to heal them or put them in the vault and it just won't do anything. All the pop ups are doing are slow down my computer and annoy the heck out of me. Help Me!! Thanks

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 06:01 PM

Use FireFox for your browser (it has a built in popup blocker) or get the Google toolbar for IE that has a popup blocker in it (both are free).

Scan your system using several of these free, online scans:


http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm
http://security.symantec.com/default.asp?p...id=ie&venid=sym
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:08 PM

I have Windows XP Home Edition and lately i've been getting so many pop ups. I downloaded AVG and Spybot but it hasn't helped. Just says I have viruses and I try to heal them or put them in the vault and it just won't do anything. All the pop ups are doing are slow down my computer and annoy the heck out of me. Help Me!! Thanks


Whenever you scan for viruses do it in Safe Mode.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:13 PM

Also, add these to your spyware tools:
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ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

You need more than 1 program, to get rid of the spyware on your machine.
Different scanners look for problems, in different ways.
What one misses, the others may pick up.
No such thing, as too many spyware/malware scanners.

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.

Your first running of these, should also be in Safe Mode.

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:33 PM

Go to this page and see if your virus' are listed.

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/8/lng/us/tpl/v5
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 10:12 PM

Once your system is disinfected download SP2 which may have helped prevent your system from being infected in the first place.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 01:32 AM

I got a friend who runs 2000Pro on his buisness computer and the spyware was unbelievable! It was so bad that it rendered the computer useless. It was on a broadband and on bootup, you didn't even have to open up IE before you got attacked.

Man, I tried everything of the freeware stuff, Adaware, the new MS one, couldn't get rid of it. Ran 'em over and over. The registry files were a disaster.

Even got him to use Firefox, which stopped the popup attacks, but the minute you went into launching Firefox, it backdoored IE and popup attack madness came on strong.

I got ahold of one program that did fix it, but I had to pay for it.

Xoftspy.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:06 AM

I have Windows XP Home Edition and lately i've been getting so many pop ups. I downloaded AVG and Spybot but it hasn't helped. Just says I have viruses and I try to heal them or put them in the vault and it just won't do anything. All the pop ups are doing are slow down my computer and annoy the heck out of me. Help Me!! Thanks


To stop popups...you need to use a popup-stopper.

There is one built-in for Internet Explorer that works well...there are a ton of others.

Also...you might want to disable Messenger, if you have it enabled.

Disable Microsoft Messenger Service in Windows XP - http://insight.zdnet.co.uk/software/applic...,2137085,00.htm

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