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Annoying Popups. L2m-infected?

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#1 origo


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Posted 31 October 2005 - 05:48 PM


As soon as my computer is turned on ~10 different popups popup at random times...
Really annoying and no spyware etc can help me with it.

Read in this forum about a guy called mickeyd69 who had the same problem and tried to do as you guys told him to do, but I realized it's different from person to person...

So I would be very thankfull if anyone could help me with my problem... don't want to format \;

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#2 IsMe


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Posted 31 October 2005 - 09:47 PM

First thing to do is run a scan for spyware. Next a scan for a virus. Do these in Safe mode.

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:38 PM

Do a number of web based scans such as these:

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner

Windows Security Trojanscan

Panda Activescan (IE only)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

What anti-malware aps do you have on your computer and what AV program is installed? How often have you updated the aps you have?

The following are recommended:
Anti-malware freeware (You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)

*AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

*the two most important to have!

Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):

A˛ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.

CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.

If you get no resolution from the above, run AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy.

If that doesn't fix your problem I suggest you download Hijack This and follow the instructions on the following pages:

Hijack This and a variety of other tools for malware and pestware or

Unless you are an expert in altering, editing or modifying the registry do not attempt to use “Hijack This” without expert assistance which you can get by following the instructions below:
How to submit a Hijack This log

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