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#1 thug97nin

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:20 AM

Hi guys,

Thankfully I have been able to solve all problems up to now by perusing the forums but now I am stumped. A few weeks ago audio clips of "Congratulations you won" and commercials for Clorox and some other items started spontaneously running even when all browsers are closed. I uninstalled and reinstalled JAVA and that stopped the problem/audio symptoms for a while but it came back and I unistalled it again which did nothing. I I generally use Google Chrome and sometimes Firefox but never IE. A few days ago I started getting IE error messages "A script is attempting to remove you from this site. Please press Okay to stay." As an escalation this is very concerning to me. Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware and Norton (I apologize for still using Norton) full scans come back clean other than standard adware tracking cookies. I'm running Windows XP SP3.

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated :thumbsup:

Aaron

Edited by thug97nin, 20 August 2010 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:59 PM

Went for good old Harddrive reformat.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:08 PM

Sorry we could not get to you. We are extremely loaded here.

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