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I think it's Malware but I'm not sure

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#1 JustJuice


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:15 PM

Hi all,

As the title suggests, I think my comp's been infected with malware but I'm not completely sure.

When I'm browsing with Firefox, I get pop-ups of adverts (for Apple products only!) and it's not restricted to any particular site. This has been happening for the past 4 days now, I think.

I've tried Avast!, Spybod SnD, Malwarebytes and the usual Microsoft Essentials scan which was my default anti-virus thing. None of it seems to have an affect as the problem is still there.

I'm running Windows 7 64bit OS - I'm not entirely sure what 'the application you are using' refers to.

I did read the relevant stickies and I think I've provided what you've asked for. I appreciate the help.

Thank you.

Edited by JustJuice, 13 June 2012 - 12:19 PM.

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#2 ranget


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:52 PM

i noticed that you are using Microsoft Security essential + Avast
just want to tell you that it's not advised to Use to Antivirus in Realtime together becasue they will cause problem
and you will end up exposing your computer to a Greater Risk

you can have as many as you Like as On demand Scanner
those are Advised

Malwarebyt's antimalware
Superantispyware Free
Hitmanpro Free (detection Only)
Emisoft Emergency Kit

update them till you can't update anymore then scan a Full system scan

also make sure your firewall is in it place and your software is updated you can use secunia for that

Edited by ranget, 13 June 2012 - 12:57 PM.

A big thanks to Dider Stevens

sorry for not being around


#3 JustJuice

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:50 AM

Thanks for your suggestions.

I decided to just back up my data and restore to factory settings, that seems to have done the trick.

Mods can close this thread if they want.

Edited by JustJuice, 14 June 2012 - 07:50 AM.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

Sorry to hear about having to do a restore to factory default settings but sometimes that is the best solution. Thanks for letting us know.
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