OK, I got rid of the dropdown coupon highjacker. But, haven't found out how I can get rid of the Tidy Networks adware that is driving me up a wall.
It pops up windows from time to time on no logical basis that I can determine with the brag line "This advert brought to you by Tidy Networks" There's a lie for a start as their adware is making a mess of my browsing. Their adware also parses web pages and highlights key words in various colours - when moused over these pop up adverts in small boxes - usually on topics that have bupkes to do with the keyword. It's rude not to mention slowing things down horribly.
I have scanned using Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, Sophos, Super Anti Spyware, ADWcleaner, and Hosts_Anti_Adwares_PUPs\HOSTS_Anti-Adware.exe both from a bare (everything mostly closed) windows screen and from safe mode ... all of which got rid of a lot of stuff I was clueless to the existence of.
But I still am afflicted by this damnable TIDY NETWORKS crap. And I really, really, really, don't want to go over to the dark side and Windows Exploder.
Edited by hamluis, 26 April 2013 - 03:43 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.