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Remove Software Launching Popups

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#1 Meesh


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Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:17 PM

I figured out how to restore my system, but I can't find any information on how to find and remove the software that is launching popups (xlime.offeroptimizer.com). If anyone can help that would be great. Thank you!

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#2 phawgg


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Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:52 PM

Welcome to bleepingcomputer, Meesh. Sounds to me like you're already learning more about your computer.

To answer your question will will need to analyze a report you give us about your computer's problem. You will use a small program to generate the report and post it so we all can see it as we go about fixing it.
Create a new folder on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A folder like c:\HJT. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.

start-->My Computer-->C:\ local disk-->File-->Folder-->New-->name it HJT.
Download HijackThis 1.98.2. Next, click or double click the .zip folder. Extract all files-->ExtractionWizard opens-->next-->browse-->My Computer-->(C:)-->HJT-->OK-->next-->finish.

Open the HJT folder up and click on the icon file. Now click on the Scan button and when it is finished, click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of the log. Click on Edit--> click on Select All. Then right-click on the blue report and select Copy.

Create a reply to this post by clicking "new topic button" at this link location. Right click in message area and select "paste" to paste the log into the post. When you see the log, then type in your comments to us about your particular problem. Please be patient with us, as everyone doing the analysis' are volunteers.

Someone will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.

To see a tutorial with screenshots on using HijackThis you can click on the link below:

How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers, Malware, & Spyware :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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