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Infected With Popups!

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#1 Hybrid_Johnny


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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:57 PM

Since about 2 months ago, I have been getting popups in swarms of two, every minute or so. I repeatedly receive popups from websites such as gojournalists, locatebest, adfarm, newsalone, and aspecially zedo. This becomes a big problem when I run firefox, as the popups show up in a new tab, and resize my browser. I have repeatedly ran ewido, spysweeper, spybot, ad-aware, and various other programs to try and solve the problem, but I can never get rid of them. One program that continuously shows up on scans is Look2Me, but the files are always in use and can't be deleted. How can I correct this problem?

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#2 Hybrid_Johnny

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 09:44 PM

Problem solved. Found the solution here. Sorry for wasting space.

Edited by Hybrid_Johnny, 27 August 2006 - 09:45 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:36 AM

Glad to hear that you resolved your problem.

If your sure your system is clean then you should SET A NEW RESTORE POINT to prevent reinfection from an old restore point. Any malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to set a new RESTORE POINT:
1. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
2. Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
3. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
4. Click "OK".
5. Click the "More Options" Tab.
6. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:59 AM

Sorry for posting in someone elses thread, but I have pretty much the same problem and I was going to get HijackThis and post a log, but I might first try this instead. So I just wanted to ask you if the steps on that link worked? Thanks! :thumbsup:

Edit- sorry, nevermind, I'm assuming that "problem solved" means that it did work. Maybe I'll try this..

Edited by simgirl678, 28 August 2006 - 10:02 AM.

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