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Unusual Popups

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#1 cautious


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Posted 10 September 2006 - 06:36 PM

I cant seem to figure this one out. I've run every known software back to back and still I have this problem:

I clicked on internet explorer to access the internet. The first thing I do is check my email; so I click on the button and as soon as I do, I get this popup telling me what I just did. I've never seen that happen before. So I say, let me check this out futher. I click the okay button thats on the pop. So, now I've been taken to my login to get my email. After I enter in my name and password and hit login, the popup comes up again listing everything I did, its showing my username and the password I entered and the name my email carrier. I didnt click okay that time. lol

I got that pop up everytime I entered or clicked on something. When I enter a URL in the address bar and click okay.. it pops up and show the URL I just typed.

So, I downloaded Firefox and now its not happening. I ran a web search to find a computer help forum and this one was the first on my list.

OKay... have you heard of anything such as what I've just (tried) to described? I have never had this pop up before and now Im concerned with where it came from and what it actually is.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Troubled :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 09:44 PM

It has to be a program you downloaded or installed.

Hopefully, it isn't malicious, but it may be.
The same way it is notifying you it my be notifying someone else - or not.

The best thing to do would be to post a Hijck This log in our Hijack This log forum for expert help and advice.

Run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, updating each program’s malware definitions before you scan and allowing both to fix what they find.

If you do not already have these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:

*AdAware SE: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Following that that I suggest you post a “HijackThis” log for expert assistance with your malware infection.

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum,
Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.

Following instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.
Some files when in the correct folder for them may be fine while in another may be malware hiding.

A member of our expert HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance, walking you through the complete repair process.

It may take a period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

Once you have posted your HJT log, please DO NOT make any additional posts in the HJT forum thread you created until you get a response from a member of our HJT expert team, and do not make any changes to your system (changes, including any attempted repairs, will make your computer to be different than displayed in the log you posted and therefore make your log inaccurate).

The first criteria the HJT Team has when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having 1 reply.
A team member, looking for a new log that requires help might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, post your HJT Log in our HJT Forum (not here in this forum) and wait for a response from a HJT team member.

After you post your log, please do not make any changes to your computer. Discontinue trying to delete anything with any program as changes will make your HJT log obsolete and waste valuable time spent by our HJT experts analyzing the log made innacurate by changes and therefore their plan formulated to address the problems will also be obsolete.

Make sure you post the log in the HJT forum, not here or the response from our HJT Team will be delayed because the post will have to be moved before they see it and it will fall behind many others posted that same day.

If after 5 days you still have gotten no response, then post a re-request and a link to your HJT log HERE.

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