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#1 markhm

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:28 AM

I've recently started having problems with what I suspect is some sort of spyware. I keep getting popup windows which want me to install antivirus/spyware programs (most notably Systemdoctor but others popup as well). Sometimes I can just close the window but other times it redirects me to their website. I've run Spybot and Ad Aware and removed evrything that came up but I am still having the same problem. This is driving me crazy! Help please.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:26 AM

Hello markhm

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan? Did you try doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

We have a self-help section for removing common malware.

Please see the self-help tutorial How To Remove Systemdoctor 2006.
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 02:57 PM

I am running Windows XP with McAfee VP and have scanned with it as well as SpyBot, SpyonThis and AdAware. I haven't tried scanning in safe mode but will try that. In the meantime I posted a HiJackThis log in another post earlier today. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:16 PM

Please remember that if you should scan in Safe Mode, and as a result remove some found malware, that action will invalidate the contents of your HJT log. If no one on the team has begun to work on your posted log, you will need request it be deleted and submit a NEW log; if someone has begun to help you, you will need to be sure to tell the team member what you have done, what you removed, and most likely attach a new log as a reply to the original thread.
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:36 PM

I just did a scan with both Adaware and Spybot in safe mode as you recommended. Each found a couple of items which I deleted. Should I run a new HiJacklog at this time and attach it to the thread I posted earlier today?

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:38 PM

BTW the scans did nothing to stop the popups. As soon as I rebooted they came right back up as usual. Thanks.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 04:23 PM

can you kindly explain what is 'safe mode'?


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Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:19 AM

Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1643
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question575.htm

How to Boot into "SAFE MODE" tutorial:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html
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