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#1 CrazyAznDanger

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 11:31 PM

Yesterday, my computer became sluggish and countless ads started popping up. Is there any program or anything I can do to show you my computer's configuration so you guys can help me out? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:22 AM

If the ads are for a security program, you may have a Smitfraud or Vundo infection. Let us know. Otherwise, follow the directions below.
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Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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#3 CrazyAznDanger

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:35 PM

They are not security programs. It is just random ads for like yahoo and other websites. I find it strange, because the viruses I usually see are for spyware removal like you said.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:05 PM

The longer you take to run the scans I suggested the bigger the chance of getting more malware. If they don't cure what ails you then post a Hijack This log as suggested in my first post. Good Luck to you.
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 07:34 PM

Ok, using BitDefender Online now. Is it supposed to be really slow?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:16 PM

The speed will depend on such things as the size of your hard drive and how many files must be scanned.

Do the pop up alerts look like the one in the example shown here? If so, it indicates your system is not secure and you should follow the instructions to "Disable Windows Messenger Service".

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