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Old December 6th, 2004, 11:26 AM
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switched to firefox after reading lots of good reviews. Works great so far, but I still get a few popups with the Internet Explorer icon on them ??? Running spybot search and destroy and Ad-aware, they find them and eliminate, but seem to come back every day ............... any ideas ?


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Old December 6th, 2004, 11:35 AM
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Hey thats what Misc. Chit-Chat is for.

Try booting in Safe mode and running adaware and spy bot. Allot of the time you need to stop the running spy ware programs before you can delete them. Normally when adaware is finished it will say that it will run the next time you restart your PC to finish doing this. I find it does not always work, but booting in safe mode stops almost everything from running, then when you run adaware it can actually delete it. And do a complete scan with adaware not the recommended.

You are isle doing the updates for both right? And there is a patch out there for spy bot that fixes the DSO Exploit recurring problem.

IF still no luck Adaware has a forum that you may want to search.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 11:40 AM
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You most likely have an extra aggressive spyware/malware widget still on there. Download Adaware SE, as well as their VX2 add-in scanner. Install the apps first, let it auto-update, then close out, install the VX2 add in, restart the app and then go to add-ins and run it. After that do a full system scan with the regular program and delete anything it lists in the "critical items" section. If you have a VX2 variant, you most likely will have to repeat the process a couple times and its a pretty smart bastard where as it hides itself from the logged on user as well as other scanners like Spybot.

That should fix you up. Also if you know how to disable it, shut off the service for Windows Messaging.

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yes, thats another good tip from Mike, reboot into safe mode and run a few scans.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 12:18 PM
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what exactly is safe mode?
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Old December 6th, 2004, 12:46 PM
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Safe mode is windows booting with only the minimum essentials running.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 01:03 PM
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Think I found part of the problem, my Ad-aware was version 6, updated to verion SE and was able to find 172 more spyware files. Thanks for the help guys.

No luck in safemode, only the sys admin can log in in safe mode. ( company PC used at my home office )


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Old December 6th, 2004, 02:02 PM
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If your work account is a local admin account, create another local user account with admin rights and then you can log in under safe mode that way.
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You geeks! What does that have to do with smashing things into tiny bits, blowing things up, getting greasy and leaving bits of skin on the truck, or drinking alcohol??

Now if you're trying to get your computer to work so that you can watch porn at work without the boss know about it, then !!
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I wonder what sites they got all the sketchy spyware bullshit and pop-ups from?
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they come from anywhere now a days... While the less offensive the site its, generally the more mild the spyware, but every now and then, they "phone home" and download a wicked one.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 03:38 PM
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I do have the local admin rigths, but not sure how to go about creating a new user with "privliges"
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Old December 6th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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PM me with what OS you are using and I can walk you through it.
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You geeks! What does that have to do with smashing things into tiny bits, blowing things up, getting greasy and leaving bits of skin on the truck, or drinking alcohol??

Now if you're trying to get your computer to work so that you can watch porn at work without the boss know about it, then !!
Have you ever download directions to blow things up, or movies of smashing things into tiny bits? If you have then you would know about spyware. But if you are one of those Mac guys, well then go play with your little ipod.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 07:06 PM
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nah man I got one with windows I just use the firewall and have adaware with no pop-up problems.
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