Help having to fight of an army of popups

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by tomqman, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. tomqman
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    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

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    hi i need help ive go a bad investation of popups [​IMG] every time i boot windows(xp) i get loads of pops come up.
    heres the sites that come up:
    • partycasino.com[*]adultfriendfinder[*]sexintheuk[*]adultworld[*]888.com[*]pacificpoker
    and heres the programs ive using to get rid of them
    • avg[*]adware[*]spybot search and destroy[*]spyware doctor
    a second computer of mine running vista has just started coming up with all this crap
     
  2. Richy Freeway

    Richy Freeway GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Get Malwarebytes AntiMalware, it's free and VERY good.

    http://www.malwarebytes.com

    Install, update, do a complete scan.

    Should sort you out.
     
  3. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    I think you should do a full wipe, put AVG and Windows Defender on, use Firefox or Opera and stop browsing so much funny content.

    I'm running Vista 64, AVG and Windows Defender only and don't do regular scans. My browser is Opera.

    So far I have had zero problems. *knocks on wood*
     
  4. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    change your bootup with glary utilities or similar
     
  5. DrYHeLL

    DrYHeLL GBAtemp Regular

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    Seems like you have a por- por- por- por- por- por- pornado!!!!!!!
    Sorry I cant help much more in this situation... [​IMG]
     
  6. Sticks

    Sticks GBAtemp Regular

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    It's much less of a headache to backup everything important and do a full reinstall of windows, of course that's if you know how to do that.

    And in the future stay away from those funny, funny websites. And yeah, use Firefox.
     
  7. skyman747

    skyman747 GBAtemp Fan

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    My mom used to get pop-ups like that when she started IE. I made her switch to Firefox and it went away.
    Since you say it happens when you start XP, I would say have your internet Disconnected when you start up and see what happens.
     
  8. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    Have you even tried it yet?
     
  9. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    Toronto, Canader!
  10. GN-001 Exia

    GN-001 Exia Banned

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    http://www.opendns.com/
    Setup an account. install it on your router. Make sure you download this if you have dynamic IP (DSL service) **You can also use Tomato (router firmware) to update you IP with openDNS. **

    Do this. can either do the router way (need 3rd party firmware) or select comps.
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    Edit: no guarantee this will fix your problem. I've been using that set up for years now and haven't had any kind of mass pop up/adware/spyware. I should also mention I have no Antivirus crap program. I use Spyware blaster, Spybot S&D and Hijackthis to make sure my system is clean.

    *clarity I've been using everything listed above for years except the Tomato router firmware. just recently installed that
     
  11. AeroHex

    AeroHex Banned

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    wait you installed adware to fix it???thats a bad move

    tryed kaperspy and norton
     
  12. o RedSheLL x

    o RedSheLL x GBAtemp Regular

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    Straight. Up.

    RedSheLL
     
  13. FaRReR

    FaRReR GBAtemp Regular

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    Mozilla Firefox + Adblock Plus + NoScript

    AVG 8 Free Edition

    'nuff said.
     
  14. Mazor

    Mazor Z80 master arch

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    -AVG 8 Free Edition.
    +Common Sense.
     
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