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brianm8000 02-21-2007 10:48 AM

Random Popups!!!
 
Hi there, every other time basically when i open up firefox or internet explorer i get webpages and add's that pop up with it. I also got this:

Windows Internet Explorer
Notice your computer has tracks of adult etc...

I get Random pop ups about cleaning my registry and installing "DriveCleaner"

any help??

thanks

namloc 02-21-2007 04:37 PM

I have the exact same thing happening to me. Random pop ups about Drivecleaner. Also my internet explorer has a new toolbar called 'protection toolbar' that i can't get rid of and has nothing to do with my default anti-virus "norton 2007". Also the notification are in the bottom right hand corner has a couple of things in there that regularly tell me i have an infection but norton ain't picking it up. any way to get rid of this stuff??

crickmail.cet57 02-22-2007 04:07 AM

The most common recommendation around these parts is to go through Warez's Syyware Removal Guide available here.

That is almost guaranteed to work, although personally I think downloading 13 programs might be slight overkill.

For example, here's some specific information on the "Drive Cleaner" infection you are suffering:
http://virusinfo.prevx.com/viruscent...GRP=4871600019

I would recommend downloading the Free Trial of Prevx1 and use that to clean-up your PC instead. It is a pay-for program, but offers a fully functional free trial which will remove this (and any other) malware free of charge during this period. If you don't wish to keep it after clean-up then you can simply uninstall it.

superdave1984 02-22-2007 03:20 PM

Yahoo toolbar has a pretty good pop-up blocker. Disable windows messenger.

brianm8000 02-22-2007 06:52 PM

windows messenger is disabled. and that spyware program trial didnt work either

Osiris 02-22-2007 07:29 PM

go thru my guide

robertgp26 02-23-2007 04:50 PM

I use only three programs, and they keep my computer running clean. They are:

AVG FREE
Ad-Aware
SpyBot Search and Destroy

CCleaner is also a useful tool!


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