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Check here: What to do if your computer gets Infected.

Make sure your Windows is currently up to date. (This includes IE7 if you insist on using it.)
Make sure Norton is Updated (same with AdAware and Spybot).
Run an online scan from either Trend Micro, Panda or Kaspersky.

If you're infected and can't remove it yourself, you may want to visit one of the forums that specializes in malware removal.
    
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IE7 is absolutely horrible. I'm forced to use it here at work.. Definitely use FF2..
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Possible that someone decided to visit a few porn or warez sites? Those sites normally contain alot of adware and visiting just a few can get you pretty infested on IE.
No i have never been to any sites like that....
    
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We should check the host file? Malware probably edited it.
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No i have never been to any sites like that....
I would just download adaware and spybot, they should detect everything and remove it, as long as its not a virus but that doesnt sound like a virus. If you keep using IE i'd recommend scanning with both programs every other week or so.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
I would just download adaware and spybot, they should detect everything and remove it, as long as its not a virus but that doesnt sound like a virus. If you keep using IE i'd recommend scanning with both programs every other week or so.
nothing wrong with IE for me, never got anything infected from using IE i scan about every month or so, nothing wrong with it.
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I already scan with them every week, I may try the 2007 version from lavasoft
    
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I can't get rid of this stuff, I have run all of hose scans and updated them and ran them again and again. Still doesn't work. The explorer.exe process seems to be taking up way more RAM than it usually does, could this be a sign or side effect of adware? My coputer seems to be running laggy in general, windows keep showing after thay have been closed, when you move a window it blots out the sreen by still showing where it used to be, etc, yada yada yada... Would a system restore fix this maybe? It would re-install all the system files and IE which seems to be whats infected since firefox still works. Thx

Also there are Trojans being blocked by nortan every 2 second, would spyware or a worm cause this massive increase in the amount of trajans my computer is being bombarded with?
Thx again for any help.
    
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bump, right now whenever it shows a pop-up i right click, go to properties, copy and paste the url, and then put that in my restricted sites..Do any of you think thatwill stop it? Would there be a limit to the # of sites it brings up or is it just random and virtually unlimited?
    
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Try running those programs in safe mode.
After you remove them in safe mode, reboot and go into safe mode again, then restart and go into normal mode.
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