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Heya OCN,
Since Thursday, I started to get these annoying spam pop-ups every minute or 2. I don't know how but it bypasses everything. They don't come from one websites, but multiple ones.
e.g. onlinevirus-scanner.com; blinx.com; find-trip.com; monstermarketplace.com ....
I first thought it was from virus and scanned using bitdefender total security 2008 but found none that related to the issue. I am using internet explorer version 7.

Whenever i disconnect my network drive, no popups but when i reconnect to internet, it starts again.

Also, i scanned my drives in safe mode.
    
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On the rare occassion that I've gotten a virus, scanning with Ad-Aware and Spy-bot have at least registered the offender. If they can find it, they may be able to remove it.

Otherwise, you may be able to get some help with your specific infection from folks who understand the inner workings of HiJack This.

Worst case scenario: It's time for a clean re-install. Back-up your vital data since your last back-up and make sure to include bookmarks and any account information necessary to operate your computer (ISP logins and such).

Then, practice safer browsing. I like firefox equipped with NoScript and Adblock Plus (unlocked to OCN). I also use Avast as my antivirus and have been pleased with this combo.
Edited by Aardobard - 12/19/08 at 9:50pm
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This was a windows XP bug, dunno if it made it into vista or not. Check the services config (not sure how to do this on vista. on XP it was right click my cmoputer, manage, services) and see if the service "Messenger" is running.... If so that process is incredibly easy to hi-jack and force pop-ups with.... as i said it's an XP exploit, unsure if that service went into vista or not.
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Yep, #1 thing to do is not to use IE.
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I am using internet explorer version 7.

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Yep, #1 thing to do is not to use IE.
post #6 of 11
download malwarebytes update it and run it in safe mode.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

i have found it to be one of the best spyware/malware cleaners around.
post #7 of 11
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Thx ppl, that malwarebytes killed it i think. I switched to firefox and used other browsers, but one con is that these programs aren't versatile with private websites.... especially for gaming webs with add-ons and such saying "Need to use at least Internet Explorer 6".
    
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Thx ppl, that malwarebytes killed it i think. I switched to firefox and used other browsers, but one con is that these programs aren't versatile with private websites.... especially for gaming webs with add-ons and such saying "Need to use at least Internet Explorer 6".
Idiots who run websites like that need to be told that they're complete morons for making IE-only web sites.
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Idiots who run websites like that need to be told that they're complete morons for making IE-only web sites.
:yessir :
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Thx ppl, that malwarebytes killed it i think. I switched to firefox and used other browsers, but one con is that these programs aren't versatile with private websites.... especially for gaming webs with add-ons and such saying "Need to use at least Internet Explorer 6".
with firefox you can use the addon IE TABS. This will emulate IE and you can toggle it by hitting the icon in the bottom right hand corner when you try to load the website. You can also store it so when you go to that website it automatically opens in IE TABS
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