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Stubborn popup problem?

My computer is infected with this stubborn spyware which always show me to download software from a software company. I have tried spybot search and destroy, AVG antivirus scan, Windows malicious software removal tool and ccleaner. But unfortunately its coming back again and again. I have tried to remove all the unnecessary files or software from control panel add/remove programs and traces from my program files folder too. But I don’t know this pop-up still giving me hard time. Could anybody have any solutions about it

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    Varinder Dhindsa Sep 27, 2008

    I had so many infections in my computer Theatch but i used all of those softwares i mentioned above so i successfully removed 234 problems in my computer but this pop-up was so stubborn, but luckily this was kind of adware and was not affecting any oother application. It just pops up once in a while not all the time. so i just X it off all the time.

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May i know the operating system please.....

you can try installing registry fix.... http://registryfix.com/ (download it first and then install it)

REMEMBER : before you perform the fix... do this Open registry from going to RUN - regedit - and in file menu click on export and save it on the desktop....giving any name...
and then run the programme...

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I had the same problem with a client recently. Can you tell me what the program is that keeps popping up on you? Does it block your internet explore from opening?

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Stop pop ups free


D-MAC852 is correct asking for more information concerning OS and browser used.
If your using Windows you can virtually eliminate the majority of the advertising junk and pop ups with the Browser Firefox running a plugin called adblockplus. If your machine has spyware already installed.
This may be pushing the advertising/pop ups you are experiencing.
SuperAntispy is a good "Free" utility that will get rid of some of the most stubborn spyware. I usually run this once a Month more if I suspect nefarious activities. :)
This is for Windows so hopefully this will be useful for you:
Links:

Download Firefox Free Web Browser
Adblock Plus
SUPERAntiSpyware Remove Malware Remove Spyware AntiMalware AntiSpyware...

Good luck hope this helps!

Mar 26, 2014 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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Malware Part 2: Malware Detection and Removal


In Malware Part 1: Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Adware, we discussed the different Malicious Software types. The reason why we started with the description of each type is for us to be able to identify the right type of infection we have on our computer and be able to do the right steps of removal.
Let us start with the easiest one to detect, Spyware and Adware. As was discussed from part 1, for us to know that we have these two types of malware, is first, if we get popup messages, Normally advertisements. If we get a lot of messages like asking us to purchase a software, most of the time Anti-virus software that are unknown to us. Another way to detect this is if our system has significantly slowed down. Spywares have these effect on the computer. The reason why it slows the computer down is because of the processes that it takes to spy on your computer. So if you have those two things then most likely you are already infected by any of these two types.
The next one are worms. Worms are a bit tricky because there are still a lot of types but if we know some signs to watch out for then we will be able to know that our computer is already infected. Worms most of the time slow down the computer as well. Much like the spyware, worms search your computer for traces of data it could use to be able to transmit itself, like email addresses, network IP adresses that you have previously connected to, websites and sometimes even chat IDs. It slows down not only the computer but also your network connection since it would try to send a lot of email copies of itself, or even try to locate different computers in the network and scan for their vulnerabilities. If your computer is significantly slow when connecting to even another computer in the network then this may be the cause. Another way for you to detect if you have a worm, specially an email worm, is if you are using a standalone email software and also when you noticed your family and friends telling you that you have been sending them lots of mail, mostly spam, without you knowing. The worst way to discover this is when your ISP calls you up that you are eating a lot of bandwidth or that your computer has been sending a lot of spam mail, again without you knowing, and tells you that unless you put a stop to it they will disconnect you.
You will be able to detect a virus if you noticed also that your system is slow, that you have a hard time doing a particular task on the computer like opening certain programs. Also, you suddenly find that your hard drive is taking a lot of space and there are tons and tons of unknown folders in your computer that suddenly appeared. Also aside from that, your Flash drives also appear to be full all the time. There are no popups. This is particularly hard to detect. Most viruses would be noticeable only after a few days, weeks, or even months after infection, which most likely would lead to the damage of the operating system or other software that would require you to do a complete reinstallation of your operating system.
And, last but not the least, Trojans. Trojans very much like viruses are hard to detect as these malware is specifically made to be stealthy. You will sometimes see some slowdown on the computer but most of the time your computer would run as it would be. It would take a lot of time before you notice one. Most common trojans are keyloggers. Would be hackers would try to install these software into your computer to be able to steal your passwords or any other information that they could use against you. The best way to detect these malware is to be aware of the programs you have personally installed on your computer and also the original programs installed on it. You could go to the System Configuration Utility (Start > Run > msconfig) to check each of the startup programs from there.
Now, we go to the basic removal of viruses. The main important thing with these malicious software is that as soon as we suspect that our computers are infected, we need to scan and remove them right away. The longer it takes for us to remove these malicious software, the worse the computer gets and the harder for us to remove them. Which, as i have said, would often lead to the full reinstallation of the operating system and loss of valuable data.
Here are some basic steps that we could take to remove these malicious software:
1) Clear your temporary internet files and cache. Go to control panel and click on internet settings. From there click on the general tab and click on delete under history. Clear everything.
2) Stop some startup applications first. Go to start > run. Type in "msconfig" then click on OK. Click on the services tab and put a mark on "Hide all Microsoft Services" then click disable all. Next, go to the startup tab and uncheck everything except for your antivirus software. When you are done click on "Apply" then "OK". It would ask you to do a restart then click restart. The reason why we need to disable some startup applications is that viruses would normally hide on the startups and services. Disabling them would help with the removal once the antivirus scans the system.
3) On restart, Scan the whole system. Make sure that you have a legitimate antivirus software that has been updated and is not expired. Most people would ask me, do i really need an antivirus software? Do I really need to purchase these? What antivirus software do you recommend? The answer to these questions are Yes, Yes, and Any one would do. Everyone needs an antivirus software. Everyone gets infection from time to time specially if we go online all the time and if we like to share digital media like usb Flashdrives.
Without the antivirus software your computer is wide open and most likely to be attacked and damaged by malware. Now we do not want just any free antivirus software. Even though being free seems good enough most people do not know that free softwares have their downsides. Specially for antivirus software. Most, if not all, free antivirus software would update their customer's copy with a week old data update. This means that when you are getting an update for malware it is most likely a week old already. Most likely unable to detect the latest malware. Some of the antivirus software would also include that information on their License Agreement. This gives an advantage to those who purchase the software.
Would you need two or more? No. You only need one. Adding another antivirus software does not increase your chances of blocking malware from infecting the computer. It would even, most of the time, cause more problems to have two or more antivirus software since they would normally conflict with each other. So to choose which one is the best, I would say that any of these well-known antivirus software would do. All antivirus software is not actually a 100% guarantee that you are protected. There is still a small percentage or chance to get infected when 1) you do not upgrade the software regularly and 2) when you get infected by a very new malware that has not been detected by the antivirus companies yet. They would need some time to get a copy of the malware and dissect the code to get a proper detection schema and deletion process.
4) Scan your system thoroughly. Most people would scan the system files only. I suggest that if you suspect infection is to scan the whole computer. It would take a lot of time specially if you already have a lot of files on the computer but it is worth the wait. Do not be tempted to use the computer while doing the scan. Sometimes without us knowing we add another virus to the system, in a folder that was already scanned by our antivirus.
5) If you get popups, take note of the popup messages. The names of these popup messages would be very helpful at times. Search in google for a removal for that specific popup. Run the removal tool and you will be free from that popup.
In summary, these are the basics of malware removal: We first disable startups that would most of the times include the virus. Disabling the startups would stop reoccurrence. Update your antivirus and then Scan the whole system.
In the next part, Malware Part 3: Defense, Protection and Prevention, we will be discussing some ways for us to defend, protect and prevent our system from being infected by these malware.

on May 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Antivirus 2009 and 2010 Scam


If you have seen any of these popups shown below, on your computer, you have been infected with a fake antivirus. Not only is it fake, but it tries to force you to buy it, which is illegal and is considered fraud by authorities.
This program and it's many variants, take over administrative control of your PC, disable Task Manager, and regedit as well as replacing your desktop wallpaper with their fake warning. Well, it WOULD be fake, if this program weren't a Virus program all by itself.


Quoted From Bleepingcomputer.com


What this programs does:
Antivirus 2009 is a new rogue (Fake) anti-spyware program from the same family as Antivirus 2008 and Doctor Antivirus . Antivirus 2009 is installed and advertised through the use of misleading web sites that attempt to make you think your computer is infected with a variety of malware. Once installed, Antivirus 2009 will scan your computer and list a variety of fake infections that can't be removed unless you first purchase the software. These fake infections are only being shown to scare you into purchasing the malware.
When Antivirus 2009 is installed, a Internet Explorer browser helper object is also installed that displays fake messages when using Internet Explorer. These messages range from a line at the top of the browser stating an infection was found to adding a box to the Google homepage stating Google detected that your computer was infected. These tactics are just two more methods where Antivirus 2009 uses false information to scare you into purchasing their software.
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Doctor Antivirus below

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Antivirus 2010 looks almost the same as 2008 and 2009.

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Antivirus 2010
is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Antivirus 2008 and Antivirus 2009. Like its previous incarnations, Antivirus 2010 is distributed through the use of advertisements on the Web pretending to be online anti-malware scanners. These advertisements pretend to scan your computer and then state that your computer is infected and that you should download and install Antivirus 2010 to remove these infections. These rogues are also known to be advertised and installed through Trojans that display fake security alerts in your Windows taskbar stating you are infected. Once you click on one of these alerts, it will bring you to the download page for Antivirus 2010, or even download and install it without your permission.
Once Antivirus 2010 is installed on your computer, it will be automatically configured to run when you logon to Windows. This is done by adding a startup that launches the C:WindowsSystem32wingamma.exe executable. This executable will then launch the AV2010.exe and the fake Windows Security Center. Once running, it will scan your computer and list a variety of infections that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the software. This infection will also randomly display fake security alerts on your computer stating that you are infected or have some sort of security risk. If you click on these alerts, it will prompt you to purchase the software. These fake alerts, along with a fake Windows Security Center that advertises Antivirus 2010, are used to further scare you into thinking you are infected so you will purchase this malware.
Another new addition to these types of rogues, is the creation of a fake Blue Screen of Death. At random intervals, Antivirus 2010 will create what appears to be a Windows crash, but in reality is just a hoax. These fake crashes are used to further scare you into purchasing this malware. If you receive this crash, you can simply reboot your computer , or try pressing Alt-Tab or Control-Alt-Delete to get out of it. The text of the crash is:
***STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000, 0xF73120AE, 0xC0000008, 0xC000000)
A spyware application has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
SPYWARE.MONSTER.FX_WILD_0x0000000
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Click to make sure your antivirus software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your software manufacturer for any antivirus updates you might need.
Windows detected unregistered version of Antivirus 2010 protection on your computer. If problem continue, please activate your antivirus software to prevent computer damage and data loss.
*** SRV.sys - Address F73120AE base at C0000000, DateStamp 36b072a3


END QUOTE HERE:


As you can see, all of this looks so very legitimate, as well it should, since THESE particular crooks have taken malware to a whole new level.
Yes, they will get caught, they always do.


The real difference here is that these particular scammers have decided to strong arm you much like a mobster demanding protection money, so the crime as well as the consequences will be much more severe.


The GOOD news though, is that even if you are infected at this very moment with this nasty program, you will be able to remove it before you reboot your PC and come back to Fixya!


Download and run, Malwarebytes Anti malware.
Don't forget to update it first though, just in case the fake antivirus has changed its nature to evade detection.
So far, this is the only program I have found to eliminate this problem, but I'm pretty sure others will follow the same path.


Follow up with Avast Antivirus, if you want something stronger than what others pay hard cash for at the store. Dont forget to uninstall your current Antivirus first, after all, it did fail to kill Antivirus 2010 didn't it?




Happy Hunting!

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on Apr 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Pop-ups saying machine is infected


There's a good chance that the popup itself is the infection. Do not download what it wants you to download! I recommend downloading a few free pieces of software that will hopefully help you out. If you don't have any active protection software I recommend you download Microsoft Security Essentials, it's free and it's great. Secondly Malwarebytes (Which can be downloaded from download.com [or cnet.com]) is a handy virus remover, but isn't active protection. Spybot Search and Destroy is another piece of non-active protection with a good virus / spyware remover.
Try downloading these and running them in safe mode. To get to there, restart your computer and press F8 repeatedly as it boots up, until you see a boot menu. From there navigate to safe mode using the arrow keys and enter.
If you're not particularly computer savvy however, if you do have an infection I'd recommend taking it to a professional.

Mar 26, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Hi, i hope you can help! My daughters e-machine shows ATTENTION! SPYWARE ALERT. It says the computer is infected by spyware. 34 serious threats have been found while scanning your files and registry. It...


Restart the computer, when you see the Emachine logo, tap F8
go to safe mode
Once in safe mode, go to start, all programs, accessories, system tools system restore
restore to 1 week previous that you downloaded the malware. The software that you are getting hit with is a virus itself called "Hijack Ware"- it basically holds your system hostage.

Now after that is done, go to a site like Avast! or AVG and install an antivirus (Both of those are free and reputable. I prefer Avast!)

Don't click and don't believe crud like those popups ever again.

Dec 15, 2010 | E-Machines T3256 PC Desktop

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I am trying to get to an anti spyware website to download the spy ware to check my computer i can not get to the site although my main computer i can get to it, so i know it is up and working.


You likely have spyware which is blocking your ability to connect to a site that will help you remove it. A lot of todays Spyware and Malware is programmed to identify and block your attempts to remove it. Try downloading Microsoft's Security Essentials (free) or other free Spyware Removal program onto your main computer and saving it to a CDROM, Flash Drive or other media you can use to install and run the application on your infected PC. DO NOT DO A SYSTEM RESTORE. If the malware is blocking your ability to remove it, A system restore will likely not have any effect. Once you have been able to execute a removal software on your computer and have eliminated the threats, then only do a system restore if you have a restore point that you are certain is prior to when the infection occured.

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Apr 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to stop Security screens from popping up on my desktop


You have the Conflicker virus,
You will need to update your virus software and scan for virus.
If you don't have virus protection try AVG free, it should clean it up. you may also want to run Malwarebytes software.
http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Let me know if I can assist further.
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Apr 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Antivirus xp 2008


in order to uninstall the anti virus from your system you need to visit the vendors site of your anti virus and download uninstaller and run the same. You can also visit download.com or gur.in to get uninstaller tools

Jul 21, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My computer is highly infected with viruses. I ordered Advanced Registry Optimizer, Systweak's System Optimizer. I can't down load any of these. Right now, I'm getting so many pop ups that it is hard for...


you should have ordered McAfee for that... It's protects you from everything... If not backup your files or write them on a CD/DVD. Then reinstall your computer and you'll have a clean computer then install all softwares that you need and your anti-virus, anti-popups and firewalls.

goodluck.

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