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Popups Cid: Popups are suddenly appearing on my computer. (most of these are for casino sites) How do I get rid of this?

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Re: Popups

Good afternoon!
Sounds like you picked up a trogan from some site that you visited.
I would suggest that you download "AdAware" and run that. It's free and does an excellent job. Here is a link:

After you download it, go ahead and install it on you system. After installing it, power down your laptop, and bring it up again in Safe mode. Then go ahead and run the program. It may take 1/2 hour to 45 mins, or so.

The reason for bringing it up in safe mode is that this will allow AdAware to check out any hidden partitions. Some of the malware is built in a way that allows them to hide there so that they will not be found by a normal malware program.

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Thank you, and have a super day!

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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    How do I fix my VAIO with virus.

    You most likely have inadvertantly installed some malware from some download site., nasty toolbar or browser extension. you need to find the program ,extension or toolbar and uninstall it from your computer. conduit is a particular nasty malware thet I have seen on nearly every computer I have fixed for somebody that was using up 100% of its processor. Advertisers get paid for every click you make on their web sites so what they do is take control of your browser and use up all of your prosessing power to repeatedly click on their ads. Ruining your day because you can\'t get anywhere on your computer and scamming the real advertisers.

    I have used "perfect uninstaller" to remove the nasty programs. you can download a free trial at . dont use softronic or any of the other hacked download sites like bittorrent.

    oovoo, music downloads, free movies, porn sites, and anyprogram with the word ad in it should be removed from your computer. I usually start by opening up internet explorer with no addons in safe mode. then remove chrome,firefox or any other browser left, then i uninstall adobe and java. and any other nasty programs while not conneted to the internet. then reinstall java , adobe only from the developer web site. getting rid of all the trash is going to take several hours. or you can do a factory restore which will take just as long.

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    The computer is having constant pops up and with the highspeed internet it runs slow. already it has an antivirus agent.l can't figure out what the problem is.

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    e) The speed issue can be many things, virus to adware not being one of them (could be hardware/software problems)

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    C: - Mozilla firefox
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