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CID pop up ads

How do I get rid of annoying CID pop up ads that take over my internet explorer? I have tried various spyware scans and uninstalling messenger and re-installing that. There is no record of it in the add and remove programmes. What can I do to get rid of them?

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Re: CID pop up ads

Just go to
-Control panel
-Add/Remove programs

Then remove "CID".

I had this same problem and that cured it completely.

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Re: CID pop up ads

Go to this site and run the program, it's made by the parent company of CID. After running, restart your pc, once rebooted, run the program again just to be safe.

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Computer pop ups?

Not the most descriptive problem.

So lets guess, me thinks when you are using a internet browser program to access web sites like Then at random times additional browser windows pop up trying to sell something etc.

Most likely your PC is infected. Stop using Internet Explorer (IE) and use Chrome/Firefox. Then with in your new browser add the extension/plugin Ad Block or Ad Block Plus both are free.

Then head on over to and download ccleaner and marlwarebytes. Install one at a time, malwarebytes first. Have it update and then select full scan/ Come back in a few hours and check all the little boxes it found problems on.

May 12, 2014 | PC Desktops

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You can remove it:

Start Taskmanager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del
From Prosesse tab, select PAV.EXE and click End Prosess.

Next find and delete following files:
Uninstall Personal Antivirus.lnk

After that I you are familiar with Registy Editor, find and delete
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Personal Antivirus

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Apr 23, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Registry Problems, RootKits

What antispyware do You use?

These are really the best ones:-

Spybot Search and Destroy (Free) -

MalwareBytes (Free but also paid version) -

I did a quick Google on Peoplepal Toolbar and i get this from a spyware warnings site:-

"PeoplePal Toolbar is not a virus or a Trojan. PeoplePal Toolbar is an adware application and may generate extra pop-up ads while using Internet Explorer. This kind of application generally comes bundled with another program, which usually discloses the fact that it is ad-supported."

Just looks like it generates popups - Have a look in Add/Remove programs to see if theres a listing to uninstall it. also , just go to C:/Program Files and find the folder and delete - No coming back for it then!!

My proper solution however , is get a decent security suite program as the one you have is clearly not doing much. Quick analysis below

Norton Internet Security - Slows down system , uses lots of resources

Bitdefender Internet Security - Lightweight , uses hardly any resources , cheap to buy each year , can use 1 subscription on 3 pcs

Kaspersky - Very good protection , one of the best but is quite expensive

Eset Smart Security (formerly Nod32) - My personal recommendation , subscription prices arent bad , it self updates etc , i personally use it and have NEVER had a virus. Bundle this with Spybot search and destroy (which is free) and your computer is unstoppable!! - Well maybe not , but those two are what i use and my system has never had a virus. Sure theres been the odd spyware but spybot always gets rid of it

Jan 04, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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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 or to get uninstaller tools

Jul 21, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Cid keeps popping up under windows explorer

Is it a sponsoring cid ?Try this

You can remove the sponsor via control panel...add and remove programs. Go to "Messenger plus! Live" and click remove and you will be given the option to remove the sponsor (CiD).

Jul 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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When surfing, this ANtivirus 2009 alert came on and can't get rid of it. I've also gotten a green screen pop up informing me I have a SPYWARE.MONTER. What can I do? ...

Hey tjchan92,

Unless you personally installed the "AntiVirus2009" program or this other application, what you may be encountering are either misleading plug-in applications or your computer may currently have spyware installed. Generally, one of the best ways to determine what these programs are is to run a system scan using the full version of an anti-virus/spyware program such as Norton AntiVirus or McAfee VirusScan. Should you choose to do so, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the latest virus and spyware definitions available since new threats surface all the time.

Please keep in mind that I only mention Norton & McAfee as examples. These are by no means the only anti-virus/spyware programs available, and are simply among the most easily-recognizable brands available through many major retailers.

Alternatively, you may be able to minimize how often these windows appear by adjusting your internet settings. Doing so will typically block pop-up windows and banner ads from websites you visit, and can often be done by changing your Internet Explorer privacy setting to "Medium-High" or "High” through the “Tools” menu.

Hope this helps you out.

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Jul 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Possible Virus

Spyware cause the same effect as general browser pop-ups but they are usually powered by Browser Helper Objects, ActiveX controls which attaches to Internet Explorer and contacts their servers without your knowledge. This not only means waste of internet bandwidth, but your private information may also be sent to someone. You need to treat any outgoing connection without your permission, as a security threat.
Along with your anti-virus software, you need to anti-spyware tools such as Ad-AwareSpybot Search & DestroySpyware Blaster at a bare minimum. You must update the pattern files before scanning just like what you do for your anti-virus software.

  • Use HOSTS file to block unwanted ad servers and sites that are known to spread malware
  • Increase your browser security settings. Visit the following link to learn how to protect the system from parasites.
Dealing with Unwanted Spyware, Parasites, Toolbars and Search Engines
(Site packed with full of security tips, advice to prevent parasites being installed)
  • Use an application-based firewall, such as Zone Alarm, Sygate etc. They alert you whenever an outgoing traffic by a new application is detected. By doing this, you are preventing dialers, Trojans accessing the internet. Give equal importance to the configuration of the firewall. Assume your firewall as the gatekeeper, and only allow programs that you want, to access the internet. You may then test the effectiveness of the Firewall (for inbound protection) using any of these websites. They scan your system for open ports and vulnerabilities and advice you what action to take.

Jun 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I can't remove sweetim toolbar

Yes. It's spyware, so if you had decent anti-malware protection, you wouldn't've been able to install it in the first place, but that's another story.

Please download a programme called Revo Uninstaller from:--

Then use the "Advanced" uninstall mode. Follow the instructions and this wretched toolbar and all its hidden components will disappear.

Jun 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Goto and use their free HouseCall scanner... it might take 30min-2hrs to scan but it will locate and tell you how to resolve the spyware problems your having.

If you leave me your E-mail I will send you the newest version of lavasofts ad-aware and Hijackthis

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