OT: Pop-ups all the time. Why?

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I think I have downloaded something that is causing constant pop-ups
no matter which browser I use. I have everything set to not allow
pop-ups, yet they still appear. I've run Adaware, Spybot, AntiVir
Guard, and Ewido, and they all found stuff which I deleted. However,
the pop-ups are still happening.

What else can I do to find out what is causing this? Btw, really, OT
question: is there any programs that will tell is a keylogger is on
your computer?

Thanks in advance for your much-needed help.

Mark Ferrante

Re: OT: Pop-ups all the time. Why?

On Sat, 08 Jul 2006 18:40:31 -0400, FERRANTE

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Spy Sweeper.

www.webroot.com


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When this happened to me it was the Vundo, and I had to
download a special Vundo remover.  If you google this group
to around April of this year you will find my post on the
subject.  The fix worked.

Steve

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|
| When this happened to me it was the Vundo, and I had to
| download a special Vundo remover.  If you google this group
| to around April of this year you will find my post on the
| subject.  The fix worked.
|
| Steve

He indicated "...no matter which browser I use...".
The Vundo Trojan uses an IE BHO therefore I doubt it is the Vundo Trojan.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: OT: Pop-ups all the time. Why?

On Sun, 9 Jul 2006 00:14:26 +0000 (UTC), spope33@speedymail.org (Steve
Pope) wrote:

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Steve,
  I failed to mention that I use both IE (seldom) but my default is
Flashpeak's Slimbrowser, which I have been told uses IE's engine.
  So I downloaded the Vundo tool, ran it, and it said it found
nothing. Yet the pop-ups are still occurring. This has only happened
for the last couple of weeks.
  Any other suggestions?

Mark

Re: OT: Pop-ups all the time. Why?


| I think I have downloaded something that is causing constant pop-ups
| no matter which browser I use. I have everything set to not allow
| pop-ups, yet they still appear. I've run Adaware, Spybot, AntiVir
| Guard, and Ewido, and they all found stuff which I deleted. However,
| the pop-ups are still happening.
|
| What else can I do to find out what is causing this? Btw, really, OT
| question: is there any programs that will tell is a keylogger is on
| your computer?
|
| Thanks in advance for your much-needed help.
|
| Mark Ferrante



If you are using any version of Sun Java that is prior to JRE Version 5.0,
then you are strongly urged to remove any/all versions that are prior to JRE/JSE
Version 5.0.  There are vulnerabilities in them and they are actively being
exploited.
It is possible that is how you got infected with malware.

Therefore, it is highly suggested that if there are any prior versions of Sun
Java
to Version 5 on the PC that they be removed and Sun Java JRE/JSE Version 5.0
Update 7
be installed ASAP.

Simple check, look under...
C:\Program Files\Java

The only folder under that folder should be the latest version...

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07


http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp



For non-viral malware...

Please download, install and update the following software...

* Ad-aware SE v1.06
  http://www.lavasoft.de /
  http://www.lavasoftusa.com /
  http://www.lavasoft.de/ms/index.htm

* SpyBot Search and Destroy v1.4
  http://security.kolla.de /
  http://www.safer-networking.org/microsoft.en.html

* SuperAntiSpyware
  http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

After the software is updated, I suggest scanning the system in Safe Mode.

I also suggest downloading, installing and updating BHODemon for any Browser
Helper Objects
that may be on the PC.

* BHODemon

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=3550&file=11&evp=245a87539eea8ed6904332b4b8b8442d

For viral malware...

* Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
  http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go
through your
FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal
Mode.
This way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor's web site.
The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Kaspersky, Exit this menu and Reboot the
PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you
can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded
the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode
[F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run
in Safe
Mode.  It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive
PDF help
file.  http://www.ik-cs.com/multi-av.htm

Additional Instructions:
http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm


* * *   Please report back your results  * * *


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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then you are strongly urged to remove any/all versions that are prior to JRE/JSE
Version 5.0.  [..]

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For which systems is this the place to look?  There is
no such directory on the computers I'm using (one Windows XP Pro,
one XP Home).

Thanks,

Steve

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| then you are strongly urged to remove any/all versions that are prior to
JRE/JSE
| Version 5.0.  [..]
|
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|
| For which systems is this the place to look?  There is
| no such directory on the computers I'm using (one Windows XP Pro,
| one XP Home).
|
| Thanks,
|
| Steve

Steve:

Then you do NOT have Sun Java installed but are most likely using Microsoft's
OEM version of
Sun Java or none at all.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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