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  1. Lori 1

    Lori 1 Thread Starter

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    Is there a program I can download, to get rid of all of these Ad's I get when a lot of programs open? It gets very frustrating when they pop up one after another. Any help would be appreciated.
    Lori
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    First

    download AdAware 6 181
    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".

    Then ........

    Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
    From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"

    then......

    click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within archives" ,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for banned URL" and "Scan my host-files"

    then.........

    go to settings(the gear on top of AdAware)>Tweak>Scanning engine and tick "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then........"Cleaning engine" and tick "Automaticly try to unregister objects prior to deletion" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot"

    then...... click "proceed" to save your settings.

    Now to scan it´s just to click the "Scan" button.

    When scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it.

    then
    Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de

    After installing, first press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.
    Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds that is marked in RED.


    go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    On the off chance you were referring to pop-up ads that appear when you open websites (as opposed to programs) there is a good free utility from Panicware, the Pop-Up Stopper free edition.

    Simply type Panicware Pop-up into Google and you will quickly find a download site.
     
  4. Lori 1

    Lori 1 Thread Starter

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    kiwiguy, yes this is what I am refering to. I tried to print the other post off and my darn printer wont work right, it's been a real pain. putting out blank papers and papers that have hearts starts etc on them.Thank you. if ya got any ideas on my printer please let me know also. Thanks again, Lori
    PS: sorry I didnt define that right. and also Thanks Derek
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    buying or using a pop up stopper will not prevent most of the pop ups if they are being generated by programmes on your computer,

    the way to get rid of them is as described above use a proper tool to get rid of the scumware programs that are causing the pop ups.

    It's a bit like calling the police when you are being burgled and telling the police officer don't bother to arrest the burglars, I will get my other security firm to follow them around the house and when they steal something make them put it back.

    It's much better to prevent the cause rather than treat the symptoms
     
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    The Google Toolbar also has a popup stopper built into it. It works pretty good.
    google.toolbar.com
     
  7. TP109

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    In addition to spyware cleaner programs such as Ad-aware and Spybot S&D, you can prevent spyware from ever reaching your computer by using SpywareBlaster. Also you could also use a browser that has a built-in popup blocker such as MyIE2, Avant, Mozilla, or Opera. MyIE2 and Avant use the IE6 engine while Mozilla and Opera are independently developed. I have no problems whatsoever with popups using these browsers and regularly running Ad-aware, SpyBot S&D, and SpywareBlaster.
     
  8. winchester73

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    First, clean your machine with something like Ad-Aware. Once you are cleaned up, visit http://www.wilderssecurity.net/index.html and download the following:

    SpywareBlaster v2.6.1
    SpywareGuard v2.2

    These will prevent Active-X drive-by installations, as well as provide real-time browser hijacking protection.

    Lastly, consider installing IE-SPYAD, a registry file that adds a long list of known crapware to the Restricted Sites of your Internet Explorer: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm
     
  9. Lori 1

    Lori 1 Thread Starter

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    I have downloaded these programs and ran them and my computer has been running great. Thanks for all your help. and a special thanks to Winchester73 for all his help and paitents.
     
  10. kiwiguy

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    Your printer problems sound like the driver is corrupt, or failing to correctly load. Uninstall the printer software and re-install it.
     
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    I have done that a few times, and it seems that, as long as I have my scanner, printer on and full of paper I don't have any problems. I think it has a mind of it's own,lol.
    Lori
     
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    Kiwiguy, speaking of my printer, I have a question. How come driver etc can get corrupt? I have often wandered about that, cause I have had to delete all my cookies manytimes. And have had to reinstall drivers,many time. Just curious.
    Lori
     
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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 9:45:00 AM, on 10/5/2003
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    C:\Program Files\iISystem Wiper\SystemWiper.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP\PowerToys\mpxptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Adam\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PowerS] C:\WINDOWS\PowerS.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-aware] "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-aware.exe" +c
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechGalleryRepair] C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\ISStart.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechImageStudioTray] C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HekkoVirtualCD] :C:\Program Files\Circle\VirtualCD\HvcdUI.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [iIWiper] C:\Program Files\iISystem Wiper\SystemWiper.exe m
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] :C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - Startup: MPXPTray.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP\PowerToys\mpxptray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Help (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: ComcastHSI (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: Support (HKCU)
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.comcast.net
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37873.8072800926
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  14. winchester73

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    Lori 1:

    Got your PMs ... glad things are sorted out. Come back whenever you need some help or have a question. Someone is always here on the boards.
     
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