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Porn pop ups?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by redone, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. redone

    redone Thread Starter

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    A friend of mine is having problems with her P.C ...... she keeps getting porn pop up's.
    From what she says they start to come on to her p.c as soon as she turns the P.C on,she said she can get up to 50 in one go!! as she has a little daughter she really wants to get rid of this ASAP.

    I have told her to use CWShadder but she said that didn't help .... so anyone got any ideas for her??

    Thanks
    Red
     
  2. raybro

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    Have her download and run both Spybot and AdAware. To do so follow these steps:

    Download Spybot S&D. Install Spybot, open it and click the Search for Updates button. When updates are found, put a check mark next to all and click the Download Updates button. Now click the Search & Destroy icon in the left pane, then the Check for problems button at the bottom of the window. When the scan completes, check all the items in RED, then click the Fix Selected Problems button.

    Reboot your computer

    Next, download AdAware. Install the program and launch it.

    First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.

    Make sure the following settings are made and on -------ON=GREEN

    From main window :Click Start then Activate in-depth scan (recommended)

    Click Use custom scanning options then click Customize and have these options selected: Under Drives and Folders put a check by Scan within archives and below that under Memory and Registry put a check by all the options there.

    Now click on the Tweak button in that same window. Under Scanning Engine select Unload recognized processes during scanning and under Cleaning Engine select Let windows remove files in use at next reboot

    Click Proceed to save your settings.

    Now to scan just click the Next button.

    When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose Select All from the drop down menu and click Next)

    Reboot your computer.

    If this does not fix the problem, your friend needs to register in this forum and post a HiJackThis log so we can see what's going on. Best to start a new thread when doing so.

    Have her follow these steps after she is registered:

    First, create a folder in C:\Program Files and label it HiJackThis. This is where you will download the executable file. This is also the folder where your HJT backups will be stored. Click Here to download the file.

    Close all windows, including this and any other browser windows. Launch HJT and click the Scan button. When the scan is finished, the Scan button will have changed to Save Log. Click that and save the log to your HJT folder. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING YET. Most of the listed items are harmless or even essential. Wait for recommendations from someone trained in HJT log file interpretation.

    In the saved log file window... In the toolbar at the top of the window under Edit, select Select All. Copy (Ctrl+C) the text and paste (Ctrl+V) it into a reply in this thread.

    Regards - Ray
     
  3. philip1519

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    Red, read the stickies at the top of this forum(security). Running Adaware and Spybot are a must. It's as easy as clicking on the links provided in each sticky to download each programs and if you read each one carefully(take notes!) you will be on your way. I believe you will be running HijackThis before it's all over. Good luck, Phil
     
  4. philip1519

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    guess i got in late. read the stickies though. they are a great help
     
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