Any IE6 gurus? Popup problems

Discussion in 'General' started by oldguy, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. oldguy

    oldguy NC novice old dude

    I have 3 persistant popups that come up on one of my laptops that I can't get rid of. I'm sure it's spyware, but I have:
    Spysweeper ..... up to date and purchased copy
    Spyware Dr ......... up to date and purchased copy
    Adaware SE (a spyware program trashed my purchased copy and would NOT let me update my definitions, so I uninstalled it and put the free version on)
    None of these finds anything in a scan and up-to-date viruscan doesn't find anything either.
    I have all the security set up (XP Pro, SP2) for blocking and even have these pages listed as blocked. So now I get the popup, but it says server not found in the popup.
    Popups I do want, I can't get to without using the CTRL key, but these pain in the ass ones still keep coming up.
    I get an adserver one, a high school reunion one, and a casalemedia one. I even get them from my home page site which does not subscribe to ANY popup bullshit.
    I don't have these on my other laptop, so I know its computer specific.
    TIA
     
  2. Paige

    Paige BBS FF Champ

    Get the Google popup blocker...it blocks everything!!!
     
  3. oldguy

    oldguy NC novice old dude

    Thanks Paige. At this point I'll try anything LOL
     
  4. lizard84

    lizard84 My “fuck it” list is lengthy

    I tried the Google blocker, helps but I had better luck with the Yahoo version.

    Or better yet, download Mozilla Firefox and use it instead of IE

    Bob
     
  5. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

  6. Robert

    Robert Flies all green 'n buzzin

    This is a good forum to ask more detailed questions.

    http://www.computing.net/security/wwwboard/wwwboard.html

    Macintosh's cost more. And you have to spend hours fiddling with Linux.

    But I'd like to know the (true) "average cost of ownership" of a Windows computer, once you factor in all the infections and spy crap.
     
  7. Eddie845

    Eddie845 E-LO FRM THE BLOCK


    I second this. Get firefox
     
  8. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    The crap that's polluting my pc (see link above) has vanquished even Mozilla's browser.
     
  9. panthercity

    panthercity Thread Killa

    +3 Firefox
     
  10. mad brad

    mad brad Guest

    stay away from the porn.

    freaks. :D
     
  11. Lawn Dart

    Lawn Dart Difficult. With a big D.

    Ron Jeremy telling everyone to stay away from porn. :rolleyes: :D

    That's like Cheech & Chong being part of the "this is your brain on drugs" campaign.
     
  12. panthercity

    panthercity Thread Killa

    "This is your brain." (pointing at Cheech)

    "This is your brain on Drugs." (pointing at Chong)

    "This is your career going down the tubes." (pointing at Don Johnson...)
     
  13. Schitzo42

    Schitzo42 dweeb

    If you have switch to Firefox from M$IE and are still getting the popups it is not because of the browser, but because something has been installed on your machine (usually because of using MSIE). If the spyware software isn't finding it to get rid of it you'll have to dig through and see what processes are running on the machine that don't look like they should be there adn get rid of it. Most of the time you can find them sitting in the system startup services and just get rid of them from there.

    -Steve
     
  14. ccsracer114

    ccsracer114 Member

    Run SpyBot... (just do a google search for SpyBot) then delete all the stuff it finds.

    Most likely some spyware has added a line to your Windows registry, so no matter how many times the item is deleted, the registry re-installs it when you reboot.

    FWIW, I use 1 firewall, 2 different spyware products (spybot and ad-aware) as well as an anti-virus... I also trash my temporary files regularly with Puffer (it overwrites files with a DOD protocol) so they're really gone.

    My only problem is occasional shotgun spam.
     
  15. oldguy

    oldguy NC novice old dude

    Cool stuff. I installed Firefox and Bingo no more popups. I'll pull IE up and try the other stuff. I keep looking at running processes but there's about 35 of them and I don't know which ones to get rid of. I may look at the other laptop and compare.
    Thanks, Papa, there's a lot of stuff to digest in the other thread.
     

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