Thread: Please help (Spyware).
April 30th, 2004, 02:05 PM #1
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Please help (Spyware).
Ever since I downloaded trustyFiles (like Kazaa) onto my computer I have been getting random pop-ups on my computer. I have the google ad-blocker so I should not be getting pop-ups like this. RAndom programs such as purity scan also installed onto my computer without my consent. So i tried running Ad-aware and tried uninstalling all of the random programs but im still getting pop-ups....I even uninistalled trustyfiles and im still getting pop-ups. Its driving me crazy because I can tell that my computer has also lagged a bit ever since. Can you please help? Anybody.....I dont know what to do. Thank you.
April 30th, 2004, 02:15 PM #2
make sure you run Spybot and Adaware...
before you scan, make sure you update the reference files of both.
April 30th, 2004, 02:16 PM #3
try spybot s&d and make sure spybot & adaware are both completley updated
if that dosent work you need to ask yourself is it really worth wasting all this time on this stuff or would it just be easier to back up the files you need and format itHey who turned sigs on?
April 30th, 2004, 02:17 PM #4
April 30th, 2004, 02:28 PM #5
You should try Kazaalite. No popupsLifes too short to drink cheap beer
April 30th, 2004, 02:48 PM #6
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April 30th, 2004, 05:21 PM #10
definitely first run spybot search&destroy
also, look through your add/remove programs and program files folder, some spyware programs arent that bad and let you uninstall them, while some you can just delete their folder.Athlon 64 x2 3800+/2gb/asrock 939dual-sata2/gf6200/audigy2 zs plat/sonata + Asus V6J + Lenovo Ideapad U330
May 1st, 2004, 03:23 AM #11
There is a new type of spam out that uses Windows Messanger to relay advertisements without the consent of the system owner. These can pop up at anytime, it does not matter what popup blocker you are using, since these are "technically" not popups.
1. Go to Start and open "Run"
2. Type in gpedit.msc and click OK
3. Click on "User Configuration"
4. Open "Administrative Templates"
5. Open "Windows Components"
6. Then open "Windows Messanger"
- From here you will see two options, double click on the one with the label "Do not allow Windows Messanger to be run"
You'll see a gray panel open up with three options, click the "Enabled" option and click OK. Then close gpedit.msc. This will prevent Windows Messanger from running anymore, and should prevent your popups if they are the ones I think they are.
Last edited by Phantom Noodler; May 1st, 2004 at 03:29 AM.- The Phantom Noodler
May 7th, 2004, 11:38 PM #12
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May 10th, 2004, 01:04 AM #13
I followed the procedure that Phantom Noodler posted for disabeling Windows Messenger. When I was finished, I noticed that Outlook Express took a really long time to load and then access my email. I really don't have popup problems because I use a popup blocker, but Phantom Noodler's procedure intrigued me. Anyway, since I really don't have popup problems, I put my Windows Messenger program back to what it was before (not configured). Outlook Express went back to its speedy self.
May 10th, 2004, 01:11 AM #14
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