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    carrielorin Guest

    Default popups

    There is this pop up that keeps coming up on my comp. It is "adssite". Sometimes it's real estate, but usually it's half naked women. I can't get rid of it!! I have run the anti-virus/spyware on my zonealarm and it doesn't catch it~
    I have tried to go online to download other spyware programs, like "superanitspyware", and it says "blocked"
    My mom told me that zonealarm was the best she'd tried, but to be honest, I don't like it at all!!
    Please help!!

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    naivemelody Guest

    Default Re: popups/ adssite -malware

    First the simple:1 - Look under IE's "Tools" tab and go to the option that says "Toolbars" > see if there is " toolbar" ?? - if there is > Remove the check mark from in front of the toolbar. (You may have to restart IE).2 - Go to Windows "Add/Remove Programs" feature" - see if there is program for it, then un-install/ delete. (anything that sounds like 'adssite' )
    <hr>The Works:If your PC is already infested with spyware and adware, resist the temptation to succumb to impulse buys of anti-spyware products that you see on the Net, esp. those included in the &quot;rogue/suspect&quot; list on this page or advertised on Google. Instead, you can get help online from a corps of savvy volunteers who specialize in busting spyware.

    To get help with a spyware infestation:<div align="center">1. Clean your PC as best you can

    <p align="center">Download and run one (or some) of these free anti-spyware scanners and remove whatever spyware and adware it finds.
    <div align="center">Ad-aware Personal Edition

    AVG Anti-Spyware<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Windows Defender<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a><a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>SUPERAntiSpyware<div align="center">Click here for more options &gt;<p align="center">You should also scan and clean your computer with whatever anti-virus program you happen to have installed on your computer. If you don't have an anti-virus program, you can scan your computer with one of these online anti-virus scanners:<div align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.**bleep**.com/scan/license.php">Bit* De*Fend*er
    </a><a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>ewido online scanCommand on Demand<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Panda ActiveScan<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for the WebeTrust AntiVirus Web Scanner<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Trend Micro HouseCall<a target="_blank" href="">(ActiveX)
    </a>McAfee FreeScan<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Trend Micro HouseCall<a target="_blank" href="">(Java)
    </a><p align="center">... or download and run one of these free standalone virusremoval tools:<div align="center">A*v*a*s*t! Virus Cleaner<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Dr.Web CureIt!<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>AVG vcleaner<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Panda PQRemove<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>McAfee AVERT StingerSophos SAV32CLI<a target="_blank" href="">
    </a><div align="center">

    <p align="center">Visit a spyware removal forum &lt;&lt;&lt;<div align="center">

    <p align="center">Once you've cleaned your PC as best you can, visit one of the following spyware removal forums:<div align="center">SpywareInfo<a target="_blank" href="">
    </a>Spybot S&amp;D<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Aumha<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>SpywareBeware<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Bleeping Computer<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Spyware Warrior<a target="_blank" href="">
    </a>CastleCops<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a>Tech Support Guy<a target="_blank" href="">

    </a><p align="center">TomCoyote<a target="_blank" href="">
    </a><div align="center"><hr><div align="center">Follow the instructions for posting a HijackThis! log<div align="center">Most of the above forums will request that you post a HijackThis! log. HijackThis! (HJT) is a free program that will scan key system settings on your PC and generate a plain text log that you can copy and paste into a post. The volunteers at the above forums will examine that HJT log and recommend a course of action to fix your PC. HijackThis! can be downloaded from HERE<a target="_blank" href="">.
    </a><p align="center">Each forum has its own set of instructions and procedures for requesting help and posting a HJT log, so abide by the requirements of the forum you're visiting. Also, do not attempt to use HJT on your own to fix problems. Let one of the expert volunteers examine your HJT log and advise you on what to fix.<div align="center"><hr><div align="center">When you tried to download 'SuperAntispyware' program - it may have been blocked due to either: IE blocking the 'active X' - was there an Microsoft alert? - yelow bar on top? -&gt; should have been
    allowed, in order to download SuperAntispyware program. // or ZA's Privacy Protection - blocking the install; just prior to downloading you can simply try &quot;temporarily&quot; shutting off the Privacy Protection - on the main tab on the left - this is the easiest method for now but not the recommended way to deal with 'blocks/access.' -<div align="center"><hr><div align="center">The FIRST thing to do is DISABLE System Restore.
    If enabled, this allows malware to hide in the computer and re-install itself. To disable it, RIGHT-click on &quot;My Computer.&quot; Select &quot;Properties&quot; then under the 'System Restore' tab, check 'Turn off system restore' IF not already checked.<hr><div align="center">[ If you're PC is squeaky clean, re-enable system restore because it IS good to have but we needed to shut it off to wipe out the malware.
    Just RIGHT-click on &quot;My Computer.&quot; Select &quot;Properties&quot; then under the 'System Restore' tab, UN-check &quot;Turn off system restore.&quot; ]<hr>
    The next most helpful things that would help you are to use ONLINE scanners from websites to remove any malware on your PC.<div align="center">
    <div align="center">FYI: ALL these scans require you to agree to a EULA and install an activex control which is needed to perform the scan, so agree to them all.)<div align="center">
    <div align="center"><div align="center"> (A-squared scanner)<div align="center">
    <div align="center"> (ewido)<div align="center">
    <div align="center"> (Spyware scan)<div align="center">
    <div align="center"> (Virus scan)<div align="center">
    <div align="center"> (Panda Antivirus)<div align="center">
    <div align="center"> (TrendMicro)<div align="center">
    <div align="center"> (Nod32)<div align="center">
    <div align="center"> (F-secure)<div align="center"><hr>You want to try this service where they will scan
    with more than a dozen
    different anti-virus/malware scanners on your file. See/ click here &gt;

    - VirusTotal<hr><div align="center">See/ click here &gt;<div align="center">You may want to consider getting something like Webroot SpySweeper - it will cost and offers better protection than most of the &quot;free&quot; anti-spyware that has been discussed. It is important to get &quot;only the plain anti-spyware version - not the one integrated with anti-virus, nor get the free firewall - of course.&quot;<div align="center"><hr>PS: next time you post here in this forum - please do not post your email address, ok. And your software version should be posted - this is your ZA Suite's version number - &gt; right click your ZA tray icon &gt; click &quot;About...&quot; &gt; click &quot;Copy to clipboard&quot; button &gt; ok &gt; then you right click on your message post &gt; &quot;paste&quot; from the dialogue that appears &gt; ZoneAlarm Anti-spyware version:7.0.462.000
    TrueVector version:7.0.462.000
    Driver version:7.0.462.000
    Anti-spyware engine version:
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200802.3345<hr>:8}NaiveMelody NYC 2-20-08 - Hold The Line - Toto

    Message Edited by NaiveMelody on 03-01-2008 09:35 PM

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