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    wegnfree Guest

    Default Popups causing search

    I had a porn popup appear. I clicked the close button to get rid of it. Later that day, a search for "barely legal" through my Excite homepage appeared, with a listing of several legal advice sites and several porn sites. Is it possible that the popup had a virus attached that generated a porn search? Thank you.

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    naivemelody Guest

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    These types of popups are a sign of some form of malware on your pc...<hr>Run all of your current anti-spyware software, anti-virus, etc. See if that works.Next time you post in this forum for anything &gt;
    please list your Operating System, Zonealarm product name, and it's version number, include other security software - it helps us to know
    that.
    If you continue to have popups...
    <hr>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 all) of these free anti-spyware scanners and remove whatever spyware and adware it finds.
    <div align="center">Ad-aware Personal Edition


    AVG Anti-Spyware


    Windows Defender


    {Spybot Search &amp; Destroy=
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
    }








    SUPERAntiSpyware<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
    ScanOnline
    </a>


    Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool



    ewido online scan Command on Demand



    Panda ActiveScan


    Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for the Web eTrust AntiVirus Web Scanner




    Trend Micro HouseCall(ActiveX)
    McAfee FreeScan



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

    Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool


    Dr.Web CureIt!




    AVG vcleaner



    Panda PQRemove


    McAfee AVERT Stinger Sophos SAV32CLI
    <div align="center">


    2.
    <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
    Spybot S&amp;D


    Aumha



    SpywareBeware


    Bleeping Computer



    Spyware Warrior
    CastleCops


    Tech Support Guy


    Cexx.org<p align="center">TomCoyote
    <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.


    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.<hr>See &gt;
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_...are.htm#online
    .<hr>In addition, if you 'sometimes' find yourself in the &quot;adult entertainment&quot; parts of the web - please consider using the 'free'
    ZoneAlarm ForceField betasoftware. See/ click here &gt; http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...p;message.id=1
    . = This type of software would be excellent against those 'pictures of smiling faces' with a &quot;hidden/ stealthful&quot; agenda - to add malware/ adware/ popups, etc. to your pc.<hr>:0NaiveMelody NYC 1-15-08 - Back Stabbers - The O'Jays<div align="center">
    <div align="center">XP Home Edition SP 2<div align="center">ZoneAlarm Anti-spyware version:7.0.462.000
    TrueVector version:7.0.462.000
    Driver version:7.0.462.000
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.189.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200801.3155

    Message Edited by NaiveMelody on 01-15-2008 08:44 PM

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