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Any help as to how to how to get rid of this is appreciated.

BTW, yes I'm logged in so don't ask :)

1 posted on 07/07/2007 1:08:20 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70

Go to www.download.com and get (both free) Spybot Search & Destroy and AdAware SE. Once downloaded and installed, do “check for updates” in each package, and then run them. Whatever they find.......let ‘em delete them.

Ping me if you have any questions whatsoever on how to set them up, etc.


2 posted on 07/07/2007 1:11:15 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: MotleyGirl70

Spyware attack...run Spybot S&D and Ad-aware...if you don’t have them, get them.


4 posted on 07/07/2007 1:12:26 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Also...

Once you get clean - STAY clean.

Get Mozilla Firefox if you don’t already have it.

Don’t allow cookies - unless you know the website.


6 posted on 07/07/2007 1:14:20 PM PDT by agent_delta (I AM ANYBODY)
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To: MotleyGirl70

also download SpyWare Blaster. it stops that junk from even getting on your puter. :) (be sure and update often!)

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html


8 posted on 07/07/2007 1:16:44 PM PDT by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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Get root !

9 posted on 07/07/2007 1:18:19 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: MotleyGirl70

You’ve got some adware on your machine.


10 posted on 07/07/2007 1:23:14 PM PDT by Darksheare (The Windows Error dialog box. Windows' way of saying, "Look at ME!")
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To: MotleyGirl70
LOL Also download HijackThis and follow the help guide. I've been swatting at the same adware fly for the last two days.


11 posted on 07/07/2007 1:26:10 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Fred in '08. Deal with it.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Good advice so far- also, if it’s not already, get your machine behind a hardware firewall.

How? Set up a home network— the router will block an amazing amount of this junk.

Just to be sure you have gotten everything? Run one or two of these online scanners:

http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/#

http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm


14 posted on 07/07/2007 1:43:13 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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bump for later


17 posted on 07/07/2007 2:04:49 PM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Go to Lavasoft.com and download the free version of Ad-aware. Run the program and it will clean out your disk of spyware. If that doesn’t cure the problem, ping me back.


18 posted on 07/07/2007 2:08:10 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The Republican party of today is the Whig party of the 1850's.)
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Install THIS, and say goodbye to those problems forever...

19 posted on 07/07/2007 2:12:49 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: MotleyGirl70
I realize I'm a bit late to this thread, but here's my list of free security-related software.

I haven't tested Comodo BOClean & SUPERAntispyware yet, but I've read good comments about both, at various tech-related forums.

Dr. Web CureIT and McAfee Stinger do not require installation, so could be burned to CD on a second (clean) machine for use, if necessary/possible.

PC security-related links.   All software listed is freeware or open source.

Last Update: 06/20/2007
Anti-Virus:

AntiVir® Personal Edition
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP

Avast Home Edition
Windows 95/98/ME, 2000/XP

AVG Anti-Virus
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP

BitDefender Free Edition
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP
On-demand anti-virus program.

ClamWin
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP
On-demand virus scanner. Detects, doesn't clean.

Dr. Web CureIT!
Windows 95 OSR2/98/ME, 2000/XP
On-demand, anti-malware (anti-virus/spyware). Detects and cleans. No installation required.

McAfee Stinger
On-demand anti-virus/trojan. No installation required. Fits on a 3.5" floppy.
Alternatives to MSIE, Outlook & Outlook Express:

Mozilla.org
Firefox browser, Thunderbird E-mail client, Mozilla Suite (1.7.13 is the final release).

Opera
Supports tabbed browsing, etc. Easier on resources than Firefox, Mozilla/Seamonkey. Unlike Mozilla, Opera currently has no plans to drop support for Windows 9x/ME.

Off By One
The world's smallest and fastest web browser. No installation required.

Popcorn E-Mail
Small, no-frills e-mail client.

Seamonkey
The successor to the Mozilla Suite.  Web-browser, e-mail/usenet client, IRC client, HTML editing, all in one application.

Xnews
Usenet client.
Anti-Adware/Spyware:

Comodo BOClean
Supports Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows 95/98/ME, NT4 SP2, 2000, XP & Vista!
Full/real-time protection against trojans, rootkits, adware, spyware, and more!

SpywareBlaster
Windows 95/98/ME, 2000/XP
Prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software!

SpywareGuard
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP
Full/real-time protection against spyware/malware.

Spybot - Search and Destroy
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP
Offers on-demand scanning and full/real-time protection.

SUPERAntiSpyware
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP
Remove spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, home page hijackers and other malware threats.
Firewall:

Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP
(Last freeware version)

Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0.15A
Windows 95/98/ME, 2000/XP

Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0.9
Windows 98/ME, 2000/XP
(Last freeware version)

ZoneAlarm Free Download
Note:  Zonealarm is dropping support for Win9x/ME

Zonealarm at Oldversion.com
For those who need a version compatible with Windows 9x/ME
Technical Help:

CastleCops Security Forums

Cyber Tech Help Support Forum

SpywareWarrior.com Forum

VirtualDr Forums

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
This guide will teach you how to ask questions in a way that is likely to get you a satisfactory answer.
How-to and Tutorial:

PCWorld: How to Install a Firewall

Using Ad-Aware SE

Using Spybot - Search and Destroy
Useful sites, etc.:

Firewall Test, Security Test and Security Scan

Leak Test
Test your firewall against internal extrusions (leaks).

Shields Up
Firewall Test.

Spyware/Adware/Malware FAQ and Removal Guide

SpwyareWarrior.com
Waging the war against spyware!

U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team

Miscellaneous:

MVPS HOSTS File
Don't surf the Net without it!

Ping Plotter
Internet diagnostic tool.

Proxomitron
Windows 95/98/ME, 2000/XP
A free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small, but very powerful, local HTTP web-filtering proxy.

WinPatrol
A robust SECURITY MONITOR.  WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission.
Zeroday Emergency Response Team (ZERT)

"The nonprofit Zeroday Emergency Response Team is offering VML security patches for out-of-support Windows OS versions.

The volunteer group, which is made up of well-respected security professionals, has released updates for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 SP3."

Quote from: ZERT Patches Out-of-Support Windows OS  (eWeek.com article)

33 posted on 07/07/2007 6:31:44 PM PDT by holymoly (Amnesty for illegal aliens is treason.)
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MotleyGirl70, when you get a chance can you let us know how your computer is doing? I hope no news is good news and that it’s all working better for you now. If not, happy to help work out any snags.


36 posted on 07/08/2007 7:53:25 AM PDT by jdm
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It’s a virus and probably Hillary Clinton trying to take things from you.


39 posted on 07/09/2007 6:53:22 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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