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Desparately need some help (Vanity)
12/31/10 | Celtic Cross

Posted on 12/31/2010 4:19:24 PM PST by Celtic Cross

I need some help! Lately, I've been getting a vile pop up. Its far beyond any other ad I've encountered on the web. Appearing randomly, in the sidebars and ad spaces of completely innocuous websites, is an ad which says 'sl*ts of facebook', or some other offensive message, but always referring to facebook. In every ad is an uncensored image of a completely naked woman.

I don't know is there's some virus on my computer; I've tried running spybot several times, with no result.

If any other FReeper has faced such a problem, and/or knows how to stop it from happening, please lend a hand. I'm getting darn tired of it.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dirtyad; help; malware; popup

1 posted on 12/31/2010 4:19:26 PM PST by Celtic Cross
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To: Celtic Cross
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2 posted on 12/31/2010 4:21:58 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Celtic Cross
I've had good results using Malwarebytes to remove this crap.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

If you still get the crap after running Malwarebytes, try booting into Safe Mode and running it.

3 posted on 12/31/2010 4:22:12 PM PST by FReepaholic
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, your expertise is required... ;-)


4 posted on 12/31/2010 4:23:00 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Celtic Cross
Not sure what you've got, but go to www.malwarebytes.org and download and run Malwarebytes. It's free and is great at removing malware/spyware, etc.

Also, you may want to get CC Cleaner. It cleans up your system and is good at fixing registry errors.

Check out www.majorgeeks.com. They have some really cool utilities and technical stuff that will help with just what you're dealing with.
5 posted on 12/31/2010 4:23:33 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: Dallas59
Also try to empty your temp folder.

In windows search type in %TEMP%. Open it and delete everything.
6 posted on 12/31/2010 4:23:49 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Celtic Cross

There’s completely naked women popping up on your computer?

I fail to see the problem.....


7 posted on 12/31/2010 4:24:04 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Celtic Cross
go to safer networking and follow the instructions on the "Malware Removal" section.
8 posted on 12/31/2010 4:24:23 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (If these are the good old days, we are so screwed.)
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To: Celtic Cross

I just did a google search on your behalf and came across a posting about an app which causes your computer to display “facebook sluts,” as well as advice about getting rid of it. My guess is that you’re the victim of some kind of malware... good luck trying to get rid of it. I think that concentrated efforts with better experts than me can help you out.


9 posted on 12/31/2010 4:27:28 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Celtic Cross

Thanks all! I’ll try your suggestions.


10 posted on 12/31/2010 4:31:47 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Celtic Cross

Restore the OS to a date prior to the sl*t popup.


11 posted on 12/31/2010 4:34:50 PM PST by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: Celtic Cross; ShadowAce

ShadowAce, this sounds like a job for your Tech Ping List. Celtic Cross complains of naked women popping up on his screen. Probably has some malware.

Obviously, if Celtic Cross were me, there would be no problem. Women run away when I am around — they never have time to get naked.

Perhaps the TP list has a better solution.

Happy New Year


12 posted on 12/31/2010 4:38:12 PM PST by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: nevergore

Because the naked chick is Helen Thomas.


13 posted on 12/31/2010 4:48:59 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Thanks for sparing us the picture ;-)


14 posted on 12/31/2010 4:56:23 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Celtic Cross
Try a system restore back as far as you can get.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

15 posted on 12/31/2010 4:59:10 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Celtic Cross

We have, but it was beyond us; so we took the computer to get the professionals to clean it up. - Maybe some site you were on dropped some advertising cookies on you.


16 posted on 12/31/2010 5:06:17 PM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL!


17 posted on 12/31/2010 5:07:03 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: rockrr

“Thanks for sparing us the picture ;-)”
One Who Will Remain Nameless responded to a query with, “Let me illustrate my point with this graph.” I clicked on the link and up popped a two-headed Helen Thomas (like one wouldn’t be enough). Ack!


18 posted on 12/31/2010 5:10:14 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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19 posted on 12/31/2010 5:16:43 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Celtic Cross

Dear, someone in your house is looking at porn to get that malware.


20 posted on 12/31/2010 5:34:55 PM PST by politicalmerc (I TOLD YOU I could see November from my house. Now I see 2012!!)
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To: politicalmerc
Thats not possible.

One thing, though; roughly half the time I search using google, and click a result, google or something automatically redirects me to a random page. Its never tried to redirected me a porn site, as far as I remember, but I always close the browser pretty quick, so I don't know for sure.

21 posted on 12/31/2010 5:53:14 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Celtic Cross

use “hijack this” as well as malwarebytes. Also a rootkit detector can be run. Combofix works best on pre vista windows O/S


22 posted on 12/31/2010 6:17:48 PM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: Celtic Cross

“One thing, though; roughly half the time I search using google, and click a result, google or something automatically redirects me to a random page.”

Google won’t do that unless you hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button.


23 posted on 12/31/2010 6:23:53 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Celtic Cross

If you’re getting redirected like that, it’s malware that’s doing it. Definitely download Malwarebytes. The virus might prevent you from doing this, in which case you’ll need to download it from another computer onto a usb drive to get it on your computer.


24 posted on 12/31/2010 6:39:37 PM PST by Eepsy
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To: politicalmerc

I have a friend that is having the same problem and I promise you she is not looking a porn.


25 posted on 12/31/2010 7:05:52 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: FReepaholic

for future ref. if needed .... thank-you !


26 posted on 12/31/2010 7:35:47 PM PST by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: Kirkwood
I never hit the 'I'm feeling lucky button'.

Just not my style. ;)

27 posted on 12/31/2010 9:16:54 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Celtic Cross

what antivirus are you using?
superantispyware is a great anti malware.
hitman pro3.5 is a great antivirus/rootkit, package free for 30 days, and can be run from a usbstick, with other installed antivirus packages. Also secunia psi(free) will keep other programs on system up to date, minimizing other attack vectors.


28 posted on 01/01/2011 6:56:31 AM PST by waynesa98
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