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How do you remove a XP Deluxe Protector Pop-Up?
Vanity | July 8th, 2009 | TaraP

Posted on 07/08/2009 5:17:40 PM PDT by TaraP

I continue to receive this Ad Pop-Up interruption everytime I click on a link.....

X Internet activity. Threat of virus attack Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms and trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes. Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information. To get full advanced real-time protection for PC and Internet activity, activate XP Deluxe Protector. We recommend you to protect your PC now and continue safe Internet browsing. Click here to get full advanced real-time protection and continue browsing.

Continue to this website unprotected (not recommended).

Any way to remove it? Thank you in advance for your help!


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1 posted on 07/08/2009 5:17:40 PM PDT by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Install the free version of AVG at AVG.com
that will fix it...


2 posted on 07/08/2009 5:18:56 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: TaraP

Install Linux.


3 posted on 07/08/2009 5:19:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Think of the D Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: TaraP; ShadowAce

Does that pop-up show up when you have Firefox/IE (or other Web browser) running? You might just need to install a pop-up blocker (or enable it in Firefox). Otherwise, you’ve probably got malware on your system.


4 posted on 07/08/2009 5:19:54 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: TaraP

Buy a Mac??....


5 posted on 07/08/2009 5:20:02 PM PDT by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: TaraP
Likely a Zlob Trojan infection. Read here for instructions:

http://www.lancelhoff.com/insecure-internet-activity-threat-of-virus-attack/

6 posted on 07/08/2009 5:20:11 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: devane617

Is it www.avg.com?


7 posted on 07/08/2009 5:20:46 PM PDT by TaraP (Unless we stand for something, we will fall for everything.")
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To: TaraP

It’s spyware.

http://windowsprotection.net/how-to-remove-xp-deluxe-protector-xpdeluxeprotector-removal-guide/


8 posted on 07/08/2009 5:21:03 PM PDT by WackySam (The fact that there are 24 hours in a day, and 24 beers in a case, is not a coincidence.)
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To: TaraP

malwarebytes worked for me

Don’t click that link, it infects your computer. My Norton AV was useless.


9 posted on 07/08/2009 5:21:14 PM PDT by silverleaf (Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Ok..Thanks!


10 posted on 07/08/2009 5:21:24 PM PDT by TaraP (Unless we stand for something, we will fall for everything.")
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To: Pablo64

>>>Buy a Mac??....

Excellent idea.


11 posted on 07/08/2009 5:22:45 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (ESPN MNF: 3 Putzes talking about football on TV while I'm trying to watch a game.)
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To: TaraP
Here is another link for you:

http://windowsprotection.net/how-to-remove-xp-deluxe-protector-xpdeluxeprotector-removal-guide/

12 posted on 07/08/2009 5:22:45 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: TaraP
Also, you might find SpyBot Search & Destroy useful.
13 posted on 07/08/2009 5:23:02 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Beat me too it.


14 posted on 07/08/2009 5:23:15 PM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: TaraP

Free Avast works too.

Sounds like you already have something on there.


15 posted on 07/08/2009 5:26:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TaraP

I have always run AVG, and use Spybot and Windows Defender, but thay didn’t catch this one.

Malwarebytes is the only thing that put a stop to it.


16 posted on 07/08/2009 5:27:16 PM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Why will getting a Mac fix it? I’d prefer not to have a 40 year old OS.


17 posted on 07/08/2009 5:27:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: WayneM

CCleaner works pretty well too.


18 posted on 07/08/2009 5:28:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TaraP

My suggestion is to get a new computer,change all of the wiring in your house and start drinking heavily.


19 posted on 07/08/2009 5:32:17 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I’ve never regretted it.


20 posted on 07/08/2009 5:35:36 PM PDT by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: silverleaf

Sure does. My wife clicked it because she thought it was legitimate Windows software as it is so cleverly disguised to be. Infected her hard drive, made web-browsing next-to-impossible because it popped up all the time, eventually ate up her boot sector and caused me to buy a new hard drive for her machine.


21 posted on 07/08/2009 5:36:04 PM PDT by RonInNaples
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To: TaraP

Go to Kim Komando (komando.com) free downloads. Spybot Search and Destroy and Adaware are very effective. AVG is also a must. ZoneAlarm is also a great addition. I’ve used all of these for several years. Run Spybot and Adaware often.


22 posted on 07/08/2009 5:47:26 PM PDT by TStro
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To: Carl LaFong

“My suggestion is to get a new computer,change all of the wiring in your house and start drinking heavily.”

Great suggestion!

I’m starting on the latter part right now.

Who knew that a bottle of wine would cure a computer problem?

Thanks.


23 posted on 07/08/2009 5:53:04 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: TaraP
It's a form of malware commonly called "scareware." DON'T buy it. HERE is a link to some information and a removal tool. There is a set of instructions for manual removal if you're really paranoid, and I'm really paranoid.

Hope this helps.

24 posted on 07/08/2009 5:58:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Carl LaFong

Drink heavy, drink often and don’t worry about the wiring or the Internet because in a month or two the power and IPS will have been shut off for non payment. You’ll have two crack heads you let crash in the garage in return for booze runs, and just the illuminated floating dust motes in the light beams from the rips in your window’s stapled blankets will be entertaining enough.


25 posted on 07/08/2009 6:07:41 PM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: TaraP

Oh, and ditto the stuff about drinking too. ;-)


26 posted on 07/08/2009 6:08:48 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: silverleaf

Ditto. Norton is worse than useless.

Hire a pro to disinfect and then buy Kasperski IS.


27 posted on 07/08/2009 6:14:03 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: TaraP

Okay, how do you fix this:

There is a problem with this website’s security certificate.

It is not the site, I get no such message on my laptop.


28 posted on 07/08/2009 6:26:50 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: TaraP

are you logged on?


29 posted on 07/08/2009 6:30:17 PM PDT by jsh3180
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To: driftdiver
Why will getting a Mac fix it? I’d prefer not to have a 40 year old OS.

Technically, you're right... getting a Mac wouldn't fix any of the numerous Windows vulnerabilities, including the one this Freeper has suffered. Getting a Mac would have prevented it in the first place, however, since they're essentially immune from all types of malware, including viruses.

What 40 year old OS are you referring to? Windows XP? I knew it was old and becoming obsolete; I didn't think it was 40 years old, however.

30 posted on 07/08/2009 6:47:09 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: doc11355

“Getting a Mac would have prevented it in the first place, however, since they’re essentially immune from all types of malware, including viruses.”

Not really

“What 40 year old OS are you referring to?”

The Mac OS.


31 posted on 07/08/2009 6:50:49 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: razorback-bert
Your home system and the laptop have different security settings for the browsers that you use.

Just guessing, but it sounds as if you have IE 7 or 8 on one system and IE 6 or 7 on the other.

Many legitimate websites let their security certificates expire due to cost.

There is a way to inspect the certificate and then accept it and install it as a trusted certificate. Let your browser guide you through the process.

32 posted on 07/08/2009 7:57:34 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: driftdiver; doc11355
Not really

While there are about 14 Trojans in the wild for Mac OS X, there are no known viable viruses in the wild. There are several "proof-of-concept" viruses... all of which did not work as intended. There are no known cases of a self-replicating, self-installing, self-transmitting virus of any kind for Mac OS X.

Recently, two Symantec employees, writing on a $125 per year subscription blog claimed—just before the opening of Apple's World Wide Developers' Conference—that they had found the first Mac OS X spam-bot involving 20,000 Macs... but no one else has FOUND any of those infected Macs, nor has anyone duplicated their claimed findings. In other words the entire report was false FUD. Their own company, Symantec, still reports the trojan, the claimed method of infection, infected from 0 to 50 machines. That is true. The trojan was attached to downloads of a free iWork'09 Demo on a couple of BitTorrent sites. Those sites reported the download of the infected file was "in the dozens." The demo itself was available for easier and for free from Apple's own download servers.

“What 40 year old OS are you referring to?” . . . The Mac OS.

Driftdiver is somewhat right... because OS X is a fully POSIX™ compliant, certified UNIX™ which has its roots in the UNIX development that started in the late 1960s at Bell Labs. It was designed from the ground up as a multi-user, multi-tasking OS, with security as a primary focus. However, because of those 40 year old roots, which have undergone decades of trial by fire, OS X's underlying OS is industrial strength secure. On top of that core UNIX, Apple has put one of the most modern and intuitive user interfaces ever designed—one that Microsoft has been ripping off for a couple of decades—and has added some very sophisticated add-ons to handle graphics, sound, etc.

33 posted on 07/08/2009 9:32:25 PM PDT by Swordmaker (remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: TaraP
Q. How do you remove a XP Deluxe Protector Pop-Up?

A. Buy a Mac.

34 posted on 07/08/2009 10:31:05 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: RonInNaples

OUCH!

free malwarebytes took it all out for me


35 posted on 07/09/2009 6:36:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: TaraP

People on this thread will recommend all kinds of fixes for a fundatmental problem: Windows. Spybot Search and Destroy, Adaware, AVG, Kaspersky, ZoneAlarm, etc, etc, ad nauseum. Life is too short to struggle with all of that nonsense. I use Linux for Internet access and don’t go online with Windows.


36 posted on 07/09/2009 12:11:06 PM PDT by TexasRepublic
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To: Swordmaker

“There are no known cases of a self-replicating, self-installing, self-transmitting virus of any kind for Mac OS X.”

A tired old mantra that really doesn’t matter anymore. The main goal today is theft of valuable information or remote control of your PC. It is not destruction of your machine.

Those goals are easily achievable with an unsophisticated user base.

The MAC OS does reach back 40+ years although it has been updated. The Windows OS reaches back nearly as far. While MAC has a very trendy following now they have been incompetent through most of their history. Their user base has been small and made up of mostly literate users.

Microsoft won the marketing war early and nearly put MAC out of business. While Microsoft has its problems it has become the core of desktop computing. It has been tested by thousand of hackers for years and years. Yet it still remains the dominate OS for the desktop.

Developing any product to be used by 1,000,000,0000 users is far different than a product for 1,000,000 users. The complexity of the development and maintenance is unbelievably more complex.

So as much fun as is had knocking Microsoft they have done a lot of things very very very well.

And back to your worm/virus argument. As long as you can get a user to click “ok” you can do anything you want. As more unsophisticated users buy MACs you will have more machines compromised. As more machines are compromised the threat will increase.


37 posted on 07/09/2009 5:46:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

A MAC is a media access controller, the unique hardware identifier in networking equipment.

A Mac is a computer made by Apple.


38 posted on 07/09/2009 5:54:01 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

gee what an intelligent and thoughtful response


39 posted on 07/09/2009 6:06:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Same pathetic lies and ignorance, dude? when are you going to educate yourself?

Apple introduced the Macintosh (Mac) in 1984. That was 25 years ago. OsX has been around for fewer than 10. There were more than 20 million Macs by 1997, and today they are the fastest growing Computer Company. How many computers is Bill Gates and crew making these days?

I gotta go get into my black turtleneck now, so have a PC night! Be sure and use protection...


40 posted on 07/09/2009 6:18:54 PM PDT by WVKayaker (Words are plentiful, but deeds are precious.- Lech Walesa)
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To: WVKayaker

“Apple introduced the Macintosh (Mac) in 1984.”

And yet it nearly died because it was so bad. Oh and it was based on a version of Unix created in the mid 70’s.

” OsX has been around for fewer than 10.”

So you’re saying its not all that well tested and vested?

” How many computers is Bill Gates and crew making these days?”

They don’t make any computers, they just sell more software than anyone else. They get other people to do the low profit margin stuff


41 posted on 07/09/2009 6:28:27 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
A tired old mantra that really doesn’t matter anymore. The main goal today is theft of valuable information or remote control of your PC. It is not destruction of your machine.

Those goals are easily achievable with an unsophisticated user base.

One of the advantages of the Mac is the difficulty that hackers have in gaining access to it to steal valuable information from the users or to gain remote control of it. Find some of those supposed 20,000 Macs in the Macbot that was claimed to exist... without any proof at all. Please provide me with the lists of all those unsophisticated Macs users that have their Macs controlled by malicious hackers. Can they fall for phishing and Pharming expeditions? Can they be tricked into installing one of the fourteen of so Mac OS X trojans in the wild? Probably... but you might be surprised. The various trojans for OS X have been widely publicized and most Mac users are very aware of them.

And back to your worm/virus argument. As long as you can get a user to click “ok” you can do anything you want. As more unsophisticated users buy MACs you will have more machines compromised. As more machines are compromised the threat will increase.

There you might be right... as more and more Windows users bail on Microsoft and buy Macs. However, we're still talking trojans... not drive by downloads from your email. And it takes MORE than merely clicking "OK" to install such malware on a Mac.

42 posted on 07/09/2009 9:37:29 PM PDT by Swordmaker (remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: driftdiver; WVKayaker
And yet it nearly died because it was so bad.

And your experience with this "bad"ness is exactly what? The OS is not what nearly killed Apple... it was management decisions by a sugar water salesman...

So you’re saying its not all that well tested and vested?

It is very well tested and "Vetted." Being mostly open source, the code is available for anyone to look into and find security holes. The core UNIX has been tested by exposure to the wild for 40+ years and has undergone fire many times... and the fires have long since been put out. About 270 million man/computer years of exposure of Mac OS X over the past 9 years (OS X Server beta was released in 2000). We are going on 9 years with ZERO viruses, ZERO worms, ZERO spyware in the wild. That is an impressive record. Windows cannot touch it.

However, this is a Windows PC thread... so let's drop the Mac comments. OK?

43 posted on 07/09/2009 9:48:37 PM PDT by Swordmaker (remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

“That is an impressive record. Windows cannot touch it. “

And yet windows is on 90%+ of the desktops around the world.

“However, this is a Windows PC thread... so let’s drop the Mac comments. OK?”

yes it is a windows thread, and despite your attempts at damage control I was not the one to introduce Mac to the thread. You mac lovers did that because you cannot stand to miss an opportunity to attack the industry leader.


44 posted on 07/10/2009 2:00:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
You mac lovers did that because you cannot stand to miss an opportunity to attack the industry leader.

I have had dozens of computers, most of them PCs (Dell, HP, Gateway, Compaq, etc...) Most of those are all in the junk heap.

The ancient boat anchor Powermac 9500 still works, the G4 still works, and my new i-mac is slicker than snot.

The proprietary hardware and compatibility issues with network protocols are my biggest complaint on some PCs. Networking a Mac on a PC network is a pain in the colon. I hate the Microsoft software licensing for client computers. I think it is a rip off.

(I actually liked the old Windows NT systems even though they wouldn't support FAT32 files.)

Dell is pretty good about their non-proprietary hardware and that is why I still have the old Poweredge server.

But overall, the Mac is, by far, my favorite for user friendly computers. I almost never have a Mac user asking me to "fix" their computer. All my friends with PCs are constantly asking me to help them, which I usually do for the free few beers they provide, since server networks and computer repair are not my occupation.

Most of the network "engineers" I have worked with in the semiconductor industry were good people, but a lot of them had trouble configuring a simple NT Workstation and since that is not what I was being paid to do, I gladly let them stew in their frustration.

I will also say customer service at Apple is the best in the business for the casual computer user.

45 posted on 07/10/2009 3:23:19 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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