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By bobg2 ·
I am getting pop-ups in Internet Explorer that I cannot stop. The only thing I can find on

my PC that is related to these pop-ups is a file called links.tmp in the "local

settings\temp" folder. This file contains the URL's for the pop-ups that I am getting.

I have deleted this file and it still comes back. I have also changed the information in

the file and it seems to have no effect.

I have run CWSHREDDER, ADAWARE, SPYBOT and other programs. None of them finds anything.

The problem started about the same time that I got the "about:blank" pop-ups. I was able

to get rid of that problem (it was CWSEARCH2).

The last time the links.tmp file was created was at a time when I was away from my PC and

no browser windows were open.

Pop-up windows will suddenly appear whether Internet Explorer is open or not.

Any thoughts?

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Can you say "zdrastvutye"?

by gralfus In reply to links.tmp popups

The latest hijacking programs are said to be penned by Russian hackers, maybe mobsters, and there isn't a lot that can be done (for now) besides restoring your computer from before it got infected.

There are some steps to follow on the Spyware forum: http://forums.spywareinfo.com/
(look in Malware removal) but there are no guarantees.

Run Hijack This from http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html to get a list of the stuff on your PC that could be hijacking your browser.

BHO Demon is another you might try:
http://www.definitivesolutions.com/bhodemon.htm

IE-SPYAD is one more:
https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm

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