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New pop-up ads

By gowrisankar ·
Only in the recent past i'm getting many pop-ads very often,making me hate net surfing.I'm a bit confused cos my Internet explorer had blocked most of the pop-up windows before and now, i think just the reverse happens.

I received pop-up windows from: and many not to mention.....

I've put these sites into restricted zones at once with the highest seurity level my browser offers .But everything in vain.I still receive them.e.g. when i logged in here I received one from

I don't know whether my security are reset to lowest level,but i'm quite sure that my pop-up blocker is On with the fullest control.

I'm terribly confused with the aforesaid situation.I don't know whether any spyware has entered into my computer that displays those annoying ads.

I'll be very much beholden to those who help and suggest me something in controlloing these pop-up windows.

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by lhatcher In reply to New pop-up ads

Sounds as though you have been infected. To clean a sytem I usually use the following free product, adaware, from, and Spybot S&amp from, run both of these and that should help.

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Both of those work great!

by Cgoeckel In reply to Spyware

I use adaware on my work pc and at home. It finds 99% of spyware. Rarely missing anything and they usually update the files weekly.

Another tool you can try is ccleaner (Crap Cleaner). This tool can ferret out unwanted files that draw things to you. Rarely do I get a pop up anymore.

I also use mostly FF but some things such as HP Web Jetadmin require IE.

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by DugaDugDug In reply to New pop-up ads

Assuming you are using IE 6, have you reviewed your pop-up blocker settings to see if these sites somehow got added to your allowed sites? IE-->Tools, Popup Blocker settings. Also take a look at what filter level you have set. I set mine to high, although Opera is my primary browser of choice.

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by jim_stables In reply to New pop-up ads

If you clicked on one of those popup adds, then chances are you opened a door. We can guess all day or we can take a look

Go here and download Hijackthis

Save it in a convenient permanent folder such as C:\HJT\, double click HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents here.

And lets see what you picked up

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