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Removing popups: ie winpup, winactive

By stevenl ·
Was hoping someone could help me remove winpup and winactive from my startup programs and register.Have deleted the pup file from the reg. and run msconfig\starup and unticked windows active but it still appears in the startup programs.

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by Gary_W In reply to Removing popups: ie winpu ...

Download adaware (it's free) from and let it do the cleaning for you!


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Downloaded adaware which was useful for the removal of a lot of trash.Found a site called pacs-portal which helped me to find and delete an 8 digit regenerating file from my systems folder.Winpup just kept popping back up until that file was removed.Thanks anyway

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by T Mike In reply to Removing popups: ie winpu ...

"X-Cleaner" seems to a powerful tool also....there is a free version and 1 to buy...below is from their website:

Download X-Cleaner Browser Cleaner Anti-Spy Software: Get the FULL POWER of X-Cleaner with far more security features, file
shredding options, picture scanning, extended anti-spy database, anti-spy ...

Just read a bit on that winpup...yuck...
"Symantec Security Response" - Adware.Winpup
BEHAVIOR: Adware.Winpup is an adware component that generates large
amounts of pop-up advertisements. SYMPTOMS ... Adware.Winpup....

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