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Old 06-01-2006, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Adware / Spyware / Virus Problem

First off, my apologies if I posted in the wrong forum.


A few days ago, I was hit by a virus. It was destroyed, but it left a file on my computer called owned.bat that opened up upon startup, instead of the normal windows explorer.

I deleted this, and fixed everything.

However, everytime I start firefox now, a popup advertizement (ad.firstadsolutions.com/random letters and numbers) comes up about 2 - 5 seconds after startup, and it's becoming increasingly annoying.

Sadly enough, my Antispyware AND Anti-Virus program can NOT detect what is causing this.

Is there any way to track down what is causing it, and eliminate it?
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:10 AM   #2
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What AV and Anti-Spyware do you use?
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:47 AM   #3
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Try this online scan: BitDefender Link
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Old 06-02-2006, 02:50 AM   #4
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I use AVG Free Edition anti-virus
I use Windows Defender anti spy/adware

I'm trying that free online scan though
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