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Old 10-12-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Annoying Popup Thing I Need Help Getting Rid Of!!!

Ok so I just built this computer about a motnh ago. I use mozilla firefix and every once and a while I new tab will open and its an advertisement for a virus blocker then itll start to ask me if I want to DL it and it look like its scanning on my computer. Its really annoying and I ran a Avast Virusscan but it found nothing. Anybody have a way to get rid of this or expireince the same problem, thanks in advanced if anyone replies

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Old 10-13-2006, 12:34 AM   #2
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Download, install, update, and run Adaware SE, and SpyBot-Search and Destroy.
Adaware: www.lavasoft.com
SpyBot: www.safernetworking.org
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:04 AM   #3
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Have a look at the firefox plugins, there is a good popup blocker that runs in the background. Also if its a grey box it may be the messenger service running on ya pc. Ya can check if it is by looking in services in administration tools and disabling it.
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:02 AM   #4
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i also like windows defender, you can have running in the background so you have real time protection.

or you can do a custom install and manually run it, like the free versions of spybot and adaware.

you can get it here.

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx

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