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Old 12-08-2008, 12:26 PM   #1
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Okay, I'm having a really annoying problem, I've been getting firefox popups all the time, even when im not using firefox, they are just ads, but i have no idea why they keep coming up. I went through my program files and noticed I had a couple folders that shouldnt have been there, one of which was named "microsoft anti virus" is this some sort of adware or spyware? can anyone help me please
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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Download AVG Free and do a scan. Delete all the warnings and viruses (if any) it gives.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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okay i installed avg and ran a scan then after it was finished i said delete all unhealed objects, or something to that extent, but still i keep getting popups from firefox, not as frequently as before but i'm still getting them. any other ideas?
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Try running Ad-Aware 2008 Free and Spybot S&D.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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My dad had some similar problems. Spybot S&D fixed everything. I also downloaded him CCleaner and gave a little sweep on the registry.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:07 PM   #6
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okay i've just finished running spybot adaware and ccleaner but im still getting the popups.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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i would run
SUPERAntiSpyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/

remember to do it in "Safe Mode"
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:12 PM   #8
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when you say to do it in safe mode do you mean restart my computer in safe mode? or is there a safe mode within the program?
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restart your computer...and boot in safemode. But first install the program in the regular mode.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:18 PM   #10
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okay, sorry if that was a bit of a stupid question. I just installed the program and am going to restart and scan my computer now.
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