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Old 08-24-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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I am not a computer literate type guy. I come from the age of carbon paper so please bear with me.
I have a HP pavilian ze4800 laptop. It has a XP (home) operating system
I use spybot, and ad-aware and up to a few weeks ago spy subtract.
Since Trend took over spy subtract I have had a bunch of pop-ups, a run time error, and a thing that shows up when I try to access the web from google. A thing comes on called the "prosperity network" instead of the link and I can't back out. It come back again and again until I leave the web. I am in touch with Trend, but I don't think that they are responsible for all of this stuff. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-24-2005, 11:35 PM   #2
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What web browser are you using? Internet explorer?
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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Did you update and scan with your antispyware tools? I'd say you got spyware and your browser's been hijacked.
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:42 PM   #4
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Thats why you should switch to mozilla firefox browser which you can download here-> http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

This will stop popups and spyware
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Yeah most of them not to mention its simplicity is the same as Internet Explorer. With a download manager and multi-tabbed web browsing it should help ALOT!
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I tried firefox once befoere and had problems, but I'll try it again.

Thanks for your help.
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It's comming in throught the xp builtin messanger service.
Get this handy dandy program, Frank and run it once.
http://grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm
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I tried IE loads of times and had loads of probs. Kept gettin' 'Script Errors' and other errors, despite the fact that there was not one thing wrong with the page i was viewing, in my eyes.

BTW, Firefox is a LOT simpler than IE. IE is a ridiculously simple browser with advanced settings, whilst Firefox is an advanced browser with simple settings.
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I want to thank you all for your help. I switched to Firefox and all seems to be well except that spybot continues to report
"5 DSO exploit" files and cannot get rid of them. I searched for the DSO file but it wasn't shown.

Always something..but thanks to all

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Have you got Spybot 1.4? The old 1.3 version had that DSO exploit bug.
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