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Old 09-15-2005, 04:59 PM   #21
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yeah,what browser/ Firewall u usin?
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:01 PM   #22
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I got this after posting my last post here:



These popups and other oddities have never happened to me on this forum until a few days ago. I'll scan for viruses and spyware, but I'm pretty sure I don't have any.
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:03 PM   #23
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thats ok its not a pop-up its a active X controll
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:03 PM   #24
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im using firefox and its happening :S

I did a search for advnt03 (The url shown in your image) and it appears to come from a browser hijacking. (http://forums.spywareinfo.com/lofive...hp/t53678.html)
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:16 PM   #25
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It would be a far better idea to dump all of the advertisers that you now have, and make the sensible move to Google AdSense. If I had a forum this size I would have done this. You can be sure that Google will not be serving up spyware ridden ads or links to porno sites.

Here's the link...
https://www.google.com/adsense/?hl=en_GB

As for me I have not had any problems with this problem, I use IE 6.0 sp2, also I use AdMuncher to filter out the adverts so no spyware ridden ads for me.
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:22 PM   #26
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Spank can you pin down how many days ago you got hit? It has to be coming from an ad or something that was installed in the last few days. This type of browser jack/activeX insertion has not happened till just recently.
Shields up, Mr. Sulu...

Added> Just an after thought here. Make sure your XP os's messenger service is disabled. Some popups can slip under the radar by coming in through it. Use this if you're not comfortable with editing the services.http://grc.com/stm/ShootTheMessenger.htm
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:33 PM   #27
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Shields at maximum. David, try a reroute of the DNS to override the ads auto spawn. It might by you a day or two before the ad can relock onto the DNS, allowing you time to find this hijacker and uproot it.
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:24 PM   #28
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Spank can you pin down how many days ago you got hit? It has to be coming from an ad or something that was installed in the last few days. This type of browser jack/activeX insertion has not happened till just recently.
Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly when it started happening. I did do a spyware scan, and after getting rid of the initial junk, there were a couple recurring tracking cookies. I'm thinking they are coming from the ads.
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:47 PM   #29
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Wombat has picked up on something worth posting here.
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=22510

CoolWebSearch is the scum of the earth.

So it would now stand to reason that David's ad company is the culprit.
Sic em David...
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:48 AM   #30
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So I got another popup, and I decided to allow it just to see what it was. Bingo. This is one of the recurring cookies I was talking about. Where could this be coming from? The ads, I'm guessing.

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