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Mozilla firefox users

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by diehard2294, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    I was on a friends Pc tonight and it was a mess. He has 3 kids that have been downloading like crazy with Kazaa,now I know kazaa had to go,it wouldn't let me complete the uninstall though,error. Now the pop ups were killing me,so I installed firefox to kill them,to my suprise the popups just kept coming. Any ideas why? thanks
  2. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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  3. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    ok I installed and ran adaware se and it found 1,644 critical errors,cleaned it up and when I went back online the pop ups came right back,the usual ones casinos,your PC is infected with spyware :eek:
  4. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    Did you re-run Ad Aware or run the other spyware removal tools? If not, do both.
  5. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Sorry about the late reply posted at a hotel this morning from a laptop and been driving back from Dallas to Houston with a few stops for fun and give the kids a chance to move around :)

    Yes install and run both with spybot I would also immunize then add the javacool tools to help prevent more of them from installing.

    I found that one usually does not catch all them you usually have to go between 2 or 3 that is how bad it has gotten for spyware.
  6. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Kazaa is a mess. A lot of spyware programs can't be removed.

    Hence is why I try to download as little as possible anymore. Don't be afraid to back up your important files, format your drive and reinstall your OS. Make sure you choose a full partition to clean the whole thing from scratch.
  7. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I would get away from Kazza right now the new rave is edonkey and bit torrent.

    Bit torrent is a little more sophisticated but has less of the addware that others are using also Morpheus is still floating around and unlike kazza looks like they are going to kick the music/hollywood etc arse in the court system

    Just an fyi on that stuff
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    If you run all the spyware programs you can, and still it does the same.

    Then download a program called hijack this.

    Install and run then go here http://www.windowsbbs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=41
    Read the sticky threads where they tell you what to do and so on before posting a question.

    And at the end of the day, if it has been a long time since you have reformatted your hard drive I suggest doing backups and then reformatting...it's not a bad idea to do once a year or two.
  9. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    You should definitely download all of the spyware programs listed.

    Restart in safe mode and run the adware programs.

    Once you have rebooted run hijackthis, as suggested by BP, and also CWShredder. Both of these programs can be found here. http://merijn.org/ .

    There is also a Kazaa remover on this page although I haven't tried it yet. I don't allow the users at my work to download it so I haven't had the need.

    If this doesn't work I would definitely go with the reformat option.
  10. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    thanks guys I will give it a shot :D

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