#1
Hello Pit!

I have a virus that causes my computer to open up web browsers every now and then to various websites.. Mostly odd gambling ones.

How can I get rid of this? I have a pop up blocker, and have done virus searchers on it, using windows defender.. Yet it doesn't say I have a virus!

Thaks for any help you can give
#2
I think it's your pop up blocker that's bad
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All-riiight.
#4
Pop up blocker was fine before I downloaded file... Installing that Malwarebytes thing now, cheers!
#6
Gah, looks like I'm still getting the pop-ups after downloading that Malwarebytes...

Any other suggestions?
#10
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So how can I get rid of these pop ups?

We already gave you two pieces of software that get rid of any malware on your machine (mine's better). Any problems past that, switch to firefox.
#11
Malware Bytes and AVG Free
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#13
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We already gave you two pieces of software that get rid of any malware on your machine (mine's better). Any problems past that, switch to firefox.


Right, I've now tried both, and the problem still persists. I downloaded a file that some internet program said I had to download to open another program I was downloading at the time... When this program had installed, I went to were it was in the start menu, clicked on its icon, and was told that "This item cold not be found".

Now, web browsers pop up randomly about different things, dating sites, gambling sites etc...

Anybody know a method to get rid of this? As I've said, I've used the two programes mentioned above.

Cheers!
#14
Quote by The Gore Child
Right, I've now tried both, and the problem still persists. I downloaded a file that some internet program said I had to download to open another program I was downloading at the time... When this program had installed, I went to were it was in the start menu, clicked on its icon, and was told that "This item cold not be found".

Now, web browsers pop up randomly about different things, dating sites, gambling sites etc...

Anybody know a method to get rid of this? As I've said, I've used the two programes mentioned above.

Cheers!


Same thing happened to me.

The short of it is: Your computer is fucked.
#15
Hello everyone! Would my problem be sorted if I made a new account on Vista? And deleted the old one?
#16
Hmm, I've tried quite a few anti-virus programs now..and still no change. Has anybody had this problem before? And if so, how did you get rid of it?
#18
Stop downloading porn .............................. :L
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#20
Ok i just had a virus use SUPERAntiSpyware
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#21
What is the name of the popup that usually comes up? is there a recurring name?

Cause MSN plus has an annoying sponsor program which brings up popups a lot.
#22
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So how can I get rid of these pop ups?

Put jam into your cd drive. That always works for me.
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#23
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What is the name of the popup that usually comes up? is there a recurring name?

Cause MSN plus has an annoying sponsor program which brings up popups a lot.

Nope, random sites each time... And dead boring (we all know what I mean here) sites, no interesting pictures...

And the jam didn't work
#24
Get a real virus scanner, something actually good like Kaspersky, don't use Windows firewall, get ZoneAlarm, there's a free version iirc. Spybot should've detected any malware, but since it didn't for you, try AdAware, it detects a few things that Spybot doesn't.
#25
download tcpview from sysinternals and close everything else out thats connecting to the net. When it opens a pop-up look for new connections (green) and identify the virus process, then delete it. May need to use safe mode if it's a nasty one.
#27
I had the same problem its called malware or adware, it comes in a sort of package when you download files. Its not a virus as such and is often included with legitimate and legal downloads, things like Windows Live or MSN whatever they call it these days has it sometimes also Goole toolbar or any other toolbar can include it. Look through your programmes on the control pannel and delete anything yuo dowloaded recently or anything that looks suspect.