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How to get rid of porn "ads" on my computer?? URGENT!

by alprogers / April 12, 2009 7:12 AM PDT

Suddenly, the normal web pages I visit (i.e., Yahoo, AOL, MSN) have pornographic ads on the pages. These are not pop-ups, nor is my computer being "directed" to porn sites, these are actual porn ads on the legitimate web pages themselves. I've never seen this before, and they will pop up as I'm reading a news story or article, actually, one just popped up as I was looking over THIS site. What kind of infection is this, what could've caused this, and what can I do? I've run every anti-virus and anti-spy program I have and have removed all that's shown up, and rebooted, but this is still happening!

Can anyone please help me???

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Infected by spyware virus.
by Techie_Master / April 12, 2009 6:46 PM PDT

Your computer is infected by Malware Spyware. you need to scan your computer by using any good and trusted Spyware removal tools software. MALWAREBYTES is the best for any spyware virus , it is easily available on net free.

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Get rid of porn "ads" on my computer
by techservices24 / April 12, 2009 8:26 PM PDT

Please try to scan your computer using the updated "Malwarebytes" and "Superanti-spyware" programs in safe mode.

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Thank you
by alprogers / April 13, 2009 2:30 AM PDT

Thanks for the replies. I've used the Malwarebytes program, as well as Adaware, Trojan Guarder, and Spyware Doctor and Xoftspyes. These programs will result in things being found on my computer, but even after I remove the things and reboot, those horrible ads are still there. Last night there was one across the top of my Facebook page. I have a child who uses this computer for homework and MySpace and I can't let him use it until I get rid of this. Why aren't these clean-up programs getting rid of it?

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Time To Get Serious...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 13, 2009 2:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you

First, if you haven't already, please clean out the various Temp folders on the computer.. Unfortunately, you haven't told us which version of Windows you're using or your version of Internet Explorer, but if you're using Windows XP, please open the Control Panel, double click on the "Internet Options" icon, then click on the "General" tab. Once there, in the "Browsing History" section, remove ALL files in the "Temporary Internet Files" and "Cookies" section.. If you're using another browser such as Firefox, etc., then it's also important to clear out all cookies and internet cache as well.

Next, RIGHT click on the 'Start" button, choose "Explore".. When the Windows Explorer window opens, look to the "C:\Documents and Settings\Yourusername\Local Settings\Temp folder.. Delete all files in the "Temp" folder. Next, while still in Windows Explorer, look to the "C\Windows\Temp folder and delete all files that reside in that particular "Temp" folder as well..

Next, open the Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs section and uninstall any programs that aren't supposed to be there or you don't need.

Next, use BOTH of the tools mentioned earlier in this thread AGAIN while in SAFE MODE.. Download, install, update, then run full system scans using Malwarebytes AND SuperAntispyware. (I know you've used other tools, please use both of these specifically.

Malwarebytes Antimalware

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

Repeat the scans in Safe Mode and "normal" Windows till nothing is detected.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Okay, trying it...
by alprogers / April 13, 2009 3:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Time To Get Serious...

Okay, thanks! I did go through all the deleting of temp files and cookies over the weekend (I've been pulling my hair out since Friay with this), but I will do it all again, and I'll run those 2 scans in safe mode, which is something I did not do. I've only run them normally. I am using XP, I use Mozilla and IE both, IE is (I think) the 7.0 (I did not upgrade with the latest version) and I can't remember which version of Firefox I'm using. This is awful - I've had pop-ups before, and pages redirected and all that, but never had this, where the porn is actually part of a legitimate web page, as a sidebar ad. Very frustrating! Thanks again...will let you know how it turns out.

Andi

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You Might Also Consider A HOSTS File...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 13, 2009 4:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Okay, trying it...

Does the problem also occur on Mozilla's browser?

See the link below.. I use a HOSTS file on my home and work computers.. It prevents the browser from visiting "bad" websites which are listed in the HOSTS file.

How To Use A HOSTS File

Hope this helps.

Grif

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STILL THERE!
by alprogers / April 13, 2009 6:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Time To Get Serious...

OMG. I did all that was suggested, and the garbage is still here. What the heck??

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Me too!
by nattiefaith / April 13, 2009 6:18 AM PDT
In reply to: STILL THERE!

Found this thread through google. I'm having the same issues. Followed Grif's advice, still having the same problem.

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And You've Use The HOSTS File?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 13, 2009 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: STILL THERE!

You also didn't answer my question..

Does the problem happen in the Mozilla browser?

And just in case, please check for this:

Look for the file below and if there...(There may be a legitimate "wsdmaud.sys" file elsewhere on the computer but if found in the System32 folder, delete it.:

C:/Windows/system32/wdmaud.sys

Delete it (or move/rename) and Reboot.
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Another thought..If Myspace is your home page, try setting a different homepage such as Google.. See if that helps.

Try using the HOSTS file as mentioned earlier.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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One Note About MySpace And HOSTS Files
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 13, 2009 6:23 AM PDT
In reply to: STILL THERE!

Because Myspace is FULL of adware, many HOSTS files prevent it from loading correctly.. YOu may need to remove all the "myspace" entries in the HOSTS file to allow it to open.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Both
by alprogers / April 13, 2009 6:25 AM PDT

It happens in both IE and Mozilla. I will try deleting the myspace entries and the other ones. I've not done the HOSTS thing yet.

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Just Found That MySpace Does It Purposefully
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 13, 2009 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Both

A little research on Google shows that it's called "targeted advertising" and depending on your surfing habits, age, etc., some of the porn ads will make it to your MySpace login stuff. It's not true malware..

That said, the only way to prevent the items from showing up will be to use a HOSTS file or AdBlock program of some type..

Hope this helps.

Grif

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still there
by nattiefaith / April 13, 2009 9:44 AM PDT

It is happening in Mozilla .
Even weather.com shows these adds.
Taking my computer to someone who can help. I've been on here all day trying to get this stuff off my pc.

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(NT) Haven't Tried The HOSTS File Yet Huh?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 13, 2009 10:02 AM PDT
In reply to: still there
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not yet
by nattiefaith / April 13, 2009 11:57 AM PDT

working on it now. tx!

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MySpace
by alprogers / April 13, 2009 1:25 PM PDT

Actually, my MySpace page is one of the few web pages that do NOT have this stuff on it. The ones I'm seeing it on are Yahoo (my mail page and news stories), AOL (when I click on a news story to read it), Facebook (as a "banner" across the top of the page) and even this page, after I hit "reply" and go to the next screen on here, at times there'll be a porn ad here.

I've been gone, have not had a chance to do the HOSTS thing, frankly it intimidates me a bit. It's all very unfamiliar to me and I'm afraid I'm going to do something wrong. I'm not a "computer" person...I work in the medical field, so this is all greek to me!

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It was hiding...
by nattiefaith / April 13, 2009 11:12 PM PDT
In reply to: MySpace

...in my system restore partition. How in the world did it get in there?
Gone now. Thanks!

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I had a similar problem!
by DisguestedAllie / July 23, 2014 4:03 PM PDT

I was trying to go to YouTube, but was typing too fast and misspelled it.... Usually, because I go on youtube so much, if I misspell it it takes me to a page that says "Did you mean YouTube.com?" and it will re-direct me to YouTube... Well I misspelled it and at the top where the URL usually goes it says "Figuring out what you typed" ( not in actual words, I don't know exactly what it said because the URL changed so quickly... ), well all of sudden the URL changed to something that said "Get your ***** back" and it said "Watch this video before it gets deleted" I said No and it took me to the video anyways! I closed it out so quickly...


I know I have a virus that I can't remember the name of... but when I looked it up it said that that specific virus means that someone is controlling my computer.... Is it possible that the person who gave me that virus could have redirected me to that site?

Also before now I was reading your post and all of a sudden, even though it is fully charged and still on the charger, my laptop just turned off completely... with no warning...

There are two things I think could have given me this new virus... Can someone tell me if they know about these websites giving viruses...?

One: A download called Himachi that was supposed to create a network so me and my friend can play a game together... Right after I downloaded it my computer slowed down and I got news about the virus that controls my computer... I uninstalled it but I am still having so many problems...

Two: Hexploit.com


I also not too long ago got this computer from someone else.... It is a windows 8 laptop and when I got it I had to make a new windows 8 account in order to use it. Even though I have the new account, is it still possible that the people before could have sold me an infected laptop...?

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