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"Server Busy - This action cannot be completed." Popup

by KJPMSP / February 3, 2006 5:37 AM PST

I am having problems with a popup that occurs every 10 minutes or so. It appears to be no more than a nuisance-level problem, but could be more. The popup appears in a smaller square box that resembles a Windows syatem message, but is not. THe Header reads "Server Busy", and the message below reads "This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose 'Switch To' to activate the busy application and correct the problem". Below it are 3 radio buttons - "Switch To", "Retry", and "Cancel" (greyed out). When you click on the "X" in the upper right corner to close the popup (which doesn't always work) it will eventually close - and then a few seconds later a new browser window will open from ad.oinadserver.com.
Has anyone else had this problem? I have tried numerous times to get rid of it with Anti-Virus, Popup blocker and Anti-Spam programs, but it will never go away.
I am running Windows XP.

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by roddy32 / February 3, 2006 8:38 AM PST

Everything I am finding on this "ad.oinadserver" indicates that you will need to use HijackThis which we do NOT do here here but I can help you get to where you need to go. Please follow these directions here.

HJT is a very powerful tool and only advanced users should use it.

Please post your HJT logs in one of the following HJT forums:

- http://castlecops.com/f67-Hijackthis_Spyware_Viruses_Worms_Trojans_Oh_My.html
- http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18
- http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7

Attention: You have to register to be able to post your HJT log !!

HijackThis download locations:

It is important that you run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis creates will not be accidentally deleted.

Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed on)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis". Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post the log file in any forums that offers HijackThis analysis.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

BEFORE you post your HJT log - it would be appreciated if you would :

Download and install the following programs, If they're not on your computer, yet:
- AdAware SE : http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
- Spybot 1.4: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
- CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/ccdownload.php
Download CWShredder: http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html
and put it in it's own folder, f.e. 'C:\CWShredder' or C:\Program Files\CWShredder'
- Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta:

Please be PATIENT - For those of you looking for assistance with HJT logs, please be patient. The experts are really swamped with requests to have logs reviewed etc. If they do not get with you immediately it only means they are helping someone else. Remember they do this free of charge and in their spare time so please be patient.

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"server busy"
by heatartist / February 3, 2006 10:04 AM PST

Im having the same kind of problem, My popup says something else. when i try to close this window it boots me off the internet. I ran a scan on my pc ( windows xp) to see what the problem is and it said i had 400 something infections. I despretly need help finding a free virius protection and clean up 4 my pc . Can someone help Please!!1

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