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Adware-popuper detected by PestPatrol-how to remove?

PestPatrol detects adware named Popuper. It gives me the option to quarantine it(which I do).
PP states that it resides in memory.
PP keeps picking up Popuper and asks me to scan.
If it's quarantined, why does it keep coming back, and most importantly, how do I permanently remove it?

Thanks for any help. Tom.

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Use the "Search" program to find "popuper" in the memory.
Delete every listing for it.

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(NT) (NT) thanks for your help-am following your advice.
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Popuper trojan

According to, popuper is a Trojan that is started at each bootup by a registry entry

Most anti-adware/anti-spyware programs have the ability to delete as well as to quarantine files. I have never used Pest Patrol so I don?t know about it, but you should check for that option. However, if the registry entry is not removed also, you may then get a registry error each time you boot.

If Pest Patrol does not completely remove this pest, try Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, and/or Microsoft Antispyware. These all have free versions that can be downloaded. Actually, you should always have two or three such programs available because none of them catch all malware.

If you try to remove it manually, search not only for popuper, as Lil Abner suggested, but also for notepad2.exe which it often masquerades under (do not remove notepad.exe by mistake!). Check the above link to see which registry entries it may be using to load into memory. Your profile does not indicate anything about your level of expertise; if you are not familiar with registry modification, please ask for more help ? mistakes here can have serious consequences.

Hope this helps


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(NT) (NT) thanks for your help Frank.
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Pest patrol and Popuper

I also have PestPatrol and get the same warning about Popuper being in my memory. I also use SpyBot S&D, Microsoft antispyware program, along with Ad-Aware SE Plus, SpySweeper, and TrojanHunter. The scans never show up anything about Popuper.... I just did a search of Popuper and nothing showed up...

I never get a Registry error upon bootup.I know enough about pc's to know not to mess with the Registry unless you know what your doing, and I stay away from going into the Registry....LOL

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nice to know I'm not the only one with this problem

I have some(most)of the same anti-spyware as you, and they don't pickup Popuper.
I hope you can figure this out so I could benefit also. Tom.

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Hi Frank,
would a Registry cleaner program get rid of this "popuper" entry? I've heard Registry Mechanics is a good program. What do you think?


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