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CID webpage keeps popping up

by prettyone1432 / March 14, 2007 6:16 AM PDT

windows xp professional
dial up modem
ibm thikpad laptop

have McAffee + ad-aware

a webpage keeps coming up with CID being first in the title any help?

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it just popped up again
by prettyone1432 / March 14, 2007 6:31 AM PDT

www.registrydefender.com/reglanding/index3.i1.html (Warning: please do not go to this link--it maybe hazardous to your computer's health)

this is what constantly comes up

Message was edited by: admin to post warning about the referencing link

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Here if you could find some help on Registry Defender
by IHateMalware / March 16, 2007 10:00 PM PDT


I requested spywaresignatures.com on their help with registry defender

Heres something they have comeup with.


This is a removal method for Registry Defender.

Check it out if it works. They have mentioned use it at your own risk ;).


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CID webpage pop up..
by Carol~ Moderator / March 14, 2007 7:34 AM PDT


Registry Defender 'purports to scan and detect malware or other problems on the computer, but which attempts to dupe or badger users into purchasing the program by presenting the user with intrusive, deceptive warnings and/or false, misleading scan results.0' It's a rogue security program, which I believe should be removed.

You can read about it and also try removing it yourself



If you're uncomfortable with that, I really don't know what specific scanner will remove it. Maybe someone else does. You could try download the Free AVG Anti-Spyware (formerly Ewido):


If that doesn't help, you could follow the directions here:


Best of luck..


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Appears to be nasty
by IHateMalware / March 16, 2007 5:50 PM PDT
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Nice post Carol,

Hello prettyone1432..

you must have seen about Registry Defender at Spyware Signatures.


I have a had a look on the site, they seem to have started forums recently with not too many users,

I guess if you sill are haiving troubles with this application you can post a topic at their forum where the admins or the researchers from the company might reply to you as they have a help forum at the site


There might be a case that some small adware might be installed on your machine ( from registry defender or its third party affiliate) which is constantly trying to make you download this rogue application.

Do run some scans with known solutions, also you can Try Rogue remover software by malware bytes i guess.


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this should work for cid pop up
by biggrob1981 / November 3, 2008 9:29 AM PST
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malwarebytes is a good program the free scan generally removes rogues and othe malicious programs from pc. *cheers*

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Not the problem...
by sgoodard / August 16, 2007 5:26 AM PDT

I had a problem like this awhile back. Registry Defender is not the problem - they are actually turned out to be adware free and safe to use. My problem was some 3rd party adware installed on my system. Try running an adware remover. Should end the popups.

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Registry Defender IS a problem..
by Carol~ Moderator / August 16, 2007 4:51 PM PDT
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S. Goddard..

You seem to be overly interested and overly enthusiastic, about this rogue progam. My curiousity led me to your following posts. (I tend to call them by a different name) It was only a "quick google". I suspect there are more. For the life of me, I can't figure out why you would be posting this all over, when it's considered rogue. Confused AND.. in a thread which is a few months old!



In case you weren't aware of Registry Defender's reputation, have a look here. There are many more links to be had.



If you choose to use it and tout it, it's all well and good. For the benefit of the member's at CNET, I would suggest they not use it! But that's just my opinion.

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(NT) Thanks for Your Extra Efforts Carol !! :D
by tobeach / August 17, 2007 4:00 PM PDT
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In addition
by tomron / August 16, 2007 9:46 AM PDT

Check this LINK for a possible solution,this seemed to help someone with the same issue that you have.


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pop ups
by LazyChivalry / March 31, 2009 11:31 AM PDT

i apologise for my ignorance for getting into this situation, but i think i now have an adware program installed into my registry. i have both ad-aware and pc-cillin and have run both of them, but they cannot seem to find it. the adware keeps popping up ads for registry defender, stopzilla, and random search engines i have never heard of. if there are any suggestions, i would appreciate them greatly.

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Give the following a try...
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 31, 2009 11:36 AM PDT
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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.33) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.

* Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
* Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
* When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
* When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
o Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
o Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
* Then click Finish.

MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.

* If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
* Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
* If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.

On the Scanner tab:

* Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
* Then click on the Scan button.
* If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
* The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
* When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
* Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.

Back at the main Scanner screen:

* Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
* The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
* Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.

Notes: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes. Click this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.


Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users

* Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
* An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
* If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
* Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
* Click the Scanning Control tab.
* Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):

Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.

* Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.
* Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
* On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
* On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
* Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
* After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
* Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
* A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
* If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".

Did it help?

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Running MBAM really seems to work!
by ronitka / April 16, 2009 7:12 PM PDT

I've been having pop-ups plaguing my time on the internet for about the past month (Registry Defender was the biggest repeat offender). I've installed Windows Defender from Microsoft and even purchased Bit Defender for my Windows XP, increased the protections against cookies, site restrictions, anti-phishing, checked my firewall... and I STILL had all the pop-ups. I was a little nervous downloading anything else since there is so much fraudulent anti-spyware, but I gave it a try. There's a more recent version of the MBAM, and it found 18 instances of malware that the other two programs seem to have missed. Since I ran the MBAM, I haven't had a single pop-up. I hope I don't eat my words, but so far so good... Thanks for the great advice!!!

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xD new to the forum!
by susanoline / March 29, 2010 10:51 AM PDT

witch of these methods worked out for you o_O? im having the same problem -_-" and to top it off the pc is too slow pop's out like 5 windows all the time and by same name CID

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