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cpmsky virus or malware/adware pop-ups are unrelenting!

Well, I admit it, I got sloppy, and after 9 years online and downloading, I got a virus or malware/adware. (Kicking myself on the hour.) It's called cpmsky & adzgalore. I get pop-up ads constantly.

I searched cpmsky, and although there are a ton of hits, nobody seems to be successful at getting rid of it, shy of uninstalling windows and reinstalling it. BUT, before I do this, I thought I would ask ask if anyone here has any suggestions.

I read that others have tried using adware/malware programs, but to no avail.

To make things worse, not only do I have pop-ups all the time, but now I have intermittent music playing all by itself - no program, pop-up or window. (I was prompted to update my Adobe Flash ((probably alware)), and did) Kicking myself even more!

Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thx!

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Did you try......

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
* Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.


Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.

......

IF not......... could it be........ Zamingo Adware ?

Have a look here:

http://www.spyany.com/program/article_adw_rm_Zamingo.html

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I have to use HijackThis too?

RE: Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
* Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.
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I have to use HijackThis too?

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No, not at the moment....

IF MBAM doesn't work, then it would be a good idea to go to ONE of the HJT forums to post your log as we do not analyse HJT logs in this forum.

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Got rid of it!

Marianna,

Thx for suggesting HiJackIt. Others on other forums also recommended it. I followed the directions John Wilkinson gave (of CNET) :http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?forumID=133&threadID=292627&messageID=2761632
"1.) Reboot into Safe Mode by presing F8 during boot.
2.) Download and run HiJackThis, looking for and deleting an entry along the lines of:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PostSetupCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cpmsky.dll" DllStart
3.) Browse to C:\Windows\System32 and delete the file cpmsky.dll (if found).
4.) Reboot back into Normal Mode and verify the problem is resolved.

Hope this helps,
John"

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(NT) Great Job !! Thanks for posting back :)

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