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Help....being overran with pop-ups

by Early4 / March 18, 2007 11:24 PM PDT

Saturday while visiting a forum that I go to everyday, a few pop-ups came up. I checked to make sure my blocker was on, it was. Well since then I've been almost unable to stay online because of the amount of pop-ups...from all different sites. They interfer with everything, even typing this.

I have AV 7.5 SE, I ran SptBot, HouseCall (free version), Ad-ware and Ewido, all of them are showing a large amount of trogans. I had them all cleaned out, shut down and did a system restore. Clean out the temp files, the temp folder and the cache and emptied the recycle bin.

They will not go away.

Any help would be very appreciated.

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If you did a system restore
by roddy32 / March 19, 2007 12:16 AM PDT

after you cleaned the trojans out, they all came back because there are usually copies in there. I would start by rescanning and removing everything found but don't touch system restore this time. Let us know how you are doing and IF you are OK after that we will give you directions on how to purge system restore. If you still have problems after rescanning, then give us more info please as to what the names of the trojans are that you can not get rid of.

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Still there...
by Early4 / March 19, 2007 3:49 AM PDT

I ran all the program again. The AVG anti virus came up clean. Spy Bot showed the following and fix them:

FastClick: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@media.fastclick[2].txt

FastClick: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@fastclick[2].txt

TargetNet: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@targetnet[2].txt

Ewido found 8 infection that they rated a high:

ewido security suite - Scan report

+ Created on: 1:44:43 PM, 3/19/2007
+ Report-Checksum: 6201A67D

+ Scan result:

C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@adopt.euroclick[2].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Euroclick : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@fastclick[2].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Fastclick : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@media.fastclick[2].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Fastclick : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@targetnet[2].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Targetnet : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@trafficmp[1].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Trafficmp : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Sandra\Cookies\sandra@tribalfusion[2].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Tribalfusion : Cleaned with backup
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}\RP158\A0024699.exe -> Heuristic.Win32.Dialer : Cleaned with backup
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B37680B2-BA0A-4E5D-BF30-83E44C588624}\RP158\A0024700.exe -> Heuristic.Win32.AVKiller : Cleaned with backup

::Report End

I went back on IE and the pop ups, by the dozens are still there. They are from all kinds of sites, no just one catagory, as like when you get hit with a porn infection, though there are some of those.

IE is pretty much useless at this point...

I posted the HiJackThis log on their forum but it hasn't been replied yet.


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Most of what you have there
by roddy32 / March 19, 2007 4:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Still there...

is tracking cookies which will not cause popups. The other 2 that ewido found were in system restore and were supposedly cleaned. I would recommend just waiting to see what the forum you posted the log in says. They can see more in a HJT log than we can see here with the ewido and spybot logs. Good luck and please be patient with whoever you posted the log to. All those forums are busy.

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by Early4 / March 19, 2007 6:22 AM PDT

Thanks so much. At least I know that what you've seen isn't the root of all this evilness.

I noticed that the forum is super busy. I'll use Firefox until I hear from them.

Really appreciated the time you took to review my information.


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by Marianna Schmudlach / March 19, 2007 8:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Issues

Hi Raven,

I found your log and I replied with instructions Wink

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(NT) You are welcome, You are in good hands.
by roddy32 / March 19, 2007 9:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Issues

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