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    Default Problem Viewing this board

    I seems that when ever a start up my computer (from being shut off, not hibernating) and access this page I get several popup ads for something called WinFix. These ads are made to look like the "program" is scanning my pc and finding errors.

    Naturally I assumed that this was a virus or something bad and just closed the popups. But they keep comming back.

    I installed the latest version of ad-aware and ran it but the popups are back. Also, norton finds no viruses.

    My question is, what anti-spyware program should I look into getting? Does anyone alse have this problem?

    Relevant info:

    Dell Inspiron 1150
    Windows XP Professional
    Internet Explorer (the newest version)
    DSL high speed internet

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    You have spyware. This site has no popups. Sounds like you may have a trojan or hijacker. You can try the various anti-spyware programs (Ad aware, Spysweeper, etc) but you will have to run them in safe mode because those programs can't delete an active program.
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    BTW, try using FireFox. It's immune to hijackers (for now)
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    The safe-mode idea worked. Thanks.

    I think i'll try this FireFox everyone is talking about.

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    use spybot too. Most spyware ridden computers dont last a really long time against adware. Adware just erases or removes the file. It dosent "fix" them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack
    use spybot too. Most spyware ridden computers dont last a really long time against adware. Adware just erases or removes the file. It dosent "fix" them.
    Spybot also has a strat-up menu options so you can easily edit your start-up file. I only use Spybot Ad-aware AVG Virus scan and sygate fire wall, all are free from www.download.com I refuse to pay for software to keep my PC clean, I wont go into the reasons here. but try these you'll never buy another protection software.

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    AVG antivirus from free.grisoft.com and microsoft anti-spyware from microsoft.com/downloads Both programs are free and update on a regular basis. I use both of these in my shop and on clients pc's. One note microsofts anti-spyware will only work on win 2000 and newer.For the older operating systems i recommend spybot.

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    I just tryed the microsoft anti-spyware (in safe mode) and it picked up five things that ad-aware missed. So I guess microsoft is the way to go.

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