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LTfan4life
05-13-2005, 08:17 PM
I have been having problems with my computer lately. I have constant pop ups, despite having a pop up blocker. I always get a blue pop up from e.rn11.com that says "you may be experiencing spyware problems on your computer" and it wants to scan my PC. I believe it may just add spyware, so I did not have it scan my computer. Are there any programs out there that can get me frid of this problem? And how much will it cost? I've heard there are free programs from downloads.com but I don't know what to search. Please help!!! :( :( :(

mgpretzel
05-13-2005, 08:25 PM
I have a Pop up "killer" and a Pop up blocker for just the internet. I think the blocker is from like google. it is the Google toolbar or something. that works good. So I never see any pop-ups!:D But that thing say you have spywear is just an ad. don't do it!!! I had a friend that accidently did it. it just kept doing pop ups it would let him do anything else!

LTfan4life
05-13-2005, 08:26 PM
How/where do you get a pop up "killer"???

mgpretzel
05-13-2005, 08:39 PM
How/where do you get a pop up "killer"???

I don't know. But the Pop up blocker works well.


Do you get these pop ups just when your surfin the internet or all the time???

LTfan4life
05-13-2005, 08:41 PM
I don't know. But the Pop up blocker works well.
Do you get these pop ups just when your surfin the internet or all the time???

I always get a blue pop up from http://www.e.rn11.com it asks if I want to test my computer for Spyware. I have a pop up blocker, but it gets around it.

mgpretzel
05-13-2005, 08:50 PM
Sorry man I really don't know that much about computers. I only know sog stuff. lol. All I know is that my dad has installed so much security stuff on our computer that I can't see animation!!!! So the thing I suggest to look for would be the Pop up killer. that what it is called..

Boltfan92153
05-13-2005, 09:19 PM
My dad bought some thing you install and it stopped coming maybe that would work. Mgpretzel, you know so much about the sigs and all, I thought you knew alot about computers

mgpretzel
05-13-2005, 09:34 PM
My dad bought some thing you install and it stopped coming maybe that would work. Mgpretzel, you know so much about the sigs and all, I thought you knew alot about computers

LOL!!! I get that alot. I know basic stuff about computers. but when it comes to do with stuff about sigs! and pics! I know a lot. I think? lol. Heck it never hurts to ask. Sometimes I suprise myself

SDRaiderH8er
05-14-2005, 07:47 AM
ZDNet (http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3150-8022-0.html?tag=dir)

There are some free ones, and there are some that you have to pay for, and obviously the ones you pay for will do a much better job, but go thru here, look for the programs that look for Adaware, and Spyware,download it, then run those programs, they will help get rid of the trojan horse that you have found. You need to do both, Adaware will only look for certain things, and Spybot will only look for certain things.

Also try typing in that link on Goggle or yahoo, sometimes someone else has had the same problem, and they can tell you what they did to get rid of it. Sometimes you can download something that will do it for you, some of that garbage goes deep into your register!

Hopefully this will help.

SwingingFriar
05-14-2005, 08:00 AM
Get Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org) It has a built in popup blocker. You can also install the AdBlock plug-ins to filter out ads on web pages (including Chargers.com :D) As a heads up, there has been a few security holes found in Firefox lately, but still, I would trust it over Microsuck's Internet Explorer any day!

Use AdAware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/) AND Spybot-Search&Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/) to scan your computer regularly for spyware. They are both free :) I haven't use it, but I've heard good thing about HijackThis (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html) as well.



Here's the link to a free virus scanner (http://www.grisoft.com) that I'm using. It has the web update feature to keep you up-to-date :)

SDRaiderH8er
05-14-2005, 08:30 AM
I have tried those pop up blockers, now then lets say you try and vote on a website, then when you try and get the results, I couldnt get them, that pop up blocker would not allow it.

SwingingFriar
05-14-2005, 08:37 AM
I have tried those pop up blockers, now then lets say you try and vote on a website, then when you try and get the results, I couldnt get them, that pop up blocker would not allow it.

Firefox has option so that you can create exceptions to allow pop-ups on certain websites. I'm not sure about the popup blocker that you're using though.

LTfan4life
05-14-2005, 09:46 AM
Wow...I downloaded the ZDnet program, and it works very well. If I have any other trouble, I'll be sure to check out the other programs you guys suggested. Thanks a million! :Beer: :Bolt:

C}{ARG3R
05-14-2005, 10:13 AM
Spybot Search & Destroy is the best one I've ever come across. I use it all the time and works very well. I've used Ad-Aware a lot, a while back but found that you can do so much more with Spybot S&D that you really don't need Ad-Aware. Either of the 2 will work but I would highly recommend Spybot.

ColonelLightstar
05-14-2005, 10:41 AM
Get Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org) It has a built in popup blocker. You can also install the AdBlock plug-ins to filter out ads on web pages (including Chargers.com :D) As a heads up, there has been a few security holes found in Firefox lately, but still, I would trust it over Microsuck's Internet Explorer any day!

Use AdAware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/) AND Spybot-Search&Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/) to scan your computer regularly for spyware. They are both free :) I haven't use it, but I've heard good thing about HijackThis (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html) as well.



Here's the link to a free virus scanner (http://www.grisoft.com) that I'm using. It has the web update feature to keep you up-to-date :)

SwingingFriar and I use the same set up on our computers. Firefox is awesome, although there are some websites that I go to where it freaks out and I use IE in that case. Ad-aware and Spybot make sure I never get a nasty piece of spyware that causes popups or anything. Also, AVG is a handy anti-virus program as well. I'll highly recommend those pieces of software to anyone who wants their computer completely safe. :)

thehotdelancey
05-14-2005, 12:34 PM
Get Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org) It has a built in popup blocker. You can also install the AdBlock plug-ins to filter out ads on web pages (including Chargers.com :D) As a heads up, there has been a few security holes found in Firefox lately, but still, I would trust it over Microsuck's Internet Explorer any day!

Use AdAware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/) AND Spybot-Search&Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/) to scan your computer regularly for spyware. They are both free :) I haven't use it, but I've heard good thing about HijackThis (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html) as well.



Here's the link to a free virus scanner (http://www.grisoft.com) that I'm using. It has the web update feature to keep you up-to-date :)
I use adaware. The guy who invented it should be a saint. it works great.

geekster
05-14-2005, 01:02 PM
I have been having problems with my computer lately. I have constant pop ups, despite having a pop up blocker. I always get a blue pop up from e.rn11.com that says "you may be experiencing spyware problems on your computer" and it wants to scan my PC. I believe it may just add spyware, so I did not have it scan my computer. Are there any programs out there that can get me frid of this problem? And how much will it cost? I've heard there are free programs from downloads.com but I don't know what to search. Please help!!! :( :( :(

I can vouch that AdAware will take care of that for you - have been running it since they first came out with it over in Germany.. I also have been running the FireFox web browser as my "default" browser for a *long* time now - and prefer it over MickeySoft's IE by far... Good stuff and lots of plugins for things like spelling checkers, etc.

Hope you also have a good Virus protection program and routinely update the virus definitions for it. It just doesn't pay to "run naked" around the Internet these days.

Warm Regards,
-=dave=-

SDRaiderH8er
05-14-2005, 02:48 PM
Firefox has option so that you can create exceptions to allow pop-ups on certain websites. I'm not sure about the popup blocker that you're using though.It was one of those generic programs. And I had tried 2 different ones, so I figured they all did it.

Thanks for the info.

SDRaiderH8er
05-14-2005, 02:53 PM
I use adaware. The guy who invented it should be a saint. it works great.But I have been told you need to run both, as both programs look for different things, and together, they get just about everything. So if you run just 1 program, you are only halfway protected.

Plus both of those programs are free, and are not used on a trial basis. I get regular notices to upgrade, and I have not had a problem.

IgorUnchained
05-14-2005, 05:30 PM
I can vouch that AdAware will take care of that for you - have been running it since they first came out with it over in Germany.. I also have been running the FireFox web browser as my "default" browser for a *long* time now - and prefer it over MickeySoft's IE by far... Good stuff and lots of plugins for things like spelling checkers, etc.

Hope you also have a good Virus protection program and routinely update the virus definitions for it. It just doesn't pay to "run naked" around the Internet these days.

Warm Regards,
-=dave=-

I use the Firefox Browser and Adaware from Lavasoft as well.....I am much happier and have no pop ups except when I am in Internet Explorer for my Email.

Dan40
05-15-2005, 01:52 AM
Here's what I am currently using:

Browser: Mozilla Firefox (kills most pop-ups)
Spyware detector: Adaware
Virus detector: Housecall antivirus by Trend Micro (free cleaning at housecall.trendmicro.com)
Firewall: Kerio Personal, free if you don't use it for business. www.kerio.com

geekster
05-15-2005, 02:17 AM
OBTW, user SwingingFriar posted the following link (down in the feedback area):

The 46 Best-ever Freeware utilities (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm)

Its a pretty good page and appears fairly well up to date. Worth a peek IMHO. I would caution, however, that you review the "System Requirements" for any of those you are interested in prior to attempting an install.

-=dave=-

wilrab
05-15-2005, 11:14 AM
I have tried those pop up blockers, now then lets say you try and vote on a website, then when you try and get the results, I couldnt get them, that pop up blocker would not allow it.

With a couple of popup blockers I have come across you can hold the ctrl button when clicking on a link to override the block.

spysnipedis
05-25-2005, 07:12 PM
Hijackthis is the best. Use it wisely.

Dory
06-04-2005, 05:14 PM
I have been having problems with my computer lately. I have constant pop ups, despite having a pop up blocker. I always get a blue pop up from e.rn11.com that says "you may be experiencing spyware problems on your computer" and it wants to scan my PC. I believe it may just add spyware, so I did not have it scan my computer. Are there any programs out there that can get me frid of this problem? And how much will it cost? I've heard there are free programs from downloads.com but I don't know what to search. Please help!!! :( :( :(

YEs! So I am having the same issues! Is there someone there who can help out with this. I have excellent adware programs, but they are not detecting this program? Perhaps this is something new that the comp geeks have not seen? lol - Well please let me know if there is anything that you can tell me about this e.rn11.com bit! And buddy ! The one who wrote the quoted post ? Don't click any of that. That's a great way to have your system riddled with *! :D
Typing around the language filter is a violation of this forums rules. -Moderator

PhillyFan
06-05-2005, 09:52 AM
I have Spybot Search and Destroy, NoAds, Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta, and Adaware installed and running on my computer. I have been pretty much spyware, and pop up free for almost 6 months now.

FanSince1979
06-05-2005, 03:57 PM
I recommend following these steps to everyone who has a PC. 90% of computers have malware on their PC, and many are unaware of it.

Unfortunately there is no all-in-one malware removal program.

The easiest way to fix the problem is by re-imaging your PC, and installing the programs listed below to prevent malware in the future. However, if you want to do it the hard way, Iíve written the steps I take to get rid of malware.

I have to use most, if not all, of the following programs to clean up PC's:
- Norton Anti-virus
- Ad-Aware http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5
- CCleaner http://www.download.com/CCleaner/3000-2144_4-10378809.html?tag=lst-0-1
- Microsoft AntiSpyware http://www.download.com/Microsoft-Windows-AntiSpyware/3000-8022_4-10353596.html?tag=lst-0-1
- Scan Spyware http://www.scanspyware.net
- Spybot - Search & Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
- Spyware Blaster http://www.download.com/SpywareBlaster/3000-8022_4-10372089.html?tag=lst-6-9
- syscleanDirections: http://www.trendmicro.com/ftp/products/tsc/readme.txt
Put the following two files in the same directory:
http://www.trendmicro.com/ftp/products/tsc/sysclean.com
latest pattern file lpt$vpn.XXX from http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp
- HijackThis (For advanced users only) http://www.download.com/HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10379544.html?tag=lst-0-7
- Dr. DeleteDirections: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,7374516
Download: http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/387897~efbe5f139ddc8d43a72aff9cc6340c23/DrDeleteExeandSourceRARSFX.zip (http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/387897%7Eefbe5f139ddc8d43a72aff9cc6340c23/DrDeleteExeandSourceRARSFX.zip)
Here are the steps I take to remove Malware on Windows XP:

Note: I would like to use Spysweeper (http://www.webroot.com/products/spysweeper/) (highly recommend) and/or CounterSpy (http://www.sunbelt-software.com/CounterSpy.cfm), but I donít like spending $ ;)

Enable Show Hidden Files and Folders, Directions: http://www.xtra.co.nz/help/0,,4155-1916458,00.html

Update Windows XP to Service Pack 2 and install all Microsoft security updates. (Click start => Windows Update)

Install every program listed above, and update them all!

Turn System Restore off. (Right-click My Computer => select Properties => Click tab System restore => Put check mark in Turn off System Restore on all drives

Click start => Run => Type msconfig => click ok => select Diagnostic Startup - load basic devices and services only => click ok.

Reboot PC into Safe Mode. During Reboot press F8 after hearing your computer beep once, but before the Windows icon appears.

Run the programs in the following order (Write down all spyware, trojans, and viruses found)
- Hijack This (Use this wisely. But donít worry too much, if you delete registry keys that shouldnít have been deleted, most likely the worse that will happen is you will need to re-install a program or two.
- Microsoft AntiSpyware
- Ad-Aware
- Spybot - Search & Destroy
- CCleaner
- Scan Spyware
- Spyware Blaster
- Norton Anti-virus
- sysclean (Takes a long time for this program to run, but it is worth it.)

Now you will need to do some work on your own.

Believe it or not, if you run the above programs a second time, they will probably find malware again. So, that is what you will do, run the programs again, but this time be sure to WRITE DOWN every bad thing found. Now these bad things are found by the programs, but they won't be fixed by the programs. No matter if the programs inform you that they have been fixed. So you will have to type of name of the harmful files into google and search for directions and programs designed for the specific malicious files. For example, CWShredder specifically removes Cool Web http://www.download.com/CWShredder/3000-8022_4-10349879.html?tag=lst-0-1

Use Dr. Delete to get rid of files that Windows won't let you delete manually.

Reboot

Click start => Run => Type msconfig => click ok => select Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services => click ok.

Use your computer for a while and let Microsoft Antispyware monitor Windows. If there are still harmful files on your PC they will try to add themselves to startup. Microsoft Antispyware will catch that. Write down the name of the harmful file and tell Microsoft Antispyware to block the action. Then Google search the name of the file found and follow directions found on Internet.

Turn System Restore on. (Right-click My Computer => select Properties => Click tab System restore => Remove check mark in Turn off System Restore on all drives

Now that you have gone through all this trouble, make a promise to yourself to never use Internet Explorer again. Install and use Mozilla, instead of Internet Explorer, to save yourself from a lot of future problems: http://www.mozilla.org/

Good luck. Every PC has unique problems, but these steps should work 90% of the time.