Is this malaware or pop-ups or what?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by M.T., Jan 8, 2006.

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    M.T. Guest

    Whenever I click on a line with google.com as my home page, I get many many
    windows opened such as
    http://new.trafficsector.com/
    www.click2begin.com

    I have pop-ups blocked in Internet Explorer.

    I have CA Security running on my PC, with firewall enabled. A daily check of
    the hard drive can find no viruses.
    CA Security is enabled for automatic updating.

    Thank you,

    Margaret
     
    M.T., Jan 8, 2006
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    Fred Guest

    Fred, Jan 8, 2006
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    M.T. Guest

    M.T., Jan 8, 2006
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    Pits Guest

    Fred in addition I would load spy ware blaster there is a new version
    out this week. It is unintrusive , free and works a treat in the
    background. Also ad aware from lava soft and MS anti spy.
    With that suite of tools and say another free app zone alarm

    That should give you a half way decent defence against the garbage
    getting in . With Zone alarm even if some of the little buggers slip
    though it should stop them phoning home etc.

    Once you load all those up :) do a back up then clean up by running
    search and destroy in safe mode with restore points turned off -------
    turn restore back on after reboot.And any cleaning

    Then grab a copy of c cleaner Crap cleaner neat little program that
    clears out the gunk and keeps machine tidy.

    After that visit here http://www.emsisoft.com/en/

    The a2 A squared FREE ware has caught a few that all the others missed.

    So a spring clean and set up of say half an hour (on a dial up)
    and fiddling about in my opinion may save you a heap of later puss & pain.

    The more experienced folk on here should be able to comment if I have
    bum drummed you.
    Good luck with it
    Cheers
    Pits
     
    Pits, Jan 8, 2006
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    Jollyrodgers Guest

    If this statement is true why do you need the others?

    There is safety then there is paranoia I think you are leaning
    toward the later.

    One good antivirus app and one "GOOD" antispyware app should do the job.

    I recommend NIS 2005 along with McAfee antispyware 2005.
    Others will have different opinions for varying reasons but the
    proof is in the results of the individual.
    I have had very good results with this combination.

    I will recomend this program.

    I would also use this one Lexun RegScrubXP
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2048



    You could always just not use the net, No chance of getting anything then.
     
    Jollyrodgers, Jan 8, 2006
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    Pits Guest

    In my experience one app catches what another does not.
    No------- but being in a remote area and needing the machines
    not easy to just jump in a vehicle and drive 900 km to the nearest
    computer shop. ounce of preevention better than a pound of cure.
    In a city yes
    --------------------- sigh one in every crowd .
     
    Pits, Jan 8, 2006
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  7. Pits committed to the eternal aether...:
    Please spare us. Of course, country people are special with special needs
    and require more protection. Things are different in regional Australia and
    all us bastards in the city just don't understand how special you are do
    they.
     
    Damien McBain, Jan 8, 2006
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    Alpha_77DX Guest

    Retard, all he is saying is he takes the "belt and braces" route, to be
    doubly sure.

    Do a google on spyware and you will find lots of experts recommending
    EXACTLY what he does, Adaware / Spybot / MS Antispyware along with Cleaner
    and A Squared which do other jobs.

    No one spyware program finds it all.

    Faaaaark.....
     
    Alpha_77DX, Jan 8, 2006
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    Whatcher? Guest

    Neither of the above are any good at all. They miss a great deal more than
    half of what is about - and I happen to like Mcafee antivirus, too and use
    it. Waste of time using them to get rid of spyware. You may as well put your
    faith in MS Antispyware if you think the above will work. All 3 equally a
    waste of time.

    What you really need is to run Adaware first, spybot second (after updating
    both) and not at the same time. When they are both finished and shit gone,
    get out HiJackThis and check out what is left. Once that is done, a great
    deal of it will be gone but of course there are so many other things going
    on without being detected, anyone thinking they are all gone is living in
    lala land.
     
    Whatcher?, Jan 8, 2006
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  10. Alpha_77DX committed to the eternal aether...:
    Yes, nothing wrong with that
    Nothing wring with that either
    He implied that because he's in the bush everything is somehow different,
    and this is the reason for the added precautions.

    In truth, it's more about browsing habits and personal preference.

    By the way, which hole did you just crawl out of? Or are you a regular fool
    with a new alias to escape your foolishness?
     
    Damien McBain, Jan 8, 2006
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    Jollyrodgers Guest

    A load of shit.
    The antispyware is good the antivirus is a piece of shit.
    The good old fords and holdens debate.

    Tried all of them, No better than running one good one.
    Anyone with half a brain doesn't need to.

    Monitoring your Task Manager, Network Traffic, browser Config
    and registry is a lot more effective.
    You should have stayed there.
     
    Jollyrodgers, Jan 10, 2006
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    Alpha_77DX Guest

    You have never lived a couple of hundred k's from a computer shop (at least
    one that knows what it's doing), have you?

    Country people can't nip down the shops and get whatever bit of gear we
    want, or a bit of advice on the latest problem. Out bush computer gurus are
    thin on the ground. I know, because around here people think I'm one, that's
    how bad it is.....

    And my hole is my hole, no other fools allowed.
     
    Alpha_77DX, Jan 10, 2006
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  13. Alpha_77DX committed to the eternal aether...:
    How would you know that?
    Gord, not another one
    QED.
     
    Damien McBain, Jan 10, 2006
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    Alpha_77DX Guest

    Um, because of your first reply to the original poster?

    "Please spare us. Of course, country people are special with special needs
    and require more protection. Things are different in regional Australia and
    all us bastards in the city just don't understand how special you are do
    they."
     
    Alpha_77DX, Jan 10, 2006
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    Whatcher? Guest

    You are and your posts prove it. No need to keep on confirming it for us.
    No, completely the opposite as a matter of fact and that post proves your
    level of "clueless".
     
    Whatcher?, Jan 10, 2006
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    Jollyrodgers Guest

    There are a lot of post saying exactly that about yourself.
     
    Jollyrodgers, Jan 11, 2006
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  17. Alpha_77DX committed to the eternal aether...:
    I do live in Perth now but you seem sure I've "never lived a couple of
    hundred k's from a computer shop (at least one that knows what it's doing".
     
    Damien McBain, Jan 11, 2006
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    Pitts Guest

    Well have a look where Gascoyne and Yalgoo are mate ------- then retract
    your dismissive statement while your at it, also Paynes Find and
    Sandstone. Then jump in your chariot and pay the fuel costs at up to
    $1.80 litre of go juice 2 ways plus the jigging about or costs

    As one chap said was only a belt and braces approach but your
    continual sniping and anti bush stance out in these parts may earn
    you a clip under the lug :) And then probably a couple of slabs and an
    invitation to fix all the iffy 'puters out in the places mentioned.

    Happy to organise a few home stays for your re-education:)

    To get back on topic here is a half interesting read on Malaware trends
    http://www.infosecwriters.com/text_resources/pdf/malware_DDanchev.pdf
     
    Pitts, Jan 11, 2006
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  19. Pitts committed to the eternal aether...:
    I'm not anti-bush (unless you're talking about George W), I'm anti the "I'm
    a victim I have special needs" mentality. If you want to live in a remote
    area, shit costs more (as it should) and is less accessible (as you would
    expect).

    And I don't "continuously snipe", I pick the mark quite carefully... :p
     
    Damien McBain, Jan 18, 2006
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