Wierd Web Browsing Problem

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  1. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't know if this belongs here or the Tech Support Forum (not technically related to the boards).... But for the past 2 nights this wierd pop-up shows up seemingly randomly that links to this site:

    *Link removed - 2005 Staff*


    This link I was getting was actually going striaght to a download of the service.

    I have no idea what this "service" is. The other one I got was for a VirusScan service (same type of thing). I use Mcafee as my AV. I don't recall (nor does my wife) installing anything recently that would have brought this on (Quickbooks 2006 was the last thing added to my system).

    I did a virus scan and nothing showed up. I have no idea what this is or how to get rid of it (ie stop it from showing up all the time).

    Has anyone had something similar? If so... how do I fix this from being a continual problem?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    run hijackthis to see what all is crawling around your computer.
     
  3. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Woah! if you have IE, DONT open that link, Im using IE7 right now and it just stoped it from downloading something. so be careful.

    ..and I have not had that pop up at all, and Ive been using Firefox most of the time. What browser are you using? using any anti spyware?
     
  4. Aberration

    Aberration Templar Rodimus

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  5. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    adaware kicks ass.
     
  6. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    While its on the topic, anybody know of any good free anti-spyware becides Defender, Spybot, or Ad-Aware?
     
  7. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Quoted for truth.

    And AVG Anti-Virus is much better than McAfee/Norton Anti-Virus.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    ^not to mention cheaper. :p 
     
  9. Greyryder

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    I'm on Firefox, and it still tried to force a scan/download. It pops up little error boxes, when you close out the page, about not having run a scan yet. Even telling it to cancel, still causes it to try to force a download.

    I'd run full AdAware, Spybot S&D, and Hijack This! scans.
     
  10. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Ah! FF too. I assumed it might be an activeX thing, but I guess its not. In any event, best not to open the thing I think.
     
  11. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    Found this link about system doctor: http://virusinfo.prevx.com/pxparall.asp?PXC=14de20434747

    Systemdoctor looks like an anti-malware program but its clearly malware itself.

    I second AVG; I've been running it for a few months and have stayed virus and malware free for equally as long. Free is a great price too.

    If a combination of removal tools doesn't work you may want to try a system restore (by default, you can browse to it by Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools). This should be your second-to-last measure. You basically restore your computer to the state it was in on a given date. I used it once for a super-nasty virus that couldn't be killed. I've heard other success stories too. Unfortunately you uninstall everything else done in that time period as well.
     
  12. Boardwise

    Boardwise is scary - Sig Killer - M Super Mod

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    I've removed the link as it looked like some kind of malware site.

    My advice is to start running virus-check, adware programs and anything else that has been posted here to root out the problem.

    Hope you get it fixed.
     

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