Pop ups

  ericstoe 20:01 21 Jun 2005

i seem to be getting dozens of popups related to spyware warnings, registry clean ups etc all with Microsoft internet explorer in the title. I have adaware and skybot and each time I run them(within 24 hrs0 they are finding >60 items. I delete these and have done a Macafee virus check but still get the pop ups. Any suggestions gratefully received. Running XP.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:05 21 Jun 2005

In case you haven't do this......click here

Turn off system restore and empty ALL the files in C:Windows/Prefetch.

Run CCleaner click here and delete ALL it finds.

Scan your computer with MS Antispy and delete all it finds....click here

Do a scan with your updated AV (just a check really).

Turn sys restore back on and set a restore point.


  ericstoe 20:23 21 Jun 2005

call me dozy but I have forgotten how to switch off my system restore

  VoG II 20:26 21 Jun 2005
  ericstoe 15:30 25 Jun 2005

Thanks for all this, i have tried it all but am still getting the popups and my computer is running slowly. I also keep getting a new desktop which says 'launch derbiz' and this is constantly trying to get a connection to the net. Also I thought about doing a system restore but only have restore points from 21/6 and this will not help. Any other suggestions

  p;3 15:42 25 Jun 2005

an idea; click here try running this program;see if you run clear?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:56 25 Jun 2005

Run the following first and then run the second link.
click here

click here


  ericstoe 00:24 26 Jun 2005

Gandalf, Thanks for these but when I try to run it is saying it will not as I am not the administrator, yet I am!!! Also can you recommend a good freebie firewall. I have macafe but it is giving me all sorts of problems and i have lost patience with it.

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