bombarded with pop ups that cause freeze ups

bombarded with pop ups that cause freeze ups

Post by Chet » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 12:40:11

| For the past three weeks, I have been constantly annoyed
| with pop ups and ads. When I try to close them, my whole
| computer files I have open close. Some I can close,
| others will not close unless I hit ctrl alt& delete( this
| is when my browser closes also and my Gator Helper(form
| helper) closes also. I use Hotmail and Eudora for my e-
| mails. Also I have been getting a small screen which says
| it is updating; and then a download window opens(which are
| not microsoft). Anyone out there who could help me, I
| would be deeply appreciative.
| Lynn

It sounds as though you may have some type of spyware that's
calling home and updating itself. Get either Lavasoft's Ad-aware
or Spy-Bot's S&D (or both! sometimes one catches something the
other doesn't) and run a full system scan.

Also make sure your antivirus program is up-to-date and run it to
be safe.



bombarded with pop ups that cause freeze ups

Post by Bert Kinne » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 12:43:36

Hi Lynn

Search and destroy any installed SpyWare such as Gator:
Ad-aware and SpyBot are free multi spyware removal utility that scans
your memory, registry and hard drives for known spyware
components and lets you remove them safely.

SpybotSD - Spybot - Search & Destroy by PepiMK Software:

SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from ever
being installed.
SpywareBlaster is a non memory resident utility. It works by setting a "kill
bit" for the CLSIDs
of spyware ActiveX controls, it prevents the installation of any of them
from a webpage.

Here's some more information on Gator!!! #Gator

Bert Kinney [MS-MVP DTS]

"Lynn" wrote