IE Pop-ups

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jewelzz, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I've been using Mozilla but my daughter refuses to switch, she uses IE.

    I just did a clean install of XP. The 1st flippin thing she goes to install is Grokster (grrrr). Now my problem...

    If she stays logged on over night, when I get up in the morning there are several IE windows open, all pop-up ads. She doesn't have anything running when she's goes to bed except NAV and NIS, Grokster has been uninstalled (and it still happens), I've run Ad-Aware (found 17 items that have all been deleted). This only happens on her desktop, any ideas, suggestions? I don't want to reinstall XP again :(

    I'm running XP Pro
     
  2. Someone else talked about this last week. If you run Ad-aware it should fix your problem.
     
  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    As I already stated, I ran Ad-Aware and it hasn't fixed the problem. The computer has been rebooted umpteen times since then as she's having problems loading her stupid game :mad:

    Kids!!! They just don't listen when you say 'leave it, I'll take care of it when I get home or over the weekend' "mad"
     
  4. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Jewelzz - just a stab in the dark - woudl SpyBot help if ya ran it???
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Isn't spybot the same thing as Ad-Aware? That was the impression I got when everyone was upset that Lavasoft wasn't supporting Ad-Aware 5.x any longer.
     
  6. Hehe, sorry I just woke up and was still drowsy. If you run 'msconfig' from the run command box, is there anything under the 'Startup' tab or maybe the 'Services' tab that looks suspicious?
     
  7. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Dunno samwisefoxburr. I'm still at work but will look at that when I get home.
     
  8. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Spy Bot Search and Destroy and AdAware are different programs and depending on who you talk to - results in which is best. It can't hurt to run it:

    Download here
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What about a popup stopper?
     
  10. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Thanx damnyank, I'll download and try it tonight when I get home.

    Hipster, I'm using Adshield with IE.
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If it is a fresh install you could try repairing IE. It might remove whatever is going on.

    Try this first>
    Start/Run/regsvr32 urlmon.dll

    then try>
    MS
     
  12. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    Reinstall Grokster. Uninstall Gator, Offer Companion, SaveNow, and Grokster Ads Support. Then Uninstall Grokster. Run Ad-Aware to get rid of the junk it couldn't find.
    Might want to check C:\Program Files\Common Files for spyware junk too.
     
  13. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Thanx Hipster. I'll try those tonight if I'm not too tired :huh:
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    download the zip I have attached.

    open it, run it.

    take a look at what it finds, and delete wht you don't like.

    I know dy is gonna ask what this is.

    it's called highjack this.

    it finds all the extensions on your browser, and removes them as you chosse
     
  15. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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  16. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    How on earth did you get that when just coming back from a fresh install? :eek:
     
  17. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    F**king Grokster probably :mad:
     
  18. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Pita Pita Pita *shakes head* :D
     
  19. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    So Speedy_B finally brainwashed you? :p
     
  20. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Heh, she was standing behind me "How did we get that?" DOH!!!!