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Jewelzz

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#1
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
 
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samwisefoxburr

Guest
#2
Someone else talked about this last week. If you run Ad-aware it should fix your problem.
 

Jewelzz

OSNN Godlike Veteran
#3
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"
 

Jewelzz

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#5
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.
 
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samwisefoxburr

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#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?
 

Jewelzz

OSNN Godlike Veteran
#7
Originally posted by samwisefoxburr
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?
Dunno samwisefoxburr. I'm still at work but will look at that when I get home.
 
#12
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.
 

Perris Calderon

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Political User
#14
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
 

Grandmaster

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Political User
#19
Originally posted by Jewelzz
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
So Speedy_B finally brainwashed you? :p
 

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