Pop Up Madness

  Paxbrother 18:38 12 Sep 07

Hi all,

Recently had the Virus Protect Pro counterfeit spyware appear on my system tray, after buying Spyhunter in a panic and running numerous other free system checking apps to no effect managed to find reference on a forum to Smitfraudfix which successfully removed the icon, yet I still got pop ups.

Ran the program again, followed by AVG Anti-spyware, deleting Internet Explorer and installing Mozilla Firefox (all in safe mode, no transferral of temp/history files) followed by reboot, and I am STILL getting popups.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  mfletch 18:46 12 Sep 07

Hi, I have recommended SAS Superantispyware lots of times and it has not failed YET?

First Delete All Temp Internet Files and All Cookies,


Download this Free Antispyware {Superantispyware} Before using the Antispyware for the first time check for any updates.

click here

Hope this does the job,


  Paxbrother 18:53 12 Sep 07

Thank for the response, but already given that one a try. No system restore points are usable either, although now it appears after the combo of Firefox and removing internet explorer the pop ups have gone down in number, although I am experiencing random crashes of the browser.

  mfletch 18:58 12 Sep 07

Hi have you disabled your messenger service,

This can give you a lot of popup;s

Download and run this to disable the service or use msconfig {start up}

click here


  Mac70 19:08 12 Sep 07

If you want to register here
click here

and post a HijackThis log in this room
click here

Ill gladly clean you up.

  Paxbrother 20:06 12 Sep 07

Hi, just tried to install Hijackthis and got an error-

"f:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

An error occurred while trying to rename a file in the destination directory:
Movefile failed; code 5.
Access is denied.

Click retry to try again, Ignore to skip this file (not recommended), or Abort to cancel installation."

Any ideas?

  Mac70 20:20 12 Sep 07

Hi. Why dont you just start a new topic in the HijackThis forum I linked to. I saw you have registered there.
We can take it up from there.

  Paxbrother 22:12 12 Sep 07

click here

Thanks for the help in advance.

  Mac70 20:24 13 Sep 07

I have replied.

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