# 10 popups per second

#### JamesU

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So I start getting about 10 popups per second(popping up in IE, which I thought I had deleted) so I go to my computer, and I have at least 20 files that are certainly spyware. I'm able to delte al but 2, but the other ones I don't have access to:grumpy: :grumpy:

I restart the computer in safe mode and I delete the files...the I restart regularly and I go back to my computer. When I click on C:\ nothing happens...then I get a "This program is not respoding" message so I close it(which takes 5 minutes for some reason) and he popups kept coming up...when I close everything...I have no icons on my desktop!!! so I restart again

So I still got the popups so I went to get MS Antispyware, which has been replaced with Windows Defender Beta 2...so I download it, perform a scan(which gets incredibly annoying because everytime it finds something, a diologue box pops up saying it found something, then asks me if I want to restart, even though the scan isn't complete). So by the time the scan is done it found 10+ files which I deleted...then it asks me to restart the computer...so I do, again:grumpy:

So when I restart my computer, I keep getting annoying dialogue boxes from Windows Defender and then I realize, that I can no longer connect the internet, because my connection has "limited or no connectivity"(which is not true, sinci I am typing this from my parents computer which has been able to connect just fine)

So I delete windows defender...but I still can't connect to the internet...and to top it off I spilled Dr. Pepper on my iPod(which is still working ) but it got under the couch where(not to my knowledge) there were some previously dry paper towels(don't ask me how they got there) which ended up covered in hair and all that crap under the couch....

so....

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#### dav2008

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:rofl: Were you the one who posted asking how to uninstall Internet Explorer?

#### Pengwuino

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Stop going to disney's website

#### JamesU

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The only person on this forum who's been to the Disney website is Zz

#### heartless

A few rules for not getting spyware in internet explorer:
Don't go on porn websites
Don't go on warez websites
Don't go on serialz/crackz websites
Use firefox for any other websites. At least this will save you from some spywares

If you really try to remove all the spywares without reinstalling the system try some good applications, like Autoruns, which let's you remove most of the spywares from autorun, Sec Task Menager, kills processes, KillBox removes spywares which you cannot, Hijackfree, And then just kill the rest out with some good spyware remove-tool like I don't know any. Maybe you'll remove all of them, but some spyware writers use very good techniques in preventing you from doing it all, why do you use windows anyway?

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no replies...?

I replied :)

#### JamesU

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I don't use IE, but my parents still do for some reason unkown to me...

teach'em not to

#### JamesU

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I tried, but now...

HTF am I supposed to connect back to the wireless network?!>!>!>!>@>#>$#?! #### heartless use the programs above to remove the spywares from your computer, then restart, and if you still don't get any internet, try whether you get from your parents. From yours, send a ping, and then do netstat and see whether other applications are currently connected to the net #### heartless yomamma said: HTF am I supposed to connect back to the wireless network?!>!>!>!>@>#>$#?!
Doesn't your windows detect the connectiong itself?

#### JamesU

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yes, but it says "limited or no connectivity"

#### Moonbear

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Are you looking for sympathy, or actual advice on how to fix your computer? If you want advice/help, we can move this thread into the computers forum.

#### JamesU

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I am now looking for advice, so yes, it would be okay to mov it to the computers forum

#### scott1

I don't think microsoft will let you remove IE as long as you use windows on your computer.

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#### pallidin

Be aware of this:
The removal of spyware can be a difficult process. The #1 mistake is that the user forgets to turn-off "System Restore" prior to the "cleanup", as much spyware, viruses, etc... clones itself into the hidden System Restore partition, thus re-infecting during reboot.

Secondly, some forms of malware CANNOT be removed by "clean-up" scanners. Those have to be removed "manually" through Registry hacking, which can consist of performing over 100 specific registry hacks to get rid of it. Under those conditions, computer security experts recommend that you do not do this, but rather take a deep breath and proceed on a path of reformat and OS re-installation.

#### gnome

If you're going to reinstall your OS, you should first use a program like eraser http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/faq.php [Broken]
or killdisk http://www.killdisk.com/
to completely delete everything on your disk(s). Some malware can survive through ordinary reformatting.

Download the program & follow instructions for erasing the hard disk completely. (You will make a bootable floppy disk with the erasing program on it, then boot with that floppy & wipe everything off the hard disk, and then do a clean install of your OS.)

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#### Pengwuino

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Is yomamma still alive?

#### Anttech

Some malware can survive through ordinary reformatting.

#### Mattara

Do a system restore.

#### ksle82

Yomama, here's what you need to do:
Salvage whatever data u can and reformat and restore windows.
Install Norton systemworks on your comp
DON'T use IE, use FIREFOX

I have not gotten any virus or malwares since i use norton systemworks. This is pretty much the only protection i use for my computer.
Who still use IE these days. IE is so 90's.

#### larkspur

yomamma said:
I don't use IE, but my parents still do for some reason unkown to me...
Would they notice if you changed the target of the IE icon to point to FireFox instead of IE? They would still click the blue e and get to the Internet. I had to do that for my mom. I tried deleting the IE icon from her desktop and quick launch but then she kept saying her Internet was "gone" and couldn't remember what icon I told her to use. So I gave her back her eand she surfs more safely with FireFox.