HELP please

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by gravity, Jul 26, 2003.

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  1. gravity

    gravity Guest

    I downloaded the spywareblaster program a few days ago and ever since have been getting popups every few minutes saying that my harddrive is vulnerable to hackers and I need to go to endads.com to fix it. I know it's an ad that I've somehow downloaded, but I can't find it with adaware, spywareblaster, or norton. I'm assuming it came with the spywareblaster because it started happening as soon as I d/l the prog.

    How can I get rid of the irritating popups? If it's some kind of money generating thing for WS, please get rid of it.
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi gravity,

    Take a look here first: How to get rid of Messenger spam

    If those are not the ones you are receiving;
    could you post your HijackThis log
    Download, Unzip and run HijackThis, Then click Scan > Save log, save the log as a .txt file and copy & paste its content into your next post.
    Don´t fix anything yet. Most of what it finds is harmless.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. gravity

    gravity Guest

    That was the problem

    I d/l the shootthemessenger program and it appears to have solved the problem. I just got my pc and did not know about the windows messenger. How is microsoft successful when all their programs suck?

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Gravity
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi gravity,

    Let's say it's not the software, but the default settings that are inadequate. ;)

    Glad we could help,

    Pieter
     
  5. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    >How is microsoft successful when all their programs suck?
    Exactly for that reason: millions of people using that same software to discuss it, test it, and talk more about it.
    If it's just good you hear nobody!
    How much will MS gain from the phonecompanies for our connectiontime and data traffic for all that?
    They all make money from our discomfort!
     
  6. 3st3ban

    3st3ban Registered Member

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    im brand new here but have you tried spybot s&d??
    it seems to work wonders for me.
     
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