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Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Shankle, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    How do I stop this popup from "linkbucks.com"?
    I have the URL if needed.
    Thanks
     
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  3. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thank you Cudni for helping.
    I created the sysinspector log but couldn't figure out
    how to submit it.
    However I went into the advanced mode: web & email,
    url address management and entered the two items.
    Time will tell if that stopped the nonsense. They will probably
    change one letter and send it again.
     
  4. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Adding the url to the url management did not stop the
    linkbucks popup.
     
  5. dwomack

    dwomack Eset Staff Account

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    If you have the SysInspector log saved somewhere you can easily find it, follow the link below to open a case with Customer Care and attach the log to your email.

    http://www.eset.com/us/support/contact
     
  6. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thank you for replying Dwomack.
    I found the Sysinspector report but am not forwarding it because
    it was generated when I was using the K-Meleon browser.
    I am now using "IRON" and the two offending popups have not
    occurred again. I still have the report if you want me to send it anyway.
     
  7. siljaline

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    Looks like a site that should be in your HOSTS File
     
  8. FanJ

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    Yep, it is included in the MVPS HOSTS file :)
    There are two entries for it:

    Code:
    127.0.0.1  ad3.linkbucks.com
    127.0.0.1  www.linkbucks.com
    
     
  9. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thanks for the responses.
    I tried messing with the hosts file once before and gave up.
    The cause was another annoying popup called heebiesjeebies.
    I am running windows 7 pro.
    Looking at what you posted siljaline it just looks way to complicated
    for me to handle.
    I've had looks of experience and still.......
     
  10. siljaline

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    Super Fanj :thumb:

     
  11. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    As noted to you already in this thread, what to do with a currently infected machine :ouch:

     
  12. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    I felt Brave today and install the MVPSs hosts file on my windows 7 pro computer. Things didn't quite work as directed from your post. The HOSTS.mvp file was never created. What I did was create a "jhosts" file in the C folder. Moved MVPS.zip there and unzipped it. Then I copied my HOSTS file to jhosts and renamed it to hosts.mvp. Then copied your hosts file to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc. So far things seem to be working ok.

    In my old HOSTS file I had three entries called: freestaffwold.com,
    FreeStuffWorld.com and FreeStaffWorld.com. I am really reluctant to make
    any changes to your HOSTS file. What do you suggest?
    Will next attempt the same thing on wiffies XP pro computer.

    I'm sure the MVPS HOSTS file gets updated from time to time. Where does one go to get ito_O?
    Thank you much Siljaline.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
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