Help Ive been invaded

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  1. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Despite having AVG and google pop up blockers I seem to have been hacked by a web tracker that is bringing in pop ups, covering the subject I have just viewed on this site,
    If im reading an Insurance post the pop up is insurance based,if its a battery post, (excuse the pun) the pop up is for batteries I have scanned and nothings been found, any software out there that will sort it, without leaving behind somthing in its place
    Geo
     
  2. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Try Adblock it works for me

    Had lots of probs recently but I have recently switched from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox

    Once I got used to it, I found less adverts, less tracking cookies etc install their adblock plus

    Additionally there is a special "opt out" service

    Use this link ..... but make sure when you do it, that you go back and manually opt out of any that dont automatically work Here is the link
    Network Advertising Initiative



    Good luck
     
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    I use a program called "Anti Malware".
     
  5. JayDee

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    Hi Geo,
    I had a similar thing just last week :Doh:. I ran Malwarebytes' Antimalware free version and it cleared it out for me. Nothing else seemed to touch it - not even the paid for stuff :Angry:.

    Malwarebytes.org

    Worth a go anyway.

    John
     
  6. Tony Lee

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    Not sure if it will work because I don't ever get popups to try it on but right click somewhere in the popup and select properties or perhaps page source. That may give you a clue where they are originating form.
    Sure it is not Google. They are THE specialists in tagetted advertising
     
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    That's the business.Has sorted out hundreds of "infections".
     
  9. Road Runner

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    Blimey Geo with all these systems to install cant see Bedrock broadband being able to cope with all the spyware:Doh:
     
  10. G4GMO

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    Hi Geo

    I concur with a lot of the suggestions, best I've found so far and I try to keep up with changes to programs and threats as far as is possible and this is what I use:

    Comodo Internet Security, has firewall, anti-virus and defence+ (originally available as Comodo BoClean but no longer available seperately) which is supposed to be as good if not better than Spybot S&D and is all in one program and highly respected. Finjan for secure web browsing, slow but an extra level of surfing security and compatible with IE or Firefox, and Malwarebytes if anything significant gets through, which it hasn't so far. Mozilla firefox with pop up blocker on and add-on, Adblock already suggested and of course CCleaner.

    Good luck.
    J
     
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    try SUPERAntiSpyware

    Another really effective free program that will remove that infection is SUPERAntiSpyware. Download SUPERAntiSpyware from www.superantispyware.com. Either the Free or Pro Trial Edition will work fine.

    Run the install.exe file.

    Select “Scan Your Computer.”

    Select “Perform Complete Scan.”

    Follow the prompts to quarantine/remove the infected files.

    Make sure to reboot following the scan.
     
  13. Geo

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    Thanks all:thumb:
    looks like ill be busy for the next few hrs, there an absolute pain, I dont know who thinks we actually read the darn things because I dont wait to see what there giving away, there usualy so slow to load I just pop em :Doh:
     
  14. Forestboy

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    I've got the same infection had it for months tried all the advised programme's none of them able to get rid of it. We've found it in the programme list its called FAVORITE but has some sort of security built in so I can't even uninstall it.

    :Eeek::Eeek::cry::cry::shout: these are added for the benefit of the miseries :BigGrin:
     
  15. G4GMO

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    Forestboy & Geo

    If you still find it impossible to get rid of, Google something like "remove *****" whatever the problem is called. May come up with some instructions from other people who have had the same problem. You might need to right click on the link in favourites and look at its properties.

    Sounds like you would benefit from running HijackTHIS and posting the results |MG| HijackThis 1.99.1 Download . Don't do any fixes till you get a good idea from someone else what the results show in the Hijack log results as it is possible to trash your system. There may be something running on start up or hidden away somewhere.

    Problem is quite often removing what seems like the culprit won't solve your problem as it could be cleverly concealed in several places on your pc to regenerate on restarting the pc after removing parts of it. Been there done that. :cry:

    Good luck.
    J
     
  16. sinbad1

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    Sounds like a trojan addclicker designed to artificially generate traffic to certain Web sites. These Trojans send HTTP requests to simulate clicks on banner advertisements, or to inflate Web counter statistics.

    They are a low risk threat ;but still very annoying, high risk threats would do more than what you have described.

    Malwarebytes should sort it
    If after removing the trojan it returns on reboot.would also suggest disabling system restore.
    If a virus, worm, or Trojan infects a computer, System Restore may back up the virus, worm, or Trojan on the computer and when you reboot it simply reinstalls.

    You would need to enable system restore again
     
  17. Forestboy

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    Tried Malwarebytes ran for over an hour but did'nt remove FAVORITES it seems to be protected, tried right clicking on it for properties but blank.

    Will try Google for other ideas next.
     
  18. sinbad1

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    what do you get when you right click?

    can you rename then delete

    Try unlocker see if that will remove it for you
     
  19. G4GMO

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    Start your pc in safe mode and try deleting it.
     
  20. sasservice

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    updates

    Regardless as to what security software you are running (MalwareBytes and SUPERAntiSpyware are both effective and free) you need to make sure to update to the lastest "definitions" (the basic rules and guidelines your software uses to identify and remove the latest infections).

    If you are running a reputable anti-virus and/or anti-spyware software but have let your definitions grow old, even a very effective product may not find the latest infection variant.
     
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