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  1. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

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    Anyone know of any good ones, I already run Ad-aware, Hijackthis, Sbybot Search and Destroy, and Stinger. I still get popups for, ironically, firewall protection and other spyware detectors, lol. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    netscape
    mozilla
    opera
    konquerer

    Just about anything but IE for browsing has a built in pop-up blocker.

    DanH
     
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    pesticidal Eh? CLM

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    use firefox it has a built in pop up blocker.
     
  7. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

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    I am trying the Google toolbar. Do I have to go to pages through the google toolbar for the blocker to work, or can I still use the address bar?
     
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    You can still use the address bar. Your browser will fuction just as it always does. If for some reason you want to allow a popup you can either hold the ctrl key while the page loads or you can click the button that shows the number of blocked popups and reload the page.
     
  9. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

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    Well, that didn't work. I still get the same 2 popups, one for winantivirus (www.winantivirus,com) and one for stopguard (www.stopguard,com) this is very annoying, as they always seem to pop up when I am trying to "submit" something (like sending an email), and I get an error page, and everything I wrote gets erased. Any other suggestions?
     
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    You're still infected with spyware, run hijackthis again and post the log here.
     
  11. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

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    Here it is.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 1:31:33 AM, on 9/17/2004
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\addins\vssmsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\Desktop\HijackThis19802.exe

    O2 - BHO: CATLEvents Object - {77849D67-5672-4B68-93E2-CCEFF1E3949E} - C:\DOCUME~1\Robert\LOCALS~1\Temp\cvsmssv.dat
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [STOPzilla] "C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\Stopzilla.exe" /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [*vssmsvc] C:\WINDOWS\addins\vssmsvc.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*vssmsvc] C:\WINDOWS\addins\vssmsvc.exe rerun
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O16 - DPF: {CA034DCC-A580-4333-B52F-15F98C42E04C} (Downloader Class) - http://www.stopzilla.com/_download/Auto_Installer/dwnldr.cab

    Whenever I have ran it in the past, I just delete everything (of course I have it backed up), and nothing changes. Thanks for any help!!!
     
  12. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

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    I see lots of Stopzilla stuff, but I uninstalled it. Weird.
     
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    Reboot into safe mode and run hijackthis again. To get into safe mode press F8 while the computer starts. It should then give you the option to boot under safe mode.


    Remove:
    C:\WINDOWS\addins\vssmsvc.exe --not sure what these are, but it seems too fishy.

    O2 - BHO: CATLEvents Object - {77849D67-5672-4B68-93E2-CCEFF1E3949E} - C:\DOCUME\Robert\LOCALS\Temp\cvsmssv.dat

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [STOPzilla] "C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\Stopzilla.exe" /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [*vssmsvc] C:\WINDOWS\addins\vssmsvc.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*vssmsvc] C:\WINDOWS\addins\vssmsvc.exe rerun

    O16 - DPF: {CA034DCC-A580-4333-B52F-15F98C42E04C} (Downloader Class) - http://www.stopzilla.com/_download/...ller/dwnldr.cab



    After you remove these, go to C:\Program Files\ and delete the STOPzilla! folder

    Also go to C:\DOCUME\Robert\LOCALS\Temp\ and delete cvsmssv.dat

    reboot and run hijackthis again. Post the log after you run it the second time so we can make sure you cleared everything up.
     
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    I use this and it works well. It's called another IE popup killer. aiepk2
     
  15. Tennessee Slim

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    I've been using Panicware's Pop-Up Stopper Pro with IE about a year and it's decent. The most common problem is it sometimes shuts down pages I wanted to open. You can override the protection on a case-by-case basis, and it has a configurable "white list" of allowable pop-ups. Even though I have no 'home page' in IE, Pop-Up Stopper still will kill it sporadically when I try to open another copy. Nuisance.

    However, for about 6 months I've been doing 90% of my surfing with Firefox. It's not as stable as IE but it's native pop-up stopper is more goof-proof than IE with a 3rd-party add-on.
     
  16. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

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    O2 - BHO: CATLEvents Object - {77849D67-5672-4B68-93E2-CCEFF1E3949E} - C:\DOCUME~1\Robert\LOCALS~1\Temp\cvsmssv.dat
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*vssmsvc] C:\WINDOWS\addins\vssmsvc.exe rerun
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html

    There it is now. I went and tried to delete the cvmssv.dat file, but could not find it.
     
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    Are the popups gone or are you still having problems?
     
  18. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

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    Just got home. I will post here after some surfing tonight if I am still having problems. Thanks so much for the help you guys have already rendered!
     
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    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

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    Yep, still here. Here is one of the websites that keeps popping up:

    http://www.stopguard.com/?aid=vtstop&lid=

    This time I could tell it was coming. As I was typing the computer could not keep up, and then when I pressed "submit" BAM, there it was, in all it's glory. This is starting to be VERY annoying. And I have NEVER surfed porn, which is where everyone says you get all this stuff. Is that true, or an urban legend?
     
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    This is a bandaid, not a fix, but it might help. Next time you get a popup, take note of the domain. If the URL says:
    http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=287601,
    all you need to note is glocktalk.com. Then open your ‘hosts’ file. It’ll be in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc. Add a line at the bottom like this:

    127.0.0.1 glocktalk.com

    For the example you've sited, the line should be:

    127.0.0.1 www.stopguard.com

    Use either a space or a tab to separate the IP address from the domain. Save the file and close it. Careful of renaming it; some text editors will rename it to hosts.txt, which won’t work. Just delete the dot-txt at the end of the name (so that it is once again named just ‘hosts’) and Bob’s your uncle!

    Then what’ll happen is whenever that web page tries to open its popup, it’ll resolve the URL to the local PC. Since the web page isn’t on the local PC, all the browser can do is open an empty page <Error 404>. Yes, you might still get the popup, but you won’t waste any bandwidth being force fed the html for the popup, and you won’t be forced to view the advert.

    My ‘hosts’ file, BTW, is several hundred lines long.