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Urgent help needed
« on: October 03, 2005, 09:43:24 PM »
Alright, my computer has being experiencing the same problem for about a year now, and just like a recurring disease, it gets better and worse randomly.

Basically, I get pop-ups every 30 seconds from IE even though I use FireFox. I have a pop-up blocker but it doesn't block those pop-ups. Also, my computer will go VERY slowly, programs will take SO long to load and the computer will just be over all slow. Also, I get these messages that say "server busy" please try again. I can't ever get rid of these messages, the only way they go away is if I click them about 10 times then they turn into pop-ups.

I've scanned my computer for viruses and spyware and adware and it won't get fixed.

HELP!?

dl65

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    Re: Urgent help needed
    « Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005, 09:58:25 PM »
    Several problems.....Tricky nick ........
    How about providing some info on exactly which removal tools you are using ?
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    I've scanned my computer for viruses and spyware and adware and it won't get fixed

    That tells us nothing really ....
    What AV are you using and is it current and upto date ?
    What spyware scanner  are you using ?
    What adware scanner are you using ?
    What operating system are you using ?
    AND all these issues have been going on for a year ?
    Are you using dialup or hispeed ?
    Almost forgot..........do you have all the latest M/S updates ?
    let us know
    dl65  ::)
    « Last Edit: October 03, 2005, 09:59:40 PM by dl65 »
    If you don't know the answer, it isn't a dumb question.

    vibhor_agarwalin



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      Re: Urgent help needed
      « Reply #2 on: October 04, 2005, 01:23:03 AM »
      I'll go for the simplest option:

      Scan it for viruses and spywares.
      Vibhor Kumar Agarwal

      Armando



        Hopeful
        Re: Urgent help needed
        « Reply #3 on: October 04, 2005, 08:47:53 AM »
        vibhor_agarwalin, I already have, plenty of times.

        What AV are you using and is it current and upto date ?
        I don't have one now, I have downloaded a couple from the Internet but they only last about 30 days or so. I've used Trend Micro, Avast, ZoneAlarm, AVG, etc.
        What spyware scanner  are you using?
        spyware search & destroy
        What adware scanner are you using ?
        Ad-Aware SE Personal
        What operating system are you using ?
        Windows XP
        AND all these issues have been going on for a year ?
        Most of them, yes
        Are you using dialup or hispeed ?
        Highspeed-wireless to be exact

        dl65

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          Re: Urgent help needed
          « Reply #4 on: October 04, 2005, 01:41:34 PM »
          Several problems....
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          What AV are you using and is it current and upto date ?
          I don't have one now, I have downloaded a couple from the Internet but they only last about 30 days or so.

          Download the free version of AVG ...........its good indefinately .
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          What operating system are you using ?
          Windows XP

          Do you have SP2 and all the other updates installed ?

          Do you have any sort of a firewall installed ........either hardware or software ?

          Let us know

          dl65  ::)
          If you don't know the answer, it isn't a dumb question.

          Armando



            Hopeful
            Re: Urgent help needed
            « Reply #5 on: October 04, 2005, 03:39:28 PM »
            I have used AVG, but it never solves any of my problems.

            I just downloaded a firewall today but it hasn't solved the problem.

            GX1_Man

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            Re: Urgent help needed
            « Reply #6 on: October 04, 2005, 04:33:33 PM »
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            I have used AVG, but it never solves any of my problems.

            I just downloaded a firewall today but it hasn't solved the problem.


            If the problems have been going on for over a year and nothing works, how about a nice reformat? Have you ever reloaded your operating system? Do you have anything to lose?

            merlin_2

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            Re: Urgent help needed
            « Reply #7 on: October 04, 2005, 04:35:36 PM »
            Now tell us the true story of your pc......

            Armando



              Hopeful
              Re: Urgent help needed
              « Reply #8 on: October 04, 2005, 05:24:26 PM »
              Because I don't really know how to reformat and I have SO much stuff on the computer. I thought there was a solution to the problem. I guess not if no one has figured it out.

              GX1_Man

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              Re: Urgent help needed
              « Reply #9 on: October 04, 2005, 06:19:25 PM »
              Unless those are illegal warez, just backup to CD or another hard drive and reinstall if that is a legal copy. You should have a backup strategy in place if your data is important anyway.

              :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

              Computer_Commando

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              Re: Urgent help needed
              « Reply #10 on: October 04, 2005, 06:36:00 PM »
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              I have used AVG, but it never solves any of my problems.

              I just downloaded a firewall today but it hasn't solved the problem.

              Both are preventive measures, neither will "solve problems".


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              Because I don't really know how to reformat and I have SO much stuff on the computer. I thought there was a solution to the problem. I guess not if no one has figured it out.

              You don't seem to understand.  You explain the problem and we help you to figure it out.  If you refuse to answer all the questions asked of you, no more help for you.

              RayG

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              Re: Urgent help needed
              « Reply #11 on: October 04, 2005, 06:40:53 PM »
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              I thought there was a solution to the problem.


              Oh there is always a solution to the problem, usually more than one solution.

              In this case you have two options:

              1. format - quick solution, fresh start...

              or

              2. spend hours and hours plowing through the inner reaches of your hard drive, and the dark recesses of the dreaded <whisper> registry </whisper> to remove all the spyware/scumware and trojans/viruses cluttering up yer system. You'll learn a lot, you just need a lot of time and patience.

              Will it be door number 1 or door number 2?

              RayG

              dl65

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                Re: Urgent help needed
                « Reply #12 on: October 04, 2005, 06:50:51 PM »
                Several problems..... For some reason you are choosing not to answer the questions you are being asked ........
                So my final reply to you is ........ " You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink"


                dl65  ::)
                If you don't know the answer, it isn't a dumb question.

                GX1_Man

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                Re: Urgent help needed
                « Reply #13 on: October 04, 2005, 09:16:29 PM »
                I heard that you could lead a horse to drink but you couldn't make him water.  Perhaps I misunderstood that lesson in Equine Philosophy 101?

                ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

                RayG

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                Re: Urgent help needed
                « Reply #14 on: October 04, 2005, 09:41:39 PM »
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                I heard that you could lead a horse to drink but you couldn't make him water.  Perhaps I misunderstood that lesson in Equine Philosophy 101?

                 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)



                That differs from what I recall too. Something about... if I drink too much I'll have to water my horse.  ;)

                RayG

                GX1_Man

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                Re: Urgent help needed
                « Reply #15 on: October 04, 2005, 09:47:23 PM »
                Ivy Leaguer, huh?

                RayG

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                Re: Urgent help needed
                « Reply #16 on: October 04, 2005, 09:55:56 PM »
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                Ivy Leaguer, huh?



                Nope. Aaaaarrrrmmmmyyyy training SIR!!!!



                :)

                RayG

                GX1_Man

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                Re: Urgent help needed
                « Reply #17 on: October 04, 2005, 09:59:35 PM »
                Army, huh? I thought that version was "march the horse to water and beat it till it drinks."


                Fed

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                  Re: Urgent help needed
                  « Reply #18 on: October 05, 2005, 01:32:44 AM »
                  Can you grab a screen shot of an offending popup & show us?

                  Mac

                  • Guest
                  Re: Urgent help needed
                  « Reply #19 on: October 05, 2005, 04:06:10 PM »
                  Try using XP-AntiSpy and click on Remove Microsoft Messenger completely.

                  Then add this...

                  In IE, Tools, IE Options, Advanced, & under "Navigation" Uncheck:

                  "Activate install on demand" [Other] , and, "Activate install on demand" [Internet Explorer]

                  Mac

                  • Guest
                  Re: Urgent help needed
                  « Reply #20 on: October 05, 2005, 04:06:49 PM »
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                  Army, huh? I thought that version was "march the horse to water and beat it till it drinks."


                  Wrong Army.

                  If it doesn't drink eat it.

                  Armando



                    Hopeful
                    Re: Urgent help needed
                    « Reply #21 on: October 06, 2005, 04:55:46 PM »
                    Actually, I just downloaded a new firewall and so far everything is working pretty well.

                    No strange pop-ups, no ads, no spyware, no slowness, etc.

                    If I do get them again I'll take a screenshot.

                    merlin_2

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                    Re: Urgent help needed
                    « Reply #22 on: October 06, 2005, 05:22:32 PM »
                    Exit stage left...........meanwhile back at the questions that make sence<

                    Armando



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                      Re: Urgent help needed
                      « Reply #23 on: October 06, 2005, 08:56:53 PM »
                      How did it not make sense?

                      Your lack of uderstanding should not be mistaken for the question not making sense.