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290_AJ

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"POPUPS" ~ Please help -
« on: April 30, 2006, 05:14:11 PM »
I don't know how it started, but, in my taskbar a 'yellow triangle' w/an exclamation mark in it and keeps keeps blinking and a note appears on the screen saying, "SYSTEM ALERT - POPUPS - YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED WITH 'SPYWARE, ETC' -
AND I KEEP GETTING POPUPS FOR 'PEST TRAP', ADWAREBAZOOKAINSTALLER.EXE. AND SPYWARE KILLER.
IT ALSO SAYS THAT I AM INFECTED WITH PUPER.DLL - POPUPS "CHPE ver 4.12_23 .
I ran my AdWare, Adware Filter, andMcAfee Security Center -
they say the notice I am getting is a false alert - and it will not let me delete Puper.dll from the computer - it driving me nuts with this constant popup saying my computer is infected, slowed down (which it is not) -
How can I stop this - PLEASE, PLEASE email me at [email protected] -
I would appreciate it you can tell me how to stop that 'yellow triangle with it conuous 'virus alerts' and popups -
Thank you very much for your time, Dan
« Last Edit: April 30, 2006, 05:21:50 PM by 290_AJ »

GX1_Man

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Re: "POPUPS" ~ Please help -
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 06:42:44 PM »
I hope that this was a type and you are using Ad Aware and not Adware. You also will need a few other things to get rid of this.

Spybot is a good place to start, along with Ad Aware. But since you are already infected, you should download and run Ewido (google for it) and then Hijack This and zip up your log file and attach it here for the resident experts to analyze.

Ewido should be run in safe mode with system restore OFF.

290_AJ

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Re: "POPUPS" ~ Please help -
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 07:11:18 PM »
I have:  Ad-Aware SE Personal - - Adware Filter-Stop Spyware - -
and McAfee Security Center.
I ran all 3 (I do this frequently) and it says my system is clean and the notices are 'false alerts'.
This triangle also hassles me with many kinds of popups, I never had a popup problem before this 'triangle' appeared in my taskbar
The whole things is, this triangle encourages me to click on it to purchase Pest Trap, Adware Bazooka Installer - and stuck me with 'puper.dll' that my computer will not allow  me delete - - it all seems to be derived from Internet Explorer - - I use Netscape all the time and never have problems.
Other than this continuous nuisance, my computer runs perfect.
If I can get rid of that yellow triangle, my problem is solved.
Thank you for your time,
Dan

GX1_Man

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Re: "POPUPS" ~ Please help -
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 07:31:19 PM »
Follow the suggestions above and post back.  ;)

You may want to look at this list of adware perpetrators and read about Adware Filter. I wouldn't recommend keeping that!

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#products
« Last Edit: April 30, 2006, 07:36:06 PM by GX1_Man »