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OK...I have this pop up problem....I am running WIN XP PRO. I paid a visit to a site which has some music (mpgs on it) when a pop up ad appeared. I closed the annoying ad and a requester asked if I wanted to "install a new" feature to IE 6. I closed that (choose NO) and moved onto another site. This time it was AVSIM (not AVSIM's fault) and when I clicked to download a file two requesters came up. Not paying that much attention I accidently accepted both of them. Well one of the files was a script or a plug in or some that added to my IE6 files. NOW at random times I get this annoying pop up ad for porn. I don't even have to be in Explorer. I could be playing a game or in Eudora or Excel and it pop ups. :(- I scanned the hard drive with Adware and removed files...didn't help...- I downloaded the latest virus defs for McAfee, scanned the computer, found nothing....- I did a search for openme.exe.....not there....- I did a search in registry for the website, found a couple of keys, removed them, didn't help...still appears....- I checked with MSCONFIG to see if there were anything running out of the ordinary, nope...I am thinking that some sort of script got installed in IE6...Anyone can think of when I can do, short of nuking the whole system and starting from scratch? :(Thanks......Joshhttp://members.cox.net/joshieca/fstimeslink.gif

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I wish I could help you in regards to "getting rid" of your current problem but no ideas.What made me respond is that I use a program called Atguard that blocks about 95% of the pop-up ads when you are online. You have to leave it off though when downloading files from AVSIM; it blocks TOO much.A web search with any search engine should find it for you ( or winfiles.com perhaps) and if, at the very least, it doesn't block this current window from coming up, perhaps it will at least help you in the future.I think it's a great utility and all of my friends who use it agree, wouldn't be online without it.Good luck.Sincerely,Heather

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Thanks Heather....I do use a program called POP-UP Killer and it does work great....but sometimes these sneaky little SOB's :)get through....

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Try running a program call AdAware. dont remember where to find it but it may helpBobG

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Already tried that... :( Didn't helpThanks though.....>Try running a program call AdAware. dont remember where to >find it but it may help >>BobG

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Also, you may want to go into Tools>Internet Options>Settings>View ObjectsAnd delete everything in there. Whenever a download-on-demand request pops up, the downloaded files go there, so you should be able to get rid of it. The only thing is you will lose any java/flash/shockwave plug-ins that you may have downloaded.Scott

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A simpler way to do that would be go to Tools - Internet Options - Then clicking Delete Cookies and Delete Files. Scott's way works too... That should do it for you! :+ :)Cpudan80

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Yeah I tried that already with a program called Tweak IE 3...it removed all of that stuff and still the thing comes back....(FYI=Nothing in my objects folder)I even tried doing a system restore to a point before I think that I got this thing and that didnt help. :(

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There was a new version of ad-aware just a few weeks or so ago - did you get that one? Otherwise, you could try End-it-all, and see, if there are any unusual processes running, then just kill them. But it sounds, as it could be a process that's not running all the time, so you could check in the Control Panel, if there's anything in 'Scheduled Tasks', that shouldn't be there (The only entry in there on my machine is Norton's Anti-virus).There is a program called 'Ad Substract', that prevents pop-up windows, it's payware, though, but it comes with a month's free trial and also gives you a list of all windows it has blocked - maybe you could find the location from there. I suppose, you have already deleted your cookies? Anyway, if it's activated via a cookie, it shouldn't bombard you with pop-ups without IE running.Finally, in which country are you? There is a good chance you could have a legal case against the company whose ads are popping up - such practices are illegal in many European countries (Forget about that, if you're in the US, though). One possible problem here is, that the pop-ups were activated by your clicking, and therefore agreeing to it.But there are ways around that.Hope some of this is useful.Cheers,Gosta.

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>There was a new version of ad-aware just a few weeks or so >ago - did you get that one? >>Otherwise, you could try End-it-all, and see, if there are >any unusual processes running, then just kill them. But it >sounds, as it could be a process that's not running all the >time, so you could check in the Control Panel, if there's >anything in 'Scheduled Tasks', that shouldn't be there (The >only entry in there on my machine is Norton's Anti-virus). >>There is a program called 'Ad Substract', that prevents >pop-up windows, it's payware, though, but it comes with a >month's free trial and also gives you a list of all windows >it has blocked - maybe you could find the location from >there. >>I suppose, you have already deleted your cookies? Anyway, if >it's activated via a cookie, it shouldn't bombard you with >pop-ups without IE running. >>Finally, in which country are you? There is a good chance >you could have a legal case against the company whose ads >are popping up - such practices are illegal in many European >countries (Forget about that, if you're in the US, though). >One possible problem here is, that the pop-ups were >activated by your clicking, and therefore agreeing to it. >But there are ways around that. >>Hope some of this is useful. >>Cheers, >>Gosta. Yeah I just downloaded the new ver. of Adware...thanksYep...cookies gone.....To me it looks like some kind of script is running...there are no 'Scheduled Tasks' setup, thats where I checked first...Right now I am in the US...and I got it from an ISP in the US. :(

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>Bummer! >>The last thing I can think of, >http://www.wilderssecurity.com/B3DKiller.html , just on the >off-chance, this is the software that's actually used to >generate the ads. Anyway, worth a try, looks like you >haven't got that much to lose... >>Cheers, >>Gosta Thanks for that site...that program did find that BD projector installed...so lets hope that took care of it...will let you all know.

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Well, if not the pop-up porn, at least it removed something you definitely did not want on your HD...Cheers,Gosta

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The only other thing I can suggest right now is to get rid of the windows scripting host. It's useless and is the source of all viruses spreading. I don't have it and never will. Since the porn site dl'ed a script to you, find all scripts on your system and delete all of them. You have no reason to ever have scripts. You can read through them first and see what's been installed and what sites are baing addressed. Also, install Norton Internet Security. It stops all attempts of these types of viruses (and that's what it is) from accessing the internet. It'll precent them in the first place along with an anti-virus program (I use McAfee). You also can do a complete system check with anti-virus software and it'll also find a lot of this type of thing.Finally, if you remember the site where this all started, report them to your ISP as a virus host. Get them shut down.

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I would try going into "Control Panel" and then click on "Add or Remove Programs", and see if there are any suspicious files there. There could be an actual program installed, which is running these popup ads.Worth a try.Regards, :-waveCostasKLWMDell Dimension 4400 Pentium 4 at 1.7 GHz640MB DDR SDRAM at 266MHzNvidia GeForce2 MX400 (2832)20GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive48x Variable CD-ROM DriveMicrosoft Windows XP

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