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How do I remove the Winfixer 2005 pop-up?

 
 
msolga
 
Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:40 am
And how did I get it in the first place? Confused

I've tried removing it with Spybot & Adaware, but it keeps returning!


Dammit! Evil or Very Mad
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the prince
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:45 am
I have this as well !!! My answer to this was to change my laptop Laughing
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the prince
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:47 am
I have this as well !!! My answer to this was to change my laptop Laughing
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:50 am
Is it driving you crazy, too, G? It interferes when I'm posting. Evil or Very Mad
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the prince
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:52 am
Yeah it is. Luckily my new laptop is sitting on my desk, I just have to switch to it and I will be happy...
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:54 am
But that's no solution for me!!!! Wah! Sad
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 06:36 am
LOL!!!!!! Or Bugger!


dlowan wrote:
Just FYI, A2k was all I had open, and a Winfixer ad popped up, in A2k colour.


I have no idea if it was from crap on my computer, or if there is a chance it was from here, so I am letting you know.



Off to scan my computer....


Craven de Kere wrote:
Winfixer is a spyware application. I'd make sure to scan with Windows Anti-Spyware (BETA but one of the best) and AdAware.





I have adaware'd mine, and it just popped up for the first THREE times since I scanned etc just as I was gathering these quotes for you!!!

Previously, I had been on A2k tonight with no problem.


Anyhoo, I am sure Timber or someone will soon be by.

I am gonna try the Windows Beta thingy.


It is weird, isn't it? Mine REALLY looks like an official, proper A2k announcement. It must be designed to pick up on the "look" of the site it pops up on????????
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 06:45 am
Mine looked like a Microsoft announcement! Confused

I've removed it (for the time being?) by deleting the link from my "history" list & by deleting the links (about 3) from my Temporary Internet file. But I'll bet the bugger's back in no time! Evil or Very Mad
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 06:49 am
Ha! Clever little bugger, eh?


Dammit, it seems (despite having purchased my computer perfectly legitimately) that I do NOT have a "genuine" windows and therefore cannot access the beta spyware remover.


Myadaware sure dinna work, either, though I will try it again.


Interestingly, the damn polups only started again when I clicked into THIS thread, Msolga!
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 06:57 am
(To make things even more "interesting) A2K is playing up something shocking: Amazing stretched page 1 of the"search" list, a "critical error" & now, when I clicked "next" on this thread: got that "no such thread exists/maybe it's been moved to another spot" message.
Momma mia! Shocked
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 07:08 am
Is this some sort of bad joke? There's a Winfixer 2005 ad at the top of this page!!!!!!!! Shocked
(Whatever it is, I'm never, ever going to buy it! Not until they get more civilized about their pop-ups!Evil or Very Mad)
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 08:37 am
It is extra nasty yuckware, Msolga!

Don't go near it!!!!



Well, this is a fine to do.


Removed nasty bits of it with Adaware, AND Spybot, and it is popping up more than ever.




I hope someone with new ideas comes along, cos I can't use the Windows tool Craven recommended.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 03:46 pm
I tink this is something to do with a file or program called New.net (newDotnet) or possibly Mywebsearch. I had it and got rid of it/them following timbers "do this first" threads but needed to do it for each user account.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 03:48 pm
Here is Timber's yuckware removal thread, Msolga.



I just ran the Windows scanner program, amd it found no malicious software.

Grrrr


http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=54757
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:09 pm
Peeping in tentavely this morning .... So far so good.
But later, later ....! Rolling Eyes
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:11 pm
Thanks, Deb.

Later, maybe. I really can't face lots of fiddling this morning.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 05:22 pm
... but seriously <shaking head & rolling eyes> who would even consider doing business with a company that causes so much inconvenience in the marketing of its "product"?
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 06:35 am
Hey it's gone! Surprised

I didn't do anything & it just vanished! (touching wood.)
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 11:46 am
msolga, post a HJT log to this thread, and I'll look it over.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 06:10 pm
Thanks for the offer, timber, but being a true Luddite I have no idea of what a HJT is! Embarrassed Never mind, the problem appears to have vanished, so I'll leave it for now. (touching wood again)

A question, though: The Winfixer 2005 ad. (at the top of this thread during "the troubles") Could that have anything to do with the problems that occurred? Was it legit. advertising on this forum & could it have had anything to do with the glitches that occurred? (No need to go into technical details, I'm just curious. Very Happy )
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