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Old 08-16-2007, 12:54 PM   #1
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so our family computer has been acting kinda strange...its sorta sluggish and even when im not web browsing these pop ups come up on my screen, also, things have appeared on my desktop that i havent put there whats goin on!?
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VIIIIIRUSSS! Try downloading and running AVG, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Ad Aware free from download.com.

It'* more than likely a trojan virus masquerading as a system process.
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It'* best to have a buddy who knows what he'* doing to come to your house and physically fix it.
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There'* nothing physically worng with the computer. BonnieBrougham is right, except that it may not be a virus, just malware or adware.

Download the suggested softare:

[url=http://free.grisoft.com/doc/28415/lng/us/tpl/v5]AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.5http://if you're not currently runni...ted anti-virus

[url=http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html]Spybot - Search & Destroy to look for malware/spyware/adware

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Ad-Aware 2007 Free for redundancy
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Get a Mac

Ask GXP_Vince.... he would say the same...

no but honestly download those links, update the software and database in them, then scan for trojans or spywarre.... most likley there is a process running that is messing your \computer up
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google "vundofix" the vundo trojan causes these popups and this nifty little program get rid of them easily. make sure you turn off system restore first. another popup trojan fixer is "smitfraudfix"
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i found ad-aware 6.0 on my computer and ran a scan. no more pop up. ill look into those links ...thanks alot guys! man this club rocks
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Install Avast! on your computer. Its free as long as you are a residential user (single license)
I haven't had any problems since I nstalled it. It updates automatically. It doesn't come with annoying popup advertisement...It is actually a good free product.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
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my bad...theres just not so many...and my browser freezes everytime i click on those links
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IE, internet explorer freezes ALL the time... try mozilla firefox for free...or safari beta
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