Pop-up blocker turns off by itself


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Guest

I recently installed SP2 and noticed I'm still getting pop-ups. I have
blocker turned on but when a pop up appears I check the tools menu and pop-up
blocker is off. Each time I turn it on, a short while later it's off. Any
suggestions??
 
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Galen

In kerryc02053 <[email protected]> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
I recently installed SP2 and noticed I'm still getting pop-ups. I have
blocker turned on but when a pop up appears I check the tools menu
and pop-up blocker is off. Each time I turn it on, a short while
later it's off. Any suggestions??

Yes... Malware check...

Virus:
www.grisoft.com - AVG
www.antivir.com - AntiVir
http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/index.cfm - CA eTrust

Spyware:
www.lavasoft.de - AdAware
http://security.kolla.de/ - Spybot
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx -
Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta

Trojan:
www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ - a Squared
http://swatit.org/ Swat It

Before cleaning download this:

LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks:
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

Use that should cleaning out your PC remove or damage your in-place winsock
and you can't connect to the internet.

From the virus and trojan category pick one application, they're all free,
download it and install it. Make sure that you update it. From the spyware
category pick all three, download them and update them to the latest
definitions. Reboot, press the F8 key over and over again, from the menu
select Safe mode without networking. Do your cleaning in there. Reboot to
regular mode and run the scans again. This isn't going to be quick or easy
but it might just solve your problems and it should prevent you from further
problems so long as you keep them updated and scan often. Most of them can
be enabled to update and scan automatically.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes
 
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Guest

Galen thank you but I don't understand what you're suggesting I do. Can you
provide step by step instructions? Thanks
 
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Galen

Galen thank you but I don't understand what you're suggesting I do. Can
you
provide step by step instructions? Thanks



I'll leave the original in case you should have lost it or what not. Either
way it's pretty easy but it's not very quick. I'd recommend using one from
the virus and trojan categories in the list and all three applications in
the spyware section. Download them. Install them. Update them to the latest
definitions (that's different for each application but I'm sure you'll
figure it out without a problem.) Then do all of your scans in safe mode.

Galen


 

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