Pop-Up Hell

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Valkman, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ok, I screwed up. I was looking to get Photoshop without paying for it so I could see if it was right for me. I'll pay for anything I use but I'm not paying that much and maybe don't like it.

    Anyway, I go to this crack site and blammo - I get 2 viruses and loads of stuff on my PC. I try every trick I know and got rid of most of it, except now I get pop-ups all the time on the web even with 2 pop-up blockers working and they're set at "Do not let ANY pop-ups through".

    So obviously this is something coming from my own system but I don't know how to find it. I tried comparing the registry to the add/delete program list but there's alot of stuff in the registry that could be it and I don't want to mess with that. Argh.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Almost all Crack sites do that... I know of one clean spot to get stuff if you need it to test out. As for the rest of the problems. I had to through out a HD that got into PuH before.

    The stuff my daughter picked up was Class III Pop ups... Hehe Full auto screen fillers.

    Good luck
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    This Xoftspy I bought does a great job and I asked them about this. They said it was the Vundo trojan virus but when I ran their program to fix it it said I didn't have it. First time I wished I had a virus! :eek:
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