Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Got a question about pop ups

  1. #1
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default Got a question about pop ups

    I am very anal about what i look at on my computer. I have also 'trained' my 15 yr old to be the same way. She's pretty good about it, however i think she may have strayed a bit. I've been getting something like pop ups, but they take up the entire screen, basically opening a new window each time. i have a pop up blocker installed through my google tool bar. i went into my tools and cleared out which pop ups were supposed to be allowed (basically there's nothing there) i have Firefox, and have never had a problem, until today. anyone have any ideas what this is,and how i stop it? i dont have MacAfee, i have AVG virus protector. HELP?!
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  2. #2
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,527

    Default

    Never had that happen! Maddening.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  3. #3
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    291

    Default

    Hmm, could be spyware. You should try Spybot. Since it's free. Try it out and see if it catches anything

    The home of Spybot-S&D!

  4. #4
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default

    i'll try it! one thing i noticed is that when the pop up opens it opens in IE not firefox.
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  5. #5
    SVZ
    SVZ is offline
    Do fish have boogers? SVZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Venus
    Posts
    1,000,003,609

    Default

    Get Spybot, and Avast they are 2 great tools and free!

  6. #6
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default

    k i ran the spybot, and as soon as i was done, up popped a pop up. its not a small one either, its full screen. i'll try Avast now. its very frustrating!
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  7. #7
    Elite Member MsDark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Northwest MS/Memphis TN
    Posts
    24,164

    Default

    New Trojan virus out there. What you describe sounds like what I've heard others tell. Virtumondo or something like it. Bitch to get rid of.

    Google it and you'll see what I mean.
    My Posts Have Won Awards. Can Any Of You Claim The Same? -ur_next_ex

    "I don't have pet peeves. I have major psychotic fucking hatreds, okay". ~George Carlin

  8. #8
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default

    i did both of the spyware stuff, and one of the things it found was Virtumondo. i did google it, and its adware but not a virus. one thing i noticed it said was this:
    This is not a virus or trojan. It is an application that generates extra pop-up ads while using Internet Explorer.

    i use firefox.
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  9. #9
    Elite Member MsDark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Northwest MS/Memphis TN
    Posts
    24,164

    Default

    It sounds like it could be that new virus. People I know of who have come down with it use Firefox as well. And basically started having the same issue you described with their browsers, along with running slow as fuck. I'd thought it was a system-hogging trojan that's a bitch to get rid of based on what I've heard, but I could be wrong. Did you Google more than one site describing?

    My brother is my geek consultant on these matters, cause I'm certainly no expert. But I hear him describe lots of crazy stuff and the huge hassle it sometimes is to get rid of. The one time he had a problem he admitted was (sure enough) when he bought a bootleg program of something he wanted trying to save some money.
    Last edited by MsDark; January 12th, 2009 at 09:38 PM.
    My Posts Have Won Awards. Can Any Of You Claim The Same? -ur_next_ex

    "I don't have pet peeves. I have major psychotic fucking hatreds, okay". ~George Carlin

  10. #10
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default

    yup i googled 4 sites. What did you guys do to get rid of it?
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  11. #11
    Elite Member MsDark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Northwest MS/Memphis TN
    Posts
    24,164

    Default

    He recommended Avast for antivirus, but I don't know if that gets rid of entirely if already infected. That CCleaner might help.

    I'm freaked about this one because no one seems to know how they got it.
    My Posts Have Won Awards. Can Any Of You Claim The Same? -ur_next_ex

    "I don't have pet peeves. I have major psychotic fucking hatreds, okay". ~George Carlin

  12. #12
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    291

    Default

    Avast is good if it is indeed Virtumondo. But even if that doesn't remove it you can try this here

    How-to remove Winfixer, Virtumonde, Msevents, Trojan.vundo, ATLDistrib

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Big bag question
    By tulip in forum Famous Style
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: December 26th, 2007, 11:26 AM
  2. Cat question, please help if you can
    By crumpet in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: September 28th, 2006, 12:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •