"CID" Popup windows in Internet Explorer 6

By mrkrandall
Apr 16, 2007
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  1. Everytime I fire up Internet explorer I get these ad popups that start with CID: ..... (... being whatever the place they want me to go buy something is, eg. diet.com)
    I was stupid and ran/loaded something that looks to have started this "CID" popup window in Internet Explorer 6. I have tried everything I can think of to get rid of it, but no luck. Does anyone know where the file is or what I need to find and remove it??
    I have run XoftSpyXE, Ad-Aware 6.0, and Macafee. I disabled all browser managed add-ons, still nothing.
    I'm pretty sure it installed through Limewire.com. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. ChrisBr

    ChrisBr Newcomer, in training

    You have a malware. Go to Start-Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs. Try to look for "Cid Help" and remove it.
    This can solve your problem.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of mrkrandall only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  4. mrkrandall

    mrkrandall Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank You !!!

    Thank You ChrisBr !!! I don't know why I didn't see it there before! It worked and I have my browser and processor cycles back!! You saved me a lot of frustration !! CID is EVIL !!!
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    You should still post a HJT log, then I can check to see if it`s clean.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of mrkrandall only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  6. cheeto865

    cheeto865 Newcomer, in training


    ok, i did this (cant believe i overlooked it) and when i click "remove", a strange box comes up. strange as in the way it appeared; sort of flashed colors, then fully appeared. the prompt says to enter the numbers in the picture to ensure that i am a human and not a computer.
    i didnt enter it of course, because im afraid it may trigger something more serious.

    anyone know if its ok to go through with it?
  7. mjr_river

    mjr_river Newcomer, in training

    crandall that you? Ring here. same problem!
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