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Need HELP with CID pop ups!!!!

By jsalruiz77
Apr 29, 2007
  1. Hi, my computer is infected with these annoying pop ups!!!

    Does anybody can help me to clean up my pc?

    j.s.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of jsalruiz77 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.
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    If you want to stop getting these kinds of problems, either

    a) stop going to dodgy websites looking for free porn, or

    b) keep going to dodgy websites looking for free porn, but do it in a VMware virtual machine so that its sandboxed.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hi Phantasm66: One of the biggest culprits for causing the CID advertising popups is the MSN Messenger Plus add on. It comes bundled with all kinds of crap. The Cid popups are very similar to a lop advertising infection, which does exactly the same thing.

    The CID problem is all over the web at the moment, so I doubt it`s a porn problem, unless an awful lot of folks are downloading porn of course lol.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of jsalruiz77 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.
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Hehehe I was kind of joking.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I kind of thought you were joking, but just wanted to clarify the situation, just in case. :p

    Regards Howard :)
     
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