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Ran 8 Steps to Stop IE Popups in Firefox

By LiLNoodles
Mar 18, 2009
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  1. I found your site by researching something that happened to me 6 days ago. All of a sudden I was getting numerous IE Popups in Firefox at many websites.

    Initially I didn't read the malware suggestions. I've now gone through the 8 steps twice. After the first time I noticed some improvement in my PC's performance. After the second run I seem to have solved the problem and my PC's performance has improved markedly.

    Nonetheless, the log files have some indications of possible problems. I've attached the three files from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, SuperAntiSpyware and Hijackthis.

    Any recommendations are welcome.

    Thanks,

    - LiLNoodles

    Attached Files:

  2. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    Hello LiLNoodles :)

    You have a file there looks suspicious, I´ll therefore suggest you have it checked.

    Please upload and have this file scanned:
    C:\Program Files\VISTA Computer Services\VISTA Client Services\vwinmsg.exe

    Here:

    http://virusscan.jotti.org/ - http://www.virustotal.com/en/indexf.html

    Post back the results


    I also notice that you have viewpoint running ->

    Viewpoint is considered foistware and is not needed on your computer.


    Download and unzip to own folder on Desktop - http://bellsouthpwp.net/p/r/prprogramsstudios/viewpointkiller.zip

    Run ViewpointKiller.exe

    Reboot.

    ViewpointKiller 1.2 FinalViewpointKiller does exactly what it's name says: Kills Viewpoint Media Player. Viewpoint Media Player is an adware that displays bandwith eating popup ads in IE and on your desktop. It comes silently with an install of AIM and will be reinstalled by AIM if uninstalled.ViewpointKiller fixes all of that. It takes off Viewpoint Media Player once and for all.
  3. LiLNoodles

    LiLNoodles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    IE Popups in Firefox

    Attached in the text file are the results I got after scanning with Virus Total.
  4. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    It looks like My suspicions about the file was wrong.

    If you still have this folder H:\Program Files\MyWebSearch << Delete it

    And, please tell how your computer are behaving ?
  5. LiLNoodles

    LiLNoodles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My H drive is the C drive on an older computer. The massive and massively heavy old CRT monitor broke, so I just use the thing as a file server. I really need to delete a lot of stuff on it.

    Sometimes I'd like to be able to take full control of it but it won't since I'm not logged in as an administrator. Besides hooking the old computer up to a monitor, do you have any hints on how I can get into it?

    My laptop, the computer I use, is behaving beautifully. It's performance is vastly improved.
  6. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    If I understand you correctly, you will create an admin account on the older computer ?

    To create an administrator account on a Windows XP computer that is not a member of a domain:
    From the Start menu, select Settings, and then Control Panel.
    Double-click User Accounts.
    Click Create new account. Enter a name for the account, and then click Next.
    Click Computer administrator, and then click Create Account.

    If the computer are member of a domain:
    From the Start menu, click Settings, and then Control Panel.
    Double-click User Accounts, and then click Add... .
    Enter a name and domain for the administrator account. Click Next >.
    Select the radio button titled Other: , and from the drop-down menu, choose Administrators.
    Click Finish, which will take you back to the User Accounts dialog box. Click OK.
  7. LiLNoodles

    LiLNoodles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What I'm trying to say (maybe not well) is that I can't figure how to control the older computer through the newer one. The new one is a laptop; the old one a desktop. When I got the laptop, I networked the desktop so that its C drive appeared as an H drive on the laptop. But I could still control the desktop via keyboard, mouse and monitor directly. Then the monitor died. This means I can store things on the desktop's C drive by way of using it as a networked drive (H) on my laptop. But I don't seem to be able to control it in any true sense. For instance, I can't get into its Control Panel or registry.
  8. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

  9. LiLNoodles

    LiLNoodles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I'll try that if it's free. Otherwise I won't worry about it until I can afford it.
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