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Still have a problem with pop-ups on webpages

By mfessaru
Feb 20, 2010
  1. I still have a problem after goin through the entire "Updated 8 - Virus/Spyware/Malware preliminary removal instructions.

    When webpages are accessed, some of the words are double-underlined, and when I go to that word (no click is necessary), a pop-up appears.
     

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,915   +344

    Some web pages have that annoying "feature". Nothing dangerous.
     
  3. mfessaru

    mfessaru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Pop-Ups

    Yes, but it was happening in every web page. Not sure if it still happens. Surprisingly, after I did the malware/virus retrieval the hyperlinks in my Outlook started to open instead of getting that annoying talk to your administrator message.
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,915   +344

    MBAM and Superantispyware didn't detect anything beside couple of tracking cookies, which are harmless.

    As for HJT, you can re-run it and checkmark:
    - O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://www.shockwave.com/content/bejeweled2/sis/popcaploader_v10.cab
    Click "Fix checked" button.

    Other than that, I don't see anything else.
     
  5. mfessaru

    mfessaru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Pop-Ups

    Thanks.

    That's what I thought as well -- cookies, no big deal. It's very strange. They completely bypass the pop-up blocker.
     
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,915   +344

    This type of advertisement is called intellitxt.
    If you use Firefox, AdblockPlus add-on will block them. You'll still see very same text, but it won't be double underlined and so called fly-outs won't bother you.
     
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