Followed all instructions, still getting popups and unwanted desktop icons

By JRa ยท 5 replies
Mar 7, 2005
  1. Hi - I'm new here but desperately need help. Not a techie in the slightest!

    Had a problem with Begin2Search toolbar, followed all instructions from realblackstuff post on how to remove - did everything and got the actual toolbar to go away, but am still having ridiculous pop-ups and unwanted desktop icons appearing. Sometimes when accessing internet, getting a pop-up (full screen) that says "". All software recommended to help remove this stuff is up todate, and Norton is not finding any kind of problem. HijackThis log is below - please help!

    Attached Files:

    • HJT.txt
      File size:
      7.8 KB
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You are aware I hope, that Limewire opens the door for BAD stuff?

    Boot in Safe Mode.
    Switch System restore OFF.
    Run HJT on its own and let it 'fix':
    O2 - BHO: ohb - {22B720C7-5FA6-40A8-9F8F-8584BF669690} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\trgen.dll
    O2 - BHO: ohb - {988CAFC4-DC0D-4D8C-A35E-5028ABE9E641} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ic2_win.dll

    Delete both .dll files
    Reboot normal. When all OK, switch System Restore back on.
  3. pizzada

    pizzada TS Booster Posts: 72

    After doing what RealBlack helps you with, I would kindly add that if you are using InternetExplorer :suspiciou (ie; I.E....hehe :D ), then I would recommend downloading and using a different browser (ie; Maxthon, Opera, Firefox etc..) which are all free....and all are better than IE at keeping ad-ware, spyware, pop-ups etc...from getting in your system.
  4. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    off topic, i know, but if microsoft copied apple for windows, why don't they just copy other people's browsers like other browsers copy other peoples browsers already?
  5. JRa

    JRa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    User account?

    Thanks for your response - I'm going to try this right away. And yes, I have deleted Limewire... :( so hopefully that will help.

    I have three separate user accounts on this computer - 2 with administrator priveleges, one without. Does it matter who I am logged in as? Or do I have to do this under all three logins?
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    It suffices to do this while logged in as an Administrator.
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