How do I stop popups?

By tenchman ยท 5 replies
Aug 29, 2008
  1. Help please!?

    I am getting bugged constantly by popups, all ads. In reading forums it looks like this is a common problem. I've tried SpybotS&D but with no luck, the problem is still there. I've attached a Hjackthis log. I'm reluctant to start deleting any files without advice. Can anyone help? Much appreciated if you can!
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    The instructions are in Step 1 of the malware cleaning on the site I referenced.
    You are running Tea Timer.
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

    Then you need to continue with this, run all the program, the attach the logs:
    New malware cleaning instructions from TechSpot:

    It is important that you run all the programs. You pop-up ads are most likely partly due to Tracking Cookies which SuperAntispyware will find.

    You can update the Java as it is not current. Latest is v6u7:

    Uninstall all earlier versions in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
    Java is not updated:
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\npjpi150.dll
  3. tenchman

    tenchman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated

    I'm just going through your recommendations now.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    You're welcome. Please attach the logs when you have finished running the programs if you need help.
  5. tenchman

    tenchman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi again

    I've run through all recommended processes and it seems to have fixed the problem.

    Many thanks
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Glad to help.
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