Wanted popup screens being blocked...HELP

By jwiddi ยท 9 replies
Jul 27, 2007
  1. My wanted popup screens (ie. payment screens, video, clicked links,...) are being blocked by I don't know what. I've turned off the windows blocker (I run XP MediaCenter). I don't have other software installed that I know of. I've run a virus/malware detector to no avail. The popup will pop up, but it will not load. In google it tells me a blocker is running, but the only one I know of is off. Is there another place to look? Is it a virus? Help me out guys...I appreciate your wisdom!
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,474   +126

    On IE Browser if you click on Tools then Popup Blocker you can click on popup-blocker setting and add the sites you want not to be blocked.
  3. jwiddi

    jwiddi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tried that

    I have placed several sites on the do not block list, but it still just opens a new window with no page in it. Any other ideas?
  4. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    You may be running another blocker on your system. Post a HijackThis log (download from my signature) as an attachment and I'll help you check.

    Your friendly momok =)
  5. jwiddi

    jwiddi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Logfile of HijackThis-had to paste

    Edited by moderator into notepad file.
  6. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265


    I've checked that log, nothing seems to be the problem. You may wish to check your hosts file to see if the sites have been entered there. If they are they need to be removed.

    Please download this file HERE.
    Open it, and extract the Hosts file into this folder:


    Note: it goes into the ETC folder, not a folder of its own in the ETC folder.
    When prompted to replace your hosts file, click Yes.

    Let me know how it goes after that.

    Your friendly momok =)
  7. jwiddi

    jwiddi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I extracted the files...what am I looking for? There are some files that are labeled as Trojan loader, or malicious...can I delete these somehow? or would you rather just see it?

    Edited by Moderator: No need for a double post if there are no replies between your current post and the last post, unless bumping the thread. In that case, please wait at least 24 hours before doing so. Otherwise, simply use the "Edit post" button instead.

    there sure is a lot of porn sites that i know i didn't visit on there...can i get them off my computer?
  8. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    your hjt log is out of date. the version you need is "hijackthis v_2"
    you can get the up to date version by clicking on this in my signature or Momoks, 'hijackthis'. or HERE
    do you recognise this:O16 - DPF: {4CCA4E80-9259-11D9-AC6E-444553544200} (FixController Control) - http://h30155.www3.hp.com/ediags/dd/install/HPInstallMgr_v01_5.cab

    don't forget to change the name of hjt, eg, C:/programme files/hijackthis/analyser v_2.exe
  9. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Are you referring to the hosts file? If you are, those sites are there that are specified for blocking if you happen to visit whether purposefully or by accident.

    How is the legit popups coming along?

    Your friendl momok =)
  10. jwiddi

    jwiddi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I still have the popup problem...Let's see if you can read the host files and give me some insight...I appreciate your help greatly...
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