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Topic # 26811 4-Oct-2008 11:56
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I have a virus on my computer that recently. I honestly believe that it is in my registery. There are pop ups of free registery cleaners, and when I click off of it, it will not close it only opens up in a new window. It only happens when I open IE, it doesnt  happen when I open Fire Fox. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem?

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  Reply # 168979 4-Oct-2008 12:03
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I would suggest that you scan your system with both Trend Micro's and Eset's free online virus/malware/adware scanners.

The Eset one must be run from IE, and you must have administrator rights on your machine. The Trend Micro scanner should be able to be run from both IE and FF.

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  Reply # 168982 4-Oct-2008 12:21
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What antivirus software are you using?

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  Reply # 168983 4-Oct-2008 12:21
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Sounds like Adware. Get Spybot Search and Destroy after you run the antivirus scan to clean it up.

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  Reply # 168997 4-Oct-2008 14:06
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I used Hijack this, but I dont think that is good enough.

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  Reply # 169008 4-Oct-2008 15:42
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Try MalwareBytes.  I've had good success at removing fake alerts with this product.  It's free too.

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  Reply # 169450 6-Oct-2008 23:01
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+1 for Malware Bytes (antimalware). Effective. Free version.
HijackThis is as effective as the person using it. Which means that, being of rather limited experience in this area, you probably failed to identify and remove the problem. It's actually more a specialist tool for posting at dedicated removal forums, where the ubergeeks will analyze the log and tailor a series of fixes.
The likely cuplrit in your case is likely to be a BHO.
Exactly what do the popups say? What AV are you using? What firewall? Any other security?
What version Java is installed? (look in add/remove programs, or under Java in the control panel. The current version is

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  Reply # 170179 9-Oct-2008 15:15
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Thank you all for your help it worked great : )

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  Reply # 170527 10-Oct-2008 21:57
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so you cleaned it up? now it's time to Install Avast... greatest AV ever (personal opinion)... it's FREE too :)

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  Reply # 170532 10-Oct-2008 23:21
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Another couple for you to try which are in my personal opinion the best AV availble

 clamwin and AVG, AVG has become quite resource hungry of late and although clamwin is good it FEELS very lightweight, actually isn't lightweight at all, but it does feel it.

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  Reply # 170578 11-Oct-2008 11:35
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I tried that before I made that post, I was getting a message saying something about the Liscense code and I would have to renew it. When I tried it wouldnt do it. I uninstalled it and tried to reinstall it again and it said the same thing over and over and over. But when I installed it on XP it had no problems.

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Reply # 170586 11-Oct-2008 12:31
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Every twelve months you have to renew the free license or buy. Just go to their website, click on the download link, look for the FREE version, and instead of dowload click on registration. Follow from there.

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  Reply # 170617 11-Oct-2008 15:02
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IMHO NOD32 is the lightest and best AV out there. Caugh up a bit for peace of mind.

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  Reply # 171614 16-Oct-2008 18:11
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+1 to NOD32 - small, light and dialup friendly (if you are unlucky enough to have to dial up!)

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