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Need help removing an ad pop-up

  • Internet Explorer
  • IE7
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
March 14, 2007 12:15:51 PM

For the past week, I have been geting this pop-up every so often I use IE7. Some Asian site keeps opening every time I start IE or it sometimes opens when I go to another site. I'm using XP and IE7, I don't want suggestions on using other browsers, just need someone to help me remove it. I had a similar thing a long time ago, and I searched it on google and found the solutions right away. I can't find anything on that ad, but I'm pretty sure I can solve it the same way, but I don't remember what file I deleted the first time to get rid of the other add pop-up.

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March 15, 2007 9:06:05 AM

use an antivirus and a couple of adware/spyware detecting programs.
March 16, 2007 9:28:51 AM

I would also try the following:

1) Make sure no rogue entries have been added to your hosts file

2) Check your DNS settings have not been changed:
"Go to Control Panel, Network and Dial-Up connections.
Local Area Connection, Properties
Double click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Tick Obtain DNS address automatically"

3) Set IE back to the default settings
Click me !

Good luck !
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March 16, 2007 10:16:06 AM

Also despite what you said at least give firefox a trial run
March 16, 2007 2:25:46 PM

Firefox is well worth the effort.
March 16, 2007 4:48:46 PM

That's the thing that was doing it. Finally found it and deleted it. Same as what I got long ago but it was advertising a different ad.
Hubbardt was correct, but it's hard to know what are rogue files when you don't even know what the normal files are. :roll:
March 16, 2007 5:17:52 PM

You might try installing a Host Intrusion Detection System (HIPS) that will make you aware when any of your system files are changed. The Free Comodo Firewall has some HIPS functionality. Another 'smart' HIPS program is Cyberhawk (also free).
March 16, 2007 5:23:15 PM

Well, nothing was changed rather, something was added. I rarly ever get problems, so I wouldn't consider using those programs, but it's good to know something like that is out there.