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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2007, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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What's Wrong With My Computer?

every now and again when i'm surfing the net, i'll start to hear one to two minute announcements for the most random stuff. the announcements sound just like the ones you get from pop-up ads. the problem is i don't see any pop-up window or anything so i can't stop it? does anyone know what maybe wrong with my computer? is it a virus?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Re: What's Wrong With My Computer?

Try running Ad-Aware SE Personal. It's free and is meant to find hidden advertising software.

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it's definitely a virus
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every now and again when i'm surfing the net, i'll start to hear one to two minute announcements for the most random stuff. the announcements sound just like the ones you get from pop-up ads. the problem is i don't see any pop-up window or anything so i can't stop it? does anyone know what maybe wrong with my computer? is it a virus?
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Try running Ad-Aware SE Personal. It's free and is meant to find hidden advertising software.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Re: What's Wrong With My Computer?

It is not a virus but spyware. When ads or whatever pops up now and then then it is either that or adware. Run adware or spybot, get a firewall such as zone alarm which is free (the windows one does not count since it is built in the registry and so less effective), get a good anti-virus and....lay off the illegal sites.
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Have you tried to dissalow Pop Ups?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2007, 02:07 PM
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Try ctrl+alt+delete to stop it.

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