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gary55

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task manager is disabled too. lots of pop ups trying to sell me 'ultimate protection?' is this looksky? virus?
please help if you can.
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Murray S.

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Howdy:

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

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The thing that I'm not sure is , what is this that is affecting my computer? Please give me a clue or a place to start if you can... Thank you!
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I gave you the info you need. You have been hijacked so, click on the underlined links.

Those will take you to the Malware Forum where they can help you.

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Hi Murray,
I ran the Smitfraud as I read someone else who had a similar problem. It worked really well, except that my computer was soo slowed down, it wasn't till about the 4th time I tried it and walked away, only to find out it WAS running! With this Desk Top hijack, that was really a link, I unplugged my ethernet cable so I could do things without being tremendously bombarded with POP UPS and redirects.
As per instructions, I ran ATF Cleaner too. Thank you for your help. If you think I might run more steps (as I only ran two) to be safe, please let me know...!
-Gary
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As per my first post. Don't think I can make it any clearer.

If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

Post the log there and let them take a look at it.

Murray
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gary55, Murray S. is correct - remember for future reference:

1) Only malware staff are permitted to deal with malware issues.
2) Malware issues are only to be dealt with in the malware forum.

All we are allowed to do is refer you to the malware forum. Thanks for understanding.

Cheers :)
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