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xX dArKsKaTa Xx

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Okay, I just put a new hard drive into my computer and it already has something wrong with it. Everytime I open a browser and mess around for a little Internet Explorer pops up with random websites, and it does it a lot. I'm using NOD32 and Zone Alarm Pro. When I scan, tracking cookies come up, and they're the same ones every time, but it says they've been deleted.

There's nothing else wrong with the computer at all, just those [bleep] pop ups.

Any ideas?
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Hello xX dArKsKaTa Xx...

Because these symptoms are usually caused by malware, I would suggest you start by letting our experts have a look at the problem.

Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions you'll find there.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Do Not reply to or "bump" your own topic...if it shows a reply, it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

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Some new hard drives have been sold with trojans on them. They were installed at the factory. You might want to go to the drive makers website and see if there is any information about that for your drive.
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Some new hard drives have been sold with trojans on them. They were installed at the factory. You might want to go to the drive makers website and see if there is any information about that for your drive.

.....I call bull.
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It's true. Seagate shipped some hard drives that were infected. It was limited to external drives, however.

More Here

You should still go to the malware forum, though. You have the symptoms and "drive by" infections happen a lot.
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It's true. Seagate shipped some hard drives that were infected. It was limited to external drives, however.

More Here

You should still go to the malware forum, though. You have the symptoms and "drive by" infections happen a lot.

D:

...and I bought an external from them recently!

*starts AVG*
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