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Spyware? Malware?


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lowtide89

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Hi, my name is Liz. My computer is giving my some trouble, handing me pop-ups even though I have a pop-up stopper set up and many sites listed on my Internet Options: Security: Restricted Sites section. So I'm manually going through my computer trying to pull out a few baddies, if I can find any. (By the way, I have been using Ad-aware, Spybot, and TrendMicro's Housecall Scan fairly consistently.) This one of a few programs I was uncertain of:

- NPKXSite Control (found under Spybot: Tools: ActiveX) --- Spybot puts a yellow exclamation sign next to it! What does that mean?

Also, my Sygate Personal Firewall seems not to be very effective. What could my problem be if pop-ups continue to appear? (I realize that there are many variants to the issue.)
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if you are using win xp make sure that your messenger is disabled in your Administrative tools / services if it isn't disabled right click on it and chose disable that that is what my problemn was lat year when I got my comp I had the same thing until I turned messenger off now very rare when I get a pop up and when I do I am usually on IE instead of Fire fox

Good luck :tazz:
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I finally got it sorted out after downloading Windows' spyware program (can't think of the name just now...). The pop-up problem seems to have disappeared, so, all's well that ends well, I suppose. =)

Thanks for your suggestion, though—if anything like it starts up again, I'll be sure to use your tactic first. :tazz:
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