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Startup log looks clean.. :tazz:

Good thing you told the popups are from fastclick, that's not something to worry about. You're getting fastclick popups just because some sites you visit have them and fastclick has found a way to get past the popup blockers.

See this page for an alternative way to avoid them..

http://www.captain.a...efox-popups.php

Find your hosts file and under the localhost entry, add these..

127.0.0.1 fastclick.net
127.0.0.1 fastclick.com

Now that virus, did your antivirus specify what kind of action it took? Also the location of the file? If it was in a temporary folder (anything with temp in the filepath) clean your temporary files with cleanmgr like you did before..

Run this online virusscan and let it remove anything it finds..

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Let me know if it found anything..
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Hi, I did the scan it it found...........

Adware-Sidefind
Spyware- Powerscan.C
Spyware-Sitebar.A

And it removed them, But it also said that it found that I have 61 vulnerabilities on my computer.

Also I removed my Windows Media Player and I re-installed it and when I go to play videos online it still doesn't want to work. It act as if it's loading and stoping, loading and stoping. I don't know what else to do.

But thank you for all of your help.
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But it also said that it found that I have 61 vulnerabilities on my computer.


That's mainly because you running Windows XP with only Service Pack 1. Time to update to Service Pack 2 since now your computer is clean..you can get it here:

http://www.microsoft...p2/default.mspx

Please download it and let me know how it went..

As for Windows Media Player, I won't be able to be much of help since it is out of range in my knowledge..I suggest that you start a topic in the Applications subforum of the Software forum and the staff members there may be of more help than me.
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I downloading the update for Windows and I didn't have any problems.

Thanks for your help and time.
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Good to hear that :tazz:

Now let's reset your restore points.

1. Turn off System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

2. Turn ON System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

Please take the following into consideration to maintain a clean computer.

Now you should go get a firewall. Don't rely on the Windows firewall as it monitors only incoming traffic. Pick one of these, they are all free.
Kerio
Zonealarm
Sygate

I'll also recommend you to install a monitoring software which will monitor certain areas on your computer and will place alerts when those are being modified. One such software I'll recommend is Prevx, but it's for advanced users as the messages it displays can be hard to decipher. One other similar but more user friendly software is Winpatrol. Both are free programs.

Winpatrol
Prevx

Visit Windows Update regularly to get the latest security updates.You can also enable automatic updates.Your antivirus software and antispyware programs should also be updated regularly. Make a habit of running scans on a timely basis. Be careful about what you download, scan every file before clicking on it.

Additional programs to consider:

Spywareblaster Prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.Blocks spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.Restricts the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.
Spywareguard An anti-virus program scans files before you open them and prevents execution if a virus is detected - SpywareGuard does the same thing, but for spyware!
IE/Spyad
Adds a list of malicious sites to your Restricted Sites Zone.
Firefox An alternate browser safer than IE

A good article to read:
So how did I get infected in the first place?

Regards,

Armodeluxe
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Hi,

How do you turn off System Restore?

Thanks
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These are the steps to turn it off:

On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

and these are to turn it back on:

On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

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Thanks for your help and time.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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