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posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 06:48 PM
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Today i logged into ATS and this annoying message pops up:



I close the message box without click the buttons, and then it decides to take over one of my other browser windows and loads this site:

systemdoctor.com...

It's annoying the crap outta me, please remove this obtrusive ad. I wouldn't mind if it was just a simple banner like the other ads, but this is invasive!

Does anyone else get this?




posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 07:06 PM
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From what I know ATS doesn't run such ads (then again I'm only a mod not an admin.)
Do you run any anti-spyware programs such as ad-aware or spyware doctor? I think you might be infected with a hijacker.

Check out this thread that Chissler put together to help with such things.
Virus, Spyware.. Need Help? Here it is



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 07:10 PM
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CTRL-W, which I assume you used, will close ANY focused _


I haven't experienced, nor seen a Complaint, regarding this particular "Ad", but if you, or Any member, "see" it again please try to discern the banner or sidebar ad source.

Right-click and choose properties to determine the source, if it will allow.

i.e. www.whatever.whatever...

Post it here, OR in a Complaint ... which is sure to be reviewed by ALL staff.



$.02



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 07:19 PM
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um just a thought about your problem with your browser.

Your browser has to be hijacked by a specifi type of spyware / adware / malware, of which your anti spy ware should detect it.

Log off the net and run your spyware, and if it still is being hijacked, then get back to me and we will start at the beggining and work our way to a success.

remove-system-doctor.info...

The above link is an informercial (informative and commercial) BUT it is worth download of the free trial software. If it picks any thing up, you can work from there.

Do you know about your PC? If you do, a program called Hijackthis is the NO1 removal tool for those who know what they are doing.

get back to me if you need any more help.



[edit on 23-8-2006 by D4rk Kn1ght]



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 07:21 PM
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A good pop up stopper probably wouldn't hurt either, I'm assuming you're not using one, unless you allow pop ups from certain sites, ATS being one of them.

Try this one.... Panicware



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 07:27 PM
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Toasty, I've had that ad and i've complained about it in another thread, dont know whether anyone took any notice, probably not



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 07:41 PM
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Here is the answer to your problems dude.


www.aceviper.net...


here you go, and it is a free down load, and will get rid of that blooming annoying ad as well.

its hidden in your systems 32 file, and will need to be got rid of. That way it can pop up when ever it wants to interfer with your browsing.

Follow the link and keep your PC safe.

Take care, DK.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:10 PM
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i hate viruse i had spyware on my computer once and it wasnt funny it downloaded porn, gambling ads, pictures of cars????(dunno y) and loads of different sites to do loans and banks and i know nothing to do with debugging computers so i had to get me stepdad to come see what was up with it yep that was rather embarrasing if it is a virus get rid of it befor you have to explain y theirs all this crap on yur computer lol



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:48 PM
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I use and have been using "HiJackthis" for a few years. It is VERY effective if you use it correctly. If not it can really mess you up, so be careful.

www.merijn.org...

Again, BE CAREFUL!!!!

Semper



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:52 PM
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he just needs to go to aceviper.net like i said. they have that particular browser hijacker beat hands down, and they have a free download to get it out of your system 32 files.

I had a look, and its actually quite an ingenious piece of kit for a free download.




posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:55 PM
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I went there, but it immediately "popped" up three ads wanting me to sign up for something???


Anytime a website does that, I just can't bring myself to continue.

Maybe it was because I run Fierfox???


Semper



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:14 PM
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Thanks guys, and thanks D4rk Kn1ght for pointing me in the right direction. I didn't think my PC could get infected, I use spy-bot, but it didn't seem to pick it up. I'm downloading the software to remove it right now and will post back with the results.

It was stupid of me thinking that I was immune, and blaming ATS. I am sorry for this, an apologize.

Toasty.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:20 PM
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Well man you could always use FF, that is the best thing since sliced bread.. Really. Alot of people on here use it. It barely has issues and its more resilient than IE.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:32 PM
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Firefox you say??

Hmmmmm.... not for me im afraid. downloaded it, installed it, kicked my pc into next week for a few hours trying to disable the stupid bloom 'you are downloading / have downloaded box', deleted it, had to reinstall windows because it wouldnt delete fully, swore a few times at god, the universe and every thing, and then started all over again.

BUT..... long story short every thing was backed up to disk and i lost nothing bar some pieces of small furniture and a lot of karama.

Macafees, spyware emergency, windows washer and Hijack this. Im safe as can be with my little box of windows magic.



Just glad I could help.

Ummmm and on another note, when i downloaded from vipernet, I...got no pop ups??!!?? wtf??? hahahahahahaha



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:49 PM
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As it has been determined this pop up was not caused by an ATS ad, this thread will be moved to Computer Help, where it may help other computer-challenged members---like me



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 11:03 PM
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Problem fixed. It definitely was spy-ware. Thank to all who replied quickly with help. And thanks for moving the thread, maybe the title could also be changed to something like "Systemdoctor Infected my Computer!"

Thanks,
Toasty.

[edit on 23-8-2006 by Toasty]



posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 02:54 AM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
As it has been determined this pop up was not caused by an ATS ad, this thread will be moved to Computer Help, where it may help other computer-challenged members---like me

I think this was caused by ATS. I had exactly the same infection - and it happened more or less at the time of the Virus/Trojan alert on Board Business. Of course I don't have absolute proof of this, but I've been struggling for ages to get it off my system.

Thanks for the answer guys!!!



posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 10:12 AM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
I went there, but it immediately "popped" up three ads wanting me to sign up for something???


Anytime a website does that, I just can't bring myself to continue.

Maybe it was because I run Fierfox???


Semper


I tried with my 3 browsers.

Opera blocked the first pop-up but not the second.
Firefox blocked the first pop-up but not the second.
IE 7 Beta 3 blocked the first pop-up, the Google tool-bar blocked the second.

Firefox was good against pop-ups while it was a novelty, now they learned how to force them on the Firefox users too.

[edit on 24/8/2006 by ArMaP]



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 02:54 AM
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Originally posted by ArMaP
Firefox was good against pop-ups while it was a novelty, now they learned how to force them on the Firefox users too.


Oh, make no mistake, it's still great.

Two plug-ins (NoScript & Adblock) and I never get unwanted pop-ups.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 05:42 PM
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IE 7 Beta 3 with only one (Google toolbar) blocks all unwanted pop-ups.

And this pop-ups are still appearing, or at least trying to appear, on my computer.

And both in Windows XP and Windows Vista Pre-RC1.





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