Originally posted by favouriteslave
So he ran his spybot and Ad aware, they found some purityscan stuff and removed it.
unfortunately, they are still poping up.
Right now, he has one and it says " stop pop ups forever" Leads to a www.jimmysurf............
Ironically right after he ran spy bot!
This is so outa control. He may dump the damn thing off the balcony!
Don't do that. Send it to me instead!
Kidding. No, don't stress. You probably just need to clean up your system a bit. Instead of relying
on software to do it for you, although it should work, do it manually yourself.
Using 'Explorer' manually delete all your cookies, all the stuff in Temp, and Temporary Internet Files. When it comes to Temporary Internet Files,
there are 'hidden' folders that will not show up unless you use the 'Explorer' View and have 'Show all Files' selected in your folder options.
If you rt-click the folder and choose 'Explore' you should see a + symbol next to the folder in the left part of the explore window that you can
click on to show the directory tree within Temporary Internet Files. My Sister and Bro-In-Law for example were having a similar problem. Using
Explore to expose the hidden folders, 10 of them, I found 1000 little tiny files per folder (10,000 total, mostly porn thumbnail pics) which they
couldn't find or remove any other way.
Also check the folder 'Downloaded Program Files' and delete anything with an 'Unknown' description or anything that looks out of place. Don't
worry if you delete something you need like shockwave or whatever, your browser will just download it again next time you're online.
This still may not solve your problem however. Depending on the type of Online Games you are using, they may be your problem. If you've had to
download and install something in order to play, it may have come with some spyware/adware crap included. Sometimes it's even imbedded so that the
program will stop working if you try and remove the spyware, sometimes not, just depends. You'll just have to find out more info about what you have
installed and see what it says.
Your Router won't stop this traffic though. It's going to assume that it's normal, wanted traffic and allow it through. Routers really only stop
Unwanted traffic from the outside getting in. Most likely this is happening because your computer is being told to contact them first, which is
establishing the connection legally as far as the router knows.
If the spyware software isn't doing the trick for you, you may want to download a simple free Firewall and install it. It will watch for Outbound
traffic as well as inbound traffic and report it when it happens. Allowing you to allow or deny it. But also will allow you to find out just where
and why you're connecting somewhere when you're not supposed to.
EDIT: is changed to isn't.....oops!! Big difference.
[Edited on 21-3-2004 by mOjOm]