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maskedraiderfan
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      09-14-2007
I keep getting these advertising sites coming up from Internet Speed Monitor
and they won't go away. I've checked my adware, spyware etc. but, this does
seem to be having an effect on my computer and my antivirus doesn't show
anything. But, one night I couldn't open any of my email addresses. I've
especially had trouble opening my yahoo emails.
Does anyone know what is happening and how I can stop this?
 
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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
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      09-14-2007
"maskedraiderfan" <> wrote in
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>I keep getting these advertising sites coming up from Internet Speed
>Monitor
> and they won't go away. I've checked my adware, spyware etc. but, this
> does
> seem to be having an effect on my computer and my antivirus doesn't show
> anything. But, one night I couldn't open any of my email addresses. I've
> especially had trouble opening my yahoo emails.
> Does anyone know what is happening and how I can stop this?


Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
Web pages.
Help with malware:
All MS-MVP Sites.
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
For quite a few people it's by installing Messenger Plus, whose ads for
malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince you that you
owe it to the author. See also:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
of.

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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
Do not send mail.

 
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