Fake Yellow Bar pop up; possible adware; need help!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by salvador, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. salvador

    salvador Guest

    Hello,

    Something accidentally was installed in my PC (XP Pro; IE7) and randomly a
    fake yellow bar (such as the IE7 info bar) appears with this text:

    "Warning: possible spyware or adware infection! Click here to scan your
    computer for spyware and adware. . ."

    the link goes to this URL:

    "http://protect.trustedantivirus.com/MTY4Nzc=/2/5993/ed=1/h=10/zheltaya_hernya/"

    I think this is some kind of adware; can an adware killer program such as
    Ad-Aware erase this?

    Or, how do I get rid of this?

    Thanks a lot
     
    salvador, Nov 15, 2007
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  2. salvador

    PA Bear Guest

    Do NOT click on ANY pop-up or link generated by this hijackware!

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

    Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
    to an appropriate forum.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
    (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware with
    assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
    http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html,
    http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7,
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums for expert
    analysis, not here.**

    If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
    isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
     
    PA Bear, Nov 16, 2007
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  3. salvador

    salvador Guest

    Hello PA Bear,

    Well, I followed some of your links; this was helpful. In the end, I ran
    Ad-Aware, found some "critical objects" and then I ran a full system scan
    with Nod32 (updated, of course) and found some trojans in the system; they
    were deleted and my IE7 seems to be working fine now. So far no more fake
    yellow bars.

    Thanks a lot for your help. I consider this thread answered and closed. ;)
     
    salvador, Nov 16, 2007
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  4. salvador

    PA Bear Guest

    You're welcome & thank you for your feedback. If *any* unexplained behavior
    continues to occur, post your HijackThis log to an appropriate forum ASAP.
     
    PA Bear, Nov 16, 2007
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