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Matt Tracker Scrapple Level: 133 Posts: 1370/5225 EXP: 27516961 For next: 335779 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 1 day # 1 Posted on 12.12.05 1223.47 Reposted on: 12.12.12 1224.55 My father-in-law's computer is beset by WinFixer pop-ups. I've searched through Google and have found many posts recommending very prolonged procedures to remove it. Have any of you here dealt with it in a manner that won't freak him out (i.e., doing much more than downloading a patch/program and clicking the FIX IT option)? I'm assuming disabling it through the 'msconfig' startup options isn't sufficient. Promote this thread!
JayJayDean Scrapple Level: 129 Posts: 2449/4750 EXP: 24930522 For next: 119199 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 663 days Last activity: 241 days
Y!: # 2 Posted on 12.12.05 1240.15 Reposted on: 12.12.12 1240.16 I had that problem and bought AdAware, and that cleared it up.
Matt Tracker Scrapple Level: 133 Posts: 1372/5225 EXP: 27516961 For next: 335779 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 1 day # 3 Posted on 12.12.05 1359.53 Reposted on: 12.12.12 1400.24 Originally posted by JayJayDean I had that problem and bought AdAware, and that cleared it up. Would the free download version of AdAware be sufficient?
Merc Potato korv Level: 56 Posts: 387/680 EXP: 1350280 For next: 47905 Since: 3.1.02 From: Brisbane, Australia Since last post: 2411 days Last activity: 2389 days # 4 Posted on 13.12.05 0102.45 Reposted on: 13.12.12 0103.24 Download and update free versions of Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy. Then restart in Safe mode and run them one after the other. Between the 2 you should get most things. If your problem persist there are some boards out there that give step by step instructions on getting rid of most malware etc. Like this one: http://www.bullguard.com/forum/5/Winfixer-Virus-infected-my-com_18101.html (edited by Merc on 13.12.05 1708)
Matt Tracker Scrapple Level: 133 Posts: 1374/5225 EXP: 27516961 For next: 335779 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 1 day # 5 Posted on 14.12.05 0815.50 Reposted on: 14.12.12 0823.53 AdAware seems to have done the trick with Mirar ATSI. This is an advertising toolbar that appears on IE and delivers big, annoying ad blocks right over your browser window. AdAware gave it the boot.
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