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Matt Tracker Scrapple Level: 132 Posts: 1370/5205 EXP: 27058660 For next: 73344 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 6 hours Last activity: 5 hours # 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: 24680043 For next: 369678 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 547 days Last activity: 125 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: 132 Posts: 1372/5205 EXP: 27058660 For next: 73344 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 6 hours Last activity: 5 hours # 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: 1336712 For next: 61473 Since: 3.1.02 From: Brisbane, Australia Since last post: 2295 days Last activity: 2273 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: 132 Posts: 1374/5205 EXP: 27058660 For next: 73344 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 6 hours Last activity: 5 hours # 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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