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Ok, here's the deal, I just reinstalled XP last week, since then I've been getting quite a few pop ups with firefox and just this morning, everytime I load up firefox, windows explorer crashes, reloads and crashes again. Not to mention that I've been getting an unusual amount of virus notifications. I'm using Zone Alarm Pro and AVG7.5 Pro virus scanner. Any thoughts? If more info is needed, please let me know.
This is more of a firefox issue: with firefox, I've been getting alot of pop ups but now they're appearing as another tabbed page. Anyone heard of this happening with firefox?
Well if you have been recieving lots of virus popups, you could well have a virus. I reccommend you do a full system scan with AVG and with some spyware programs (Adaware AND Spybot: Search and Destroy).
If it is a virus, or what not, it could easily be affecting other programs and utilities.
Download and run Ad Aware. It's free and awesome. You'll be surprised at what it may uncover then remove :)
Use all these 3 as a combo:
Download and Install Spybot Search & Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) , first check for updates then let it scan your system. Quarantaine everything it finds. Delete the found items you are sure of they are malware.
Download and Install Ad-Aware® SE Personal Edition (http://www.lavasoft.com/) , first check for updates then let it scan your system. Quarantaine everything it finds. Delete the found items you are sure of they are malware.
Download and Install SpywareBlaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/). Check for updates, enable Full Protection. This program prevents malware to enter your PC in the first place.
BEFORE scanning with AdAware and Spybot S&D, set OFF System Restore.
Right-click This Computer > Properties > tab System Restore. Then do the scanning/deleting.
Only when you are 100% sure you have deleted it, again set ON System Restore.
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