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  1. #11


    and this happen in firefox ,chrome,ie

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 Pro With media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by memojoker View Post
    and this happen in firefox ,chrome,ie
    Sounds like a hosts file problem. Go to C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and take ownership of the hosts file. Then open it with a text editor. There should only be 2 entries 127.0.0.1 localhost, and ::1 localhost. If there are any other lines below that, delete them, save the file, and reboot.
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Here is a link to Microsoft Malware remover---

    Free Malware Removal Tool | Anti-Malware Scan Software

    If your Windows 8 is the Pro version the tool won't work.

    I went to a Firefox forum & a guy there said he removed Firefox & re-installed it & the pop-up never showed up again.

    Also using the pop-up blocker stops most pop-ups.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 18 Jan 2013 at 11:52.
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  4. #14


    I would boot in safe mode (if you can) and run Norton Power Eraser. It's a good, free utility to clean these types of infections...

    Norton Power Eraser | Free Tool |Easily remove scamware that traditional virus scanning can

    I am not affiliated with Symantec in any way except that I'm a satisfied customer...
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I would boot in safe mode (if you can) and run Norton Power Eraser. It's a good, free utility to clean these types of infections...

    Norton Power Eraser | Free Tool |Easily remove scamware that traditional virus scanning can

    I am not affiliated with Symantec in any way except that I'm a satisfied customer...
    I'm not affiliated either.
    I bought Norton & they never mentioned a power eraser.
    oh well.
    I have it now thanks to you.
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  6. #16


    Use NPE, it has worked every time I've tried it to remove malware.
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Use NPE, it has worked every time I've tried it to remove malware.
    The thumbs up thing said I had to Spread around reputation before giving it to you again.
    Hell,I give it to you anyway.
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  8. #18


    Thank you, I'm very glad that worked for you!!!
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