Help With Internet Browser

AuthorTopic: Help With Internet Browser
Warrior
Member # 7638
Profile #0
I have Mozilla Firefox and Norton anti virus and firewall. It seems to be that every time I go on the Internet, my browser takes me to something called SysProtect and WinFixer. I know that those programs are spyware :eek: . My question is how can I eliminate them from my computer? I have Windows XP. Thank you for your help in advance.

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"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981

"But what ... is it good for?"
--Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.
Posts: 152 | Registered: Monday, November 6 2006 08:00
Shake Before Using
Member # 75
Profile #1
Uh, you should get some or all of AdAware, Spybot - Search and Destroy, or Windows Defender and run them.
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #2
I think my parents had somthing similar before on their computer. Their solution was to restore it to factory settings. :rolleyes:

Do what Imban says. Do you get any pop-ups when not connected to the 'Net? As far as I can tell from your post, the only effect is that you go to these sites instead of your home page.

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Art students hit on the first person they see in a bar, male or female.
They can't differentiate.
- Stats prof
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Warrior
Member # 7638
Profile #3
Are they free? Money is no object, but I prefer not to spend it. Sorry if I didn't clarify myself. I do go to my home page, but at random times they come as pop-ups

[ Tuesday, January 30, 2007 12:40: Message edited by: Leftover Sauerkraut ]

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"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981

"But what ... is it good for?"
--Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.
Posts: 152 | Registered: Monday, November 6 2006 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #4
Spybot is free, and I think you can run AdAware for free as well.

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #5
Some are free. Others are shareware. In any case, free versions should be sufficient.

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #6
Defender is free as well.

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A known bug is better than an unknown feature.
- Manoj Sati
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Agent
Member # 5814
Profile #7
I had SpyQuake on my computer, or something like it. If you're seeing any unusual popups, don't click anywhere near them. Don't accept offers from the popups to remove the virus or perform scans, and don't download any "antivirus" programs without checking them on reputable sites.

I became so paranoid, I scanned my computer with Ad-Aware, then Windows Defender, then Spybot. The problems went away, although the SpyQuake folder was left behind.

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