L.1011
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Evil Popups!

Sat May 01, 2004 2:03 am

Whenever I visit http://www.airfleets.net to get fleet info, the page barely loads before some kind of spyware sends me to http://www.errorplace.com I have added the website with 127.0.0.1 to the hosts file to keep it from loading, but that just causes error 404. It only happens on that site. I'm using the Google Popup Blocker and AnalogX POW! Popup blocker. I ran Ad-Aware very recently and there are no unidentified/malicious processes running. I'm on a Sony Vaio, Pentium 4 2.4GHz, 512MB RAM, Windows XP Home SP1 fully updated, and IE6 SP1 Fully Updated. Help please! NO "get " or "get a Mac" messages, please.
 
MYT332
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sat May 01, 2004 2:37 am

Well the page loads for me so i guess it must be your machine still. Adaware sometimes misses stuff so try downloading spybot, its a bit more thorough. Otherwise get a mac, lol actually no don't do that!

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zak
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sat May 01, 2004 2:39 am

use a real, eurotrash browser like opera to avoid such typical IE problems!
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L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sat May 01, 2004 3:05 am

MYT,

Thanks, I'm running both as we speak.

Zak,

Seattle is almost Crapida  Big grin jk Canada lol.
 
L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sat May 01, 2004 4:04 am

OK I've figured out the issue. It's media.fastclick.net ads loading a spyware called Roings. I now need to figure out the IP of the evil site- http://www.errorplace.com/red.php?c={F70187F4-589C-4072-89B5-B37E581EAFFC}&aff=wizteen&q=fastclick Can anyone help me with that? I now have a firewall and am running 2 spyware scanners.
 
cancidas
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sat May 01, 2004 4:06 am

i use AVANT browser, that eliminates all popup ads...
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hawaiian717
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sat May 01, 2004 7:13 am

% host www.errorplace.com
www.errorplace.com is an alias for errorplace.com.
errorplace.com has address 69.64.34.235
% host 69.64.34.235
235.34.64.69.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer air397.startdedicated.com.


Hope this helps, L.1011.

David / MRY
 
L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sat May 01, 2004 7:26 am

Thanks Hawaiian717. I haven't tried putting that in yet, but unfortunetly problem has now spread to Airliners.net and burstnet ads.
 
L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 1:18 am

OK it's a regkey called roimoi causing all the problems. Is there any way to block a regkey from being created?
 
jutes85
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 2:26 am

Usually to stop a reg key is tell the computer not to start it in the first place. I downloaded a little program that lets you choose what your computer will start when booting. You can get it here :http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml. It amazing what kind of crap your computer runs when you start it.

You can get another program called NoAdware that scanns your comp for spyware and deletes it, very useful. It not free, unless you can find one otherwise  Big grin.
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L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 2:50 am

I dunno, it doesn't seem to load at startup, it activates later.
 
L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 3:38 am

Ok I managed to get rid of the regkey, but I can't visit AeroSite or Airfleets.
 
L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 5:37 am

This regkey will not stay off my computer. If I destroy the code, but leave the key, that should disable it right?
 
L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 8:24 am

Nothing is working. Airliners.net is even doing it sporadically. Please help!
 
hawaiian717
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 9:02 am

I know you told us you didn't want us to say this, but....

Try using Mozilla or Opera instead of Internet Explorer.

David / MRY
 
L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 9:07 am

I like Internet Explorer. Should I reinstall it? I have an excellent and reputable site that tells you how.
 
AC_B777
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RE: Evil Popups!

Sun May 02, 2004 11:30 am

You can try the Google toolbar as well.
Go to http://www.toolbar.google.com and download it. It features a pop-up blocker.
I downloaded it last year, and I have'nt had a problem with pop-ups since.

AC_B777
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L.1011
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RE: Evil Popups!

Tue May 04, 2004 3:36 am

I have it too. It's great, but doesn't help. Again, should I just reinstall IE?

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