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    sfombom is offline New Member
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    Default Does my computer have a virus? Too many popups!

    I have norton 360 and this just started today every time i go into google or any search engine when i go to click on something i get advertising instead of what i wanted and tons of pop ups and this all started when i started using my yahoo email account again. I dont know what to do ive only had the laptop a few months and i bought it for school i can not afford another one and ive run tons of scans and turn up empty i know nortons not perfect but i have no idea what to do.

    How do you tell if your computer has a virus?

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    Hi sfombom.

    Download, install and update Malwarebytes' Free. Run a full scan in Safe Mode.

    I'd also download SuperAntiSpyware to run after Mbam has finished.

    Let us know the results.
    Last edited by Elmer B.; 12-18-2011 at 02:50 PM.

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    download Emsisoft AntiMalware (EAM) Emsisoft Anti-Malware for best protection - Free removal of Viruses, Bots, Spyware, Keyloggers, Trojans and Rootkits
    as you can see on their website itīs has a VERY good detectionrate.
    you can use it for FREE for 30 days.

    or download Emsisoft Emergency Kit: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit: portable malware scanner | Free removal of Viruses, Bots, Spyware, Keyloggers and Trojans
    itīs the same Antivirusscanner as in Emsisoft AntiMalware (EAM)

    Emsisoft has much better detection than MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) !
    Last edited by hackerman1; 12-18-2011 at 05:29 PM.

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    Hi, sfombom. Welcome to The Windows Club.

    Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

    Checkmark the following checkboxes:
    • Flush DNS
    • Reset IE Proxy Settings
    • Reset FF Proxy Settings
    • List content of Hosts
    • List Installed Programs

    Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

    Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

    Regarding Malwarebytes, it is best run in Normal Mode, not Safe Mode. In addition, a quick scan is all that is needed. Please see the following instructions:

    Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

    • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
    • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
    • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
    • Once the program has loaded, be sure Quick scan is selected, then click Scan.
    • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
    • Be sure that everything is checked, EXCEPT items in System Restore as shown in this sample:
    • Click Remove Selected.
    • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See the Note below)
    • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
    • Please post contents of that file in your next reply.


    ** Note **

    If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

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    Darrell is offline New Member
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    Will Norton 360 interfere with Malwarebytes ?

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    No, Norton 360 won't interfere with Malwarebytes.

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