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Windows 7: Do I have a spyware or a virus?

03 Jan 2010   #1
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Do I have a spyware or a virus?

I have norton antivirus 2010 and it detected some virus today and it deleted it, but every 5 minutes or so, I get internet explorer popups with annoying ads, and I'm using firefox. I don't know what's wrong but this is getting ridiculous.

For example: "Win 100$ with this survey"

I haven't installed anything.


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03 Jan 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Try Search and Destroy at: The home of Spybot-S&D!
or
MalwareBytes at: Malwarebytes.org

They are both great at getting rid of Spyware or Malware.

I have never liked Norton because of this. Every version has failed this type of infection.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It sounds like you have spyware. Run windows defender and Norton to see if anything is picked up.

In addition you can take the advice of the prior poster.
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03 Jan 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yadielfeliciano View Post
I have norton antivirus 2010 and it detected some virus today and it deleted it, but every 5 minutes or so, I get internet explorer popups with annoying ads, and I'm using firefox. I don't know what's wrong but this is getting ridiculous.

For example: "Win 100$ with this survey"

I haven't installed anything.
If you are using Internet Explorer 8, go to Tools and Pop-Up Blocker. Make sure it is turned on. That should solve most of your problems.
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03 Jan 2010   #5
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm using firefox the popups come out of no where
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Firefox has a popup blocker,, but you also need,,,,,

Adblock Plus
NoScript

You aren't going to be able to block every popup/popunder but this will catch the majotiy of them.

In addition,, run Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D as suggested above.
also run an online scanner such as ,,, Windows Live Safety Scanner
or ESET Online Scanner

To be sure I would run all 4 of those, one after the other.
No A/V or Anti-malware suite is going to catch 100% of everything. none of them.
So you will occasionally want to run a barrage of scanners, just to be sure.
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03 Jan 2010   #7
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The popups come out of no where lets say I have every web browser closed, and then a popup pops out out of no where..
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03 Jan 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You have spyware you have to get rid of it or it will haunt you. Use some of the remedied indicated above. It is not a big deal if you get rid of it, and it should be fairly easy.
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04 Jan 2010   #9
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, malwarebytes detected the spyware, and its gone
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04 Jan 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Great Have A Happy New Year. Be careful where you surf.
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