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Re: Url:Mal pop-ups from seemly sound sources
« Reply #90 on: June 24, 2012, 02:48:33 PM »
Right, here we go.

Basically, I've been home three days now, and I've not had pop-ups once. FYI, at home I am on wifi and connected to a router, as opposed to the wired university connection. Therefore, I am happy to say that the problem is fixed/gone. It looks like all evidence points towards the pop-ups being connection related like you said, though I am still not sure why I had no problems for most of the year, yet the past month or so I have had real trouble.

Anyway, now that the pop-ups are gone, is there anything I need to do to clean up after all the programs I've been running for you?

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Re: Url:Mal pop-ups from seemly sound sources
« Reply #91 on: June 24, 2012, 03:02:08 PM »
As Jeff is away I will give the cleanup for you

If you get them again when you go back to the university router/network then it would suggest that the problem is there

Subject to no further problems   :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems 

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean  :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset  System Restore points:

  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
Remove ComboFix

  • Hold down the Windows key + R on your keyboard. This will display the Run dialogue box
  • In the Run box, type in ComboFix /Uninstall (Notice the space between the "x" and "/") then click OK

  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled
Run OTL and hit the cleanup button.  It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself. 

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
  • Go to control panel
  • Select folder options (Appearance > Folder options in category view)
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.

 Upgrading Java:
  • Go to this site  and click Do I have Java
  • It will check your current version and then offer to update to the latest version

To manually create a new Restore Point
  • Go to Control Panel and select System
  • Select System
  • On the left select System Protection and accept the warning if you get one
  • Select System Protection Tab
  • Select Create at the bottom
  • Type in a name i.e. Clean
  • Select Create
Now we can purge the infected ones
  • GoStart > All programs > Accessories > system tools
  • Right click Disc cleanup and select run as administrator
  • Select Your main drive and accept the warning if you get one
  • For a few moments the system will make some calculations
  • Select the More Options tab
  • In the System Restore and Shadow Backups select Clean up
  • Select Delete on the pop up
  • Select OK
  • Select Delete
Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

Malwarebytes.  Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated. To keep your operating system up to date visit
To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide  How did I get infected in the first place ?

Keep safe  :wave:


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Re: Url:Mal pop-ups from seemly sound sources
« Reply #92 on: June 24, 2012, 04:07:38 PM »
Ok cheers for that. I'll report back tomorrow to confirm that I still haven't been getting any popups :)


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Re: Url:Mal pop-ups from seemly sound sources
« Reply #93 on: June 29, 2012, 12:44:33 PM »
ok, longer than 24hrs since my last post, but this is to confirm that the popups are gone!! thanks so much jeffce (and essexboy), you put in a lot of work for this and it was greatly appreciated, even if it did turn out to not be malware in the end (or so it would seem...) :)


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Re: Url:Mal pop-ups from seemly sound sources
« Reply #94 on: June 29, 2012, 01:29:19 PM »
You are more than welcome!  We are glad that we could help.  :)