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    I am glad to know of this forum, it turned out to be a rewarding time. My files are all backed up to my external and I have a ton of new software to keep my system clean. Excuse me for this - but I hope I do not have to say hi again any time soon!! LOL! Thanks for the feedback on your software...
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    Hi Mak, I am delighted to report that it's GONE!! I went straight to your registry method since I saw both posts in the same reading. After I backed up my registry I went into safe mode and found three instances. The area you suggested CurrentControlSet was as you specified. My registry also...
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    Good morning Mak, It is all done. All eight items of software are installed on my computer with one exception. The Smitfraudfix was found to be malware and my system scrubbed it during the process!! I have not had an 'attack' this morning. Have used both Firefox and IE and not one pop-up...
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    Bugger!! I went through everything you said to do. I couldn't find ONE instance of the CMD Tech file or folder. I looked in each program folder but not every sub-folder within those. Did you mean to do a manual search of every single folder within those areas? I also used search by various...
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    Mak, Well I thought I would be brave and get the combofix scan done. I launched the program and got an error message that the OS is inappropriate. During a web search for the correct version I found this: http://remove-malware.com/antimalware-howto/combofix-and-vista/ !!! DO NOT RUN...
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    Mak Have made good progress. Just letting you know I will continue the attack tomorrow. I am trying to figure out how to enter the Vista Recovery Environment. My laptop didn't come with a CD to boot to. Instead there is a recovery partition on the hard drive. I have been reading about turning...
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    Hi Mak, Yes, most of the items are gone. Here is the new log file in case anything else has cropped up: ************************************************************************************ Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 7:30:02 PM, on 8/3/2008 Platform: Windows Vista...
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    Thanks to you both. I did the scan with AVG in safe mode. Unfortunately it finished while I was gone and was ended and closed when I returned. I rebooted in regular mode. The pop-ups are still happening. Here is the log from your suggestion Mak: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan...
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    Thanks, I will try this immediately. Be back soon to let you know :)
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    Hi All, I seem to have been invaded!! My laptop came with Windows Vista Home Premium installed. A few months ago I suddenly began having Internet Explorer launching browser windows unbidden. I did a system restore which fixed things nicely. I moved to Colorado (mountain time) from Washington...
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