> My computer has been assaulted by "System Defender". (or atleast that's what
> all the pop-ups say) It changed my web browser and causes pop-ups constantly.
> I ran "Hitman Pro" twice then "Windows Defender" and the pop-ups are still
> coming. Is there something else I can do or try? Also is there a good overall
> protection I can get that will keep all the offensive "wares" and all the
> other stuff away from my computer? Something that monitors 24/7.
> First, however, I would appreciate any advice or suggestions that anyone may
> have on dealing with my initial issue.
> I run Windows XP Home w/SP2.
> Thank you in advance.
Go through these Cleaning steps:
1... Click start >> Control Panel >> Double Click Network and Internet
Connections >> Double click Internet Options, on the IE Properties window
you will see these Options:
General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs
| Advanced .
Click on General Tab (1st Tab on the left) and you will see a Button called
[ Clear History ..] click on it to clear your History caches, then click on
[Delete Files..] to delete Internet Files created over the time, click on [
Delete Cookies...] to delete your cookies left by visiting websites.
Then click on Advanced tab and scroll down to under the Browsing Option:
[ ] Enable Third-Party browser extensions (Req Rest) uncheck this box.
= Then try to Disable the Add-Ons on your Browser somehow installed on your
browser, On how to disable the Add-ons follow this:
Click on Programs Tab and then click the Manage Add-Ons Button there Disable
the Non/Not Verified Plug-ins/Add-ons ( you need to Renable them one-by-one
later and see which is the culprit .
How to manage Add-Ons:
Scan for malware from here:
SuperAntispyware - Free
By Bryce Cogswell and Mark Russinovich
Run a scan from here on-line:
Download Avast Cleaner (off-line scanner) from here:
Lots of tools to download and disinfect your machine (off-line scanner):
Download the Hijackthis and send the report to one of
forums for analysis and troubleshooting:
When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
the preferred tool to use.
It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. Post
your log to:
Or other appropriate
forums for expert analysis, not here.
Can you please send me a copy at to_you_rossREMOVETHIS@yahoo.co.uk
the obvious to email me.
Let us know your progress.