View Full Version : What the F$#%%K !! is causing this?

10-14-2003, 09:09 PM
Hi All,

I just hope someone has a solution for this as this is really pissing me off.

For the last 2 days when I do a search on google, lets say 'web hosting' once the result page comes out I get a popunder of a hosting website. I've used adaware but to no avail. How in the world can I get rid of it? It happens every now and then, not on eevery search.



10-15-2003, 05:41 AM
It is most definitely spyware. Adaware just isn't the best.

Try running Spybot Search and Destroy (also a free download).

10-15-2003, 06:45 AM
I use Spybot. I'm always amazed at how much stuff it finds. It's also good for preventing stuff like this happening in the first place.

10-19-2003, 06:49 AM
I download a spy killer but all it does is tells me how many pieces of spy or ad software there is on my pc - 68, then tells me to delete them I need to buy it.

I'm quite good at finding them myself, but there one that is really annoying me.

Whenever a page has the work 'host' in it it turns into a link to a host. And I can't find it so I'm going to use Chris's tip. I'll tell you if it works.

10-19-2003, 06:51 AM
try spybot search and destroy -- its free and will remove things without you needing to buy.

10-19-2003, 06:56 AM
Thanks Guys

Though it hasn't helped. The problem is still there. Oh how I want to kill the *** that planted this on my computer.


10-21-2003, 02:57 PM
Out of curiosity, what sites do the popups load? I had a similar issue a while back that kept causing porn sites to load. I ended up having to rename a dll file to stop it. I thought it would cause problems with IE as it was an IE file, but it didn't (thankfully).

11-09-2003, 11:59 AM
I use Adaware, it is pretty good.

11-11-2003, 06:58 AM
Ummm, cant remember but lots of hosting and Vitamins sites popped up. It pops up whenever I do a search in google!! Both Adaware and spybot, didn;t detech it. I findly found the file cause the problem and deleted it!!!!


11-11-2003, 09:06 AM
Who was responsible? (what site?)

11-11-2003, 11:23 AM
Hmm, I installed Spybot to and now all of a sudden OpenOffice refuses to run. Anyone had that problem to ?

11-12-2003, 12:41 AM
I had the same problem a few months back with Yahoo, not google. When ever I went into the directory of yahoo and click on a link, it redirected the link and took me to the same site. I was so pissed that I tracked down the site owner using tracert and I ripped the ISP appart. With in a few hours the site was shut down, but I was still left to solving the problem. I used spybot, adware along with mcaffee. I was pleased to say the Nortan solved the problem. After a full scan it found two viruses on my machine that McAfee did not find (patterns were all updated). It deleted the file and I was cleared.