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Pop Ips from task bar

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I am using McAfee total protection for small business, I was on a site and allowed a download.

I am now getting critical errors pop ups every few minutes, I can't delete the icons off my task bar

I am constatntly been directed to sites to purchase antispy software

How can I remove these popups
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Question by:brogrimes
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by:SPOued
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Get an anti-spyware tool (windows defender if using win os)...
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by:brogrimes
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are there any free anti spyware programmes, visa is maxed out
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by:SPOued
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Windows defender is free (if your OS is properly licensed)...
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by:rpggamergirl
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Hi,

That's smitfraud!

Please download SmitfraudFix:
http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.
Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by rebooting the computer,
and repeatedly tapping the F8 key as the pc starts. Choose "Safe Mode" from
the options listed.
 
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click
smitfraudfix.cmd
 
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected
files.
 
You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the
registry?" answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove
the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the
infection.
 
The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to
replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press
"Enter".
 
The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process;
if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.
A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.
The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Note: process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
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by:AlexNek
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I like it.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Try to Install IE7 and go tools/Manage addons/ Disable strange addonns
Try to search BHO remover
http://www.xp-tools.com/winutilities/download.htm
http://www.pcsympathy.com/article513.html
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Tim Holman earned 500 total points
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Two options:

1)  Buy the antispy software so the problem goes away...  :(
2)  Get the free download from www.ewido.com and cleanse your system...  :)

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by:AlexNek
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>tim_holman
>1)  Buy the antispy software so the problem goes away...  :(
I don't think this is help, I have the similar problem a years ago. It was the bad BHO object.
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by:Tim Holman
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There's certain mal/spyware out there, that if installed will consistently try to redirect you to a antispyware software purchase site.  You buy the software, and hey presto, the problem goes away.   Of course, best course of action is to fix the problem for free and use ewido or whatever to get rid of it...
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by:brogrimes
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The download from www.ewido.com has done the trick. It was my own fault I allowed the items to be downloaded, McAfee warned me at the time but I ignored it.
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