[kegswindows] Re: Casino pop-ups

  • From: "Roger James" <roger@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 08:38:32 -0700

Hi Lee, I had a problem tike that. I am not sure if I got ride of it =
yet. I removed Norton and reloaded it fresh from the start. I was =
getting corrupted files=20
Arlene/Roger

people will forget what you said ....
people will forget what you did ....
but people will never forget how you made them feel
----- Original Message -----=20
From: "David C Abernathy" <davea@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:16 AM
Subject: [kegswindows] Re: Casino pop-ups


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> "We have no idea where the "nasty" came from"=20
> These come from the sites that you are visiting. There is a script =
that
> gets started when you visit these sites which is to open another.
> Besides the popupkillers just do NOT visit these site that have this
> type of scrip running.
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> Be careful, some of the popup killers will block other sites, such as
> some banking, Windows Update, AV downloads and etc. So if you start
> seeing things like this, it MAY be your popup killer.
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> Thanks,
> David C Abernathy
> DaveA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lee Gentry
> Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 8:26 PM
> To: kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [kegswindows] Casino pop-ups
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> HELP...
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> Got a Win98 computer with a mind of it's own.  Internet Explorer will
> suddenly open and start downloading assorted casino websites. Of =
course
> everytime you try to close a screen more will pop up ..the task bar
> fills with pop up screens.
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> Have used Task Manager to close EVERYTHING listed except Windows
> Explorer.
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> Have run and re-run Norton AV 2001 to see if it could pick up anything
> with no luck.  I cleared the Exclusions list in case the "nasty" was
> hiding from Norton that way.
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> Computer is inline with DSL thru a NAT "firewall" router (Linksys).
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> Whatever triggers the "nasty" to start opening casino sites does not
> seem to be related to internet use.  Simply booting the computer and
> waiting a while is enough.
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> Right now I am using a pop-up killer to suppress the casino
> screens...the computer is unusable without it.
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> Anybody else seen anything like this?  We have no idea where the =
"nasty"
> came from.  The computer user swears she has never visited a casino
> site.
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> Regardless of how we got it, we have some sort of malicious program =
that
> uses IE and web sites to make the computer unusable and I really need =
to
> get rid of it.
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> HELP...any ideas less painful than "fdisk"
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> Thanks
> Lee Gentry
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