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Old 02-15-2002, 12:12 PM   #1
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my computer is 10 minutes away from going out the window

i don't like getting mad, well who does? but me especially-i tend to be very laid back.

but for the last 3 hours, whilst i try to write an essay proposal on broadband internet access in the states, every 10 minutes a page asking me if i want to join shannon elizabeth's fan page comes up along with some weird german page that appears in a stylized version of explorer. it's weird-i'm not sure where i picked this up but i need to get rid of it.

the cookies are cleared, the temp files are all deleted, i even erased the history. does anyone have any idea what type of file is planted on a computer to do this so that i can search for it?

any help would be much appreciated

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Old 02-15-2002, 12:14 PM   #2
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so, will you join shannon elizabeth's fan page?

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Old 02-15-2002, 12:18 PM   #3
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so, will you join shannon elizabeth's fan page?

ya know i've seen the freakin' pop up so many times now i'm considering it-maybe it will make the pop up go away and well the picture is not bad.

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Old 02-15-2002, 12:45 PM   #4
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I'm not 100% sure if this will work, but might be worth the try.

The next time the pop-up add appears, right click on the page, and then choose properties. Write down or copy the url, and if you have a firewall, you could block it that way.

Anyone know if that would work?

I suppose the other option is to join the club
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Old 02-15-2002, 12:59 PM   #5
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Sounds like some sort of scripting file, possibly .vbs or something of the sort. That's the format viruses are often sent in. Not to say this is a malicious script file, in that it at least doesn't appear to be harming data on your computer. Have you opened any e-mails lately from the people running that website?
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