Pop ups

Question

Just today Im my Netzero HOME page is being hijacked and my home page is getting reset to "blank:data" and I see various popups including:

http://vv1.s13.tempx.cc - Windows PC speed test

... spyware detected

would you like to stop all spyware activity in a few minutes.

http://vv1.s13.tempx.cc - Your system is infected - Microsoft Internet Explorer

!!! HAZARD DETECTED !!!

window contains "VIRUS LIST" with KLF highlighted

http://vv1.s13.tempx.cc - Welcome to the System Performance Wizard

OS Check: ... OK

Browsers Check: ... OK

Syware Check: ... WARNING

If you hit any of the "OK" buttons you are taken to "blank:data" webpage with "google-like" search results for Spyware software.

I regularly use SpyBot Search & Destroy, AdAware as well as Panda Antivirus which I just ran for the 3rd time in 24 hours. Each tool found objects to be removed and yet I still get these "possibly legal but" very annoying popups.

Can I get these turned off.

Answer

This question was answered on January 24, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

One way you can stop this is by going to

start , setting , control panel , Internet options

In internet properties click Security and where it says

Restricted sites click on Sites.. and add all those such as http://vv1.s13.tempx.cc , http://vv1.s13.tempx.cc ect..

Onces your done go to the general tab and place http.www.msn.com as your Home page

After you are done go to either Yahoo.com or google.com and Download a pop up block bar

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Author

Posted by jose of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 24, 2005