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Old 01-20-04, 02:32 PM
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Anyone looking at Yahoo right now?

I have Yahoo as my opening page, and when it loaded, it came up with some metropolical global or something like that. I have a couple of screenshots, but I don't have a place to upload to.

EDIT: Now it's back to normal.

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Old 01-20-04, 02:35 PM
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http://www.theforumisdown.com

edit to add: It sounds like it might be spyware. I suggest Ad-Aware or Spybot.

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Old 01-20-04, 02:38 PM
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Thanks jdodd!
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sounds like you have some spyware possibly.
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You might have some spyware.

Have you run a spyware scan recently?
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Could this be spyware?
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Originally posted by BigDave
You might have some spyware.

Have you run a spyware scan recently?
Just last night. I'm running another one right now to check.
Old 01-20-04, 02:42 PM
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In case no one mentioned it, you might have some spyware.
Old 01-20-04, 02:46 PM
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What do you have running that makes your Win OS look like that?
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Something something something spyware.


What programs do you guys use to check for spyware?
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Ran Ad-Aware + Spybot. Nothing. Must have been one of those freak occurances.

(Oh, I do clean out my cookies everytime the window closes, so I'm sure it's not that.)
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what is a good program you can do to take care of this thing?
Old 01-20-04, 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by CRSang5982
What do you have running that makes your Win OS look like that?
WindowBlinds with the Longhorn skin.

The Browser is MYIE2.

As far as spyware programs, most use Ad-Aware and Spybot.

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Hmm...looks like you might have Spyware.

I recommend running Ad-Adware and Spybot. Make sure you get the latest updates before doing so.

I hope this helps!
Old 01-20-04, 02:49 PM
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dude.. that happened to a friend of mine once. he did all this searching, and it turned out that it was his spyware.
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Originally posted by Scot1458
what is a good program you can do to take care of this thing?
Since no one has told you yet. It looks like Spy-Ware. Try Ad-Aware or Spybot search and Destroy.
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Does it keep going to that site? You might want to clear your cache too.

Maybe your DNS went nuts and is pointing to that site.
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this yet, but you could have a problem with spyware.

I use AdAware and SpyBot.
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Eh, it probably was spyware. Ticks me off now. Haven't had a problem with it for months.
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If you hadn't checked already, I would say it is spyware.


I would say to use AdAware and SpyBot.
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Originally posted by BigDave
Does it keep going to that site? You might want to clear your cache too.

Maybe your DNS went nuts and is pointing to that site.
It's not the DNS, cause I loaded DVDTalk at the same time and it was fine. Oh well. Another freak thread on Other.
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I don't think it's spyware, but rather some sort of program that got put on your computer without your knowledge that pops up randomly with ads and sites you didn't intend to go to.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
I don't think it's spyware, but rather some sort of program that got put on your computer without your knowledge that pops up randomly with ads and sites you didn't intend to go to.

Either way there is a program called Spy Bot that would get rid of it. Maybe he should check it out.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
I don't think it's spyware, but rather some sort of program that got put on your computer without your knowledge that pops up randomly with ads and sites you didn't intend to go to.


Well I guess you could say malware too.
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Upon looking closer at the screeenshots, it's clearly not Spyware or Adware. It's mercancías del espía or mecancias del anuncio.

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