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    Help! virus still there after reformat of computer

    My friend got some kind of virus or something on his computer. He would get pop-ups like crazy, even when you are not using internet explorer. So I used kill disk (free version, single pass all zero's) and then reinstalled windows xp professional. As soon as windows boots up for the first time the crazy pop-ups start. What the heck is going on here. Does anyone know how to fix this, i dont know how the virus or spyware could still be on there after killdisk and with a fresh install of windows.

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    Put the computer behind a firewall or enable window's XP's free firewall. See if that helps.
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    Runnin off an inverter (for now)
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    Microsoft (Pharos) USB GPS
    Have yet to pull the trigger on a slim slot load DVD
    STATUS: who knows... I don't

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    I may be completely off, but this sounds like a remote server is sending the adware to your computer anytime you're online. Have you installed all your Windows Updates? Are you on a LAN? Maybe there are other infected computers on the LAN. That's all I got.

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    No lan just connected straight to the cable modem. If it is sending spyware to the computer what ad-ware program could get rid of it.
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    First off: what pop ups is he getting?
    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
    Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
    Installed.


    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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    Second thing: Is that a legal copy of Windows XP?
    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
    Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
    Installed.


    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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    bbrother -

    have you tried the windows firewall yet? sounds an internet server is sending you (and many many many others) direct pop ups. I'm not sure if they found a way throught the windows firewall (which is probably pretty easy), but if you put it behind something like a linksys or netgear router (basic NAT firewall), you should stop getting the pop ups.
    mATX mobo
    2.4 GHz Celeron (prescott)
    512 MB RAM
    80 GB 3.5" HD
    Runnin off an inverter (for now)
    7" Lilliput
    Microsoft (Pharos) USB GPS
    Have yet to pull the trigger on a slim slot load DVD
    STATUS: who knows... I don't

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    They are for a bunch of porn websites, and the copy of windows is legal, it was used for previous install which did not have problems so it isn't an infected copy of windows.
    EPIA MII-1200, 512 MB Ram, Seagate 7200 RPM 160GB hard drive, Orinoco Gold with 5.5 dB external antenna, Lilliput 7" TS, DVD-ROM, M2-ATX, Rikaline 6010 GPS, Running Frodo Player
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    Are there any service packs or other updates available?

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    I would put money on it that it would stop if you installed SP2
    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
    Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
    Installed.


    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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