I can't get rid of it! Shortly after I got on the computer yesterday afternoon (my younger brother was playing prior), I got bombed with ad windows. Right around 150 of them before the Close Group function kicked in, then I had to keep doing that for about five minutes. I ran an Ad-Aware scan, it found about 400 new objects (It's found absolutely zero ever since I've had it), and that stopped the ad window bombing, but now I'm getting a new ad or install-on-demand window every five minutes. I ran Norton, it found about 40 malware/adware objects, deleted most of em, I edited the rest out of the registry and manually deleted the rest myself. Still ad windows every five minutes. I run Ad-Aware a hour later. 200 new objects, and I've been routinely scanning and deleting crap, each time turning up another 200 or so objects, and more stuff I have to remove myself. It's bogging down Internet Exploder like nuts, it took me ten minutes to load the forum page because "it" was downloading it's next cycle of ads.
To the point: Ad-Aware and Norton 04 are doing nothing more than denting an exponentially increasing annoyance, any suggestions?
May 3 2004, 5:25 am