How do I get rid of ipdack.com

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November 30, 2010 at 08:32:28
Specs: Linux i686
Have Windows XP and it doesnt let me do anything short of buying their software.

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#1
November 30, 2010 at 08:59:55
Try restarting in Safe Mode. Do you still get the pop-ups? If not then install & run CCleaner - use the 'tools/start-up' section to see if the nasty is listed there, you can do the same using MSCONFIG but CCleaner is tidier. Then install & scan with Malwarebytes (you can do this in Safe Mode With Networking) - remove anything it finds.

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#2
November 30, 2010 at 09:00:08
download malwarebytes and run a full scan in safemode

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#3
December 1, 2010 at 05:40:41
Just followed your advice but machine refused to run Malwarebytes or Ccleaner - popups claiming these files were infected. Took several attempts to get other half's POS Dell Studio to start in Safe Mode but on it now running an Avast scan.

Can someone let me know which files to strip out? I'd rather not have to sit scanning for hours or do a full reinstall just because he let his Norton subscription lapse.


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#4
December 1, 2010 at 06:04:58
No pop ups but being that I'm not a computer guy I'm not sure of how to "install & run CCleaner - use the 'tools/start-up' section to see if the nasty is listed there, you can do the same using MSCONFIG but CCleaner is tidier. Then install & scan with Malwarebytes (you can do this in Safe Mode With Networking) - remove anything it finds."

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#5
December 1, 2010 at 07:54:59
In Vista, not XP; got it running CCleaner, managed to clean out some subsidiary gribblies from the registry etc, and Avast found 3 unusual files in the System32 folder, but still getting the damn messages. Tried System Restore, running in safe mode etc but cannot open Task Manager and machine appears convinced it is not connected to internet despite this blatantly not being the case.

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#6
December 1, 2010 at 09:06:11
Looks like it's working ok. After the system restore I went to control panel and did the disk clean up. Anyway I've been on the net for about 4 hours without any problems. Thank you very much

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#7
December 2, 2010 at 19:33:11
I got it around the same time you did - seems so did others on Nov. 29th. Weird huh? Anyway I had the same problem - shut down my internet browser, redirected all my activity to an antivirus webpage demanding I buy their software, several pop-ups for porn and tons of alerts saying I had multiple viruses on my computer. Blocked every .exe program I tried to run on my netbook. Luckily was able to restart in safe mode and I did a system restore about a week before all this bullsh*t started happening - computer booted up just fine and now I'm downloading Malawarebytes just in case.

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