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NZTallGuy
02-06-2004, 12:08 PM
Somehow I have something loaded on my computer that keeps popping up advts. It's NOT a virus. None of the anti-virus programmes can find or fix it. There are many other names associated with this problem such as "totempole" "adserver" "internetfuel" and it seems that it comes from "advnt05.com".

johnboy
02-06-2004, 12:15 PM
Look Here (http://www.google.com/search?q=Help%20to%20remove%20"belgiandip"%20from%20my%20computer)

johnboy
02-06-2004, 12:17 PM
this might be better Here (http://www.google.com/search?q=Help%20to%20remove%20"belgiandip"%20from%20my%20computer)

stu120404
02-06-2004, 12:19 PM
Hello NZTallGuy

Welcome to Press F1

>There are
> many other names associated with this problem such as
> "totempole" "adserver" "internetfuel" and it seems
> that it comes from "advnt05.com".

You got some ad were on your computer :(, download & run spybot search & destroy & Ad-aware the download URLs are in this FAQ: http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=41858 & see if they find any thing.

Hope this helps, if not post back here :)

Biggles
02-06-2004, 12:19 PM
Try Ad-aware - anti-virus programs don't dedict spyware/adware. Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy are you two products of choice for this.

Ad-Aware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org

Biggles
02-06-2004, 12:20 PM
Wow, there was only one post when I started my reply! You guys must all want to win prizes ....

johnboy
02-06-2004, 12:23 PM
Here (http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=1628091)

stu120404
02-06-2004, 12:24 PM
> Wow, there was only one post when I started my reply!
> You guys must all want to win prizes ....

hehe, you never know :D

;\

** Must type quicker next time or not to worry as much about my spelling :| **

NZTallGuy
02-06-2004, 12:35 PM
WOW..!! thanks for the quick replies. I have run AdAware6, SpyBlocs2,Spysweeper, PestPatrol, SpywareBlaster. and SpyBot (all from latest PCWorld CD) Found all sorts of stuff but nothing found or touched this dreaded programme..!!!!

stu120404
02-06-2004, 12:38 PM
> WOW..!! thanks for the quick replies. I have run
> AdAware6, SpyBlocs2,Spysweeper, PestPatrol,
> SpywareBlaster. and SpyBot (all from latest PCWorld
> CD) Found all sorts of stuff but nothing found or
> touched this dreaded programme..!!!!

Ok, then you might want to have a read of this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=1628091 which johnboy posted a link to, as it has a few idea, you might want to try

Lets us know how you get on :)

stu120404
02-06-2004, 12:40 PM
> I have run AdAware6, SpyBlocs2,Spysweeper, PestPatrol,
> SpywareBlaster. and SpyBot

By the way have you updated them? Since you have run them???

Billy T
02-06-2004, 12:43 PM
Looks like answers are available here (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=belgiandip+&btnG=Search) so start from the top where I saw some promising comments.

Sorry but I haven't time right now to refine the search for you. :(

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

NZTallGuy
02-06-2004, 12:47 PM
Yes all the programmes are less than 24hours old

NZTallGuy
02-06-2004, 12:50 PM
Thanks Billy...been there done that...found the annoyances.com site most interesting but NOTHING helped..

beama
02-06-2004, 01:22 PM
are you using xp if so could this be the dreaded messager service not to be confused with MSN. try doing a search for disable messanger service or I think http://www.grc.com/default.htm has a little helper app that may do just that disable the service

beama
02-06-2004, 01:37 PM
just another quick idea
stinger and a2 (A squared) do a search they may deal to it also

Billy T
02-06-2004, 07:10 PM
Well, the question hasn't been asked so I'll ask it:

What is your Operating System? The link I posted claimed a cure by removal of the named files so maybe your OS is not their OS?:|

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Billy T
02-06-2004, 07:16 PM
Another question that hasn't been asked: If using XP, could system restore help or is it anything to do with that. I don't have XP so I'm not competent to comment.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

zqwerty
02-06-2004, 07:40 PM
If you can, why not d/l this program and then post your start up entries so others can see what is going on.


http://209.133.47.12/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe

Rob

Murray P
02-06-2004, 07:48 PM
The version of spybot on the PC World CD is 1.2, latest is 1.3 which is much improved. Follow Bruce's link to update, install after uninstalling 1.2 then check for updates (use in Advanced mode for more features).

CWShredder also has regular updates so it pays to download fresh.

Cheers Murray P

NZTallGuy
02-06-2004, 09:16 PM
thanks all for the suggestions...I'm hoping something will work. And myOS is XP pro

dipstick01
02-06-2004, 10:58 PM
This may seem like a silly question but you replied that all the programs (ad-aware etc) were less than 24 hours old but did you mean the programs or the updates??
Quite often you can find the offending file lurking in your program files section of C drive. If all else fails then you could try deleting that and then clean up afterwards but as this can be messy I suggest trying ad-aware etc first.

Another reason some spyware programs cannot be killed is because they are running in hidden mode and cannot be deleted while in use. Try starting in safe mode and then deleting also.