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Dogmafood
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Message 1 of 46 (0)
11-24-2013 8:43 AM


...and who put them there?
I have had them here for the first time today. Does anybody else get them from this site?

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Message 2 of 46 (711912)
11-24-2013 9:12 AM
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11-24-2013 8:43 AM


No popups for me this morning (or ever, as best I recall).

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Theodoric
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Message 3 of 46 (711912)
11-24-2013 9:28 AM
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11-24-2013 8:43 AM


Never have had the issue here. I can't see Percy having popups on this site. You may have a browser redirect going on. What is.in the pop up?

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

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Dogmafood
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Message 4 of 46 (711917)
11-24-2013 9:36 AM
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11-24-2013 9:28 AM


Some warning about having low disk space and urging me to delete something. It was made to look as though it came from microsoft.
i think it said yahoo in the address bar and then yieldmanager

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Message 5 of 46 (711918)
11-24-2013 9:51 AM
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11-24-2013 9:36 AM


i think it said yahoo in the address bar and then yieldmanager
yieldmanager = pop-up generating spyware. It's pretty resilient - good luck.

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Theodoric
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Message 6 of 46 (711918)
11-24-2013 9:52 AM
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11-24-2013 9:36 AM


Nasty spyware and tracking crap. Search for removal directions. Has nothing to do with EVC. I suggest removing ASAP

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

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Message 7 of 46 (711920)
11-24-2013 10:48 AM
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11-24-2013 9:52 AM


Theodoric writes:
Nasty spyware and tracking crap. Search for removal directions. Has nothing to do with EVC. I suggest removing ASAP
Too late. These little critters are hard to get rid of. If a person isn't technical enough to recognize it for what it is and thought the popup came from this site, then he's not going to be able to remove the damn thing(s).
To the OP, I suggest either getting professional help or wiping clean your system.

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Message 8 of 46 (711918)
11-24-2013 11:05 AM
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11-24-2013 9:36 AM


This is not as big a problem as yenmor is making it seem to be. Search malwarebytes yield manager. Follow directions on the forums to get free support to remove this. I suggest running malwarebytes occasionally. It will.not remove yield manager, but can save you from other crap in the future.
ABE
Wiping system clean is a last resort that shouldn't be needed for this situation.
Edited by Theodoric, : No reason given.
Edited by Theodoric, : Shouldn't not should

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

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Dogmafood
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Message 9 of 46 (711919)
11-24-2013 11:41 AM
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11-24-2013 9:51 AM


Modulous! Good to see you are still around.

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ringo
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Message 10 of 46 (711912)
11-24-2013 1:40 PM
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11-24-2013 8:43 AM


I've been getting a popup that flashes on and then immediately off so I can't see what it is. I assumed that the browser I'm using is killing it.
Edited by ringo, : Capitalized myself. @#$% shift key.

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Theodoric
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Message 11 of 46 (711932)
11-24-2013 1:58 PM
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11-24-2013 1:40 PM


Which browser?

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

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ringo
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Message 12 of 46 (711933)
11-24-2013 2:29 PM
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11-24-2013 1:58 PM


Internet Explorer.
I'm on a public library computer so i don't know what the setup is.

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Dogmafood
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Message 13 of 46 (711932)
11-24-2013 3:46 PM
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11-24-2013 1:40 PM


I am on FF and it usually catches them and notifies me but it had never happened at this site before. I thought that they were triggered by visiting particular sites.
Anyway I have had no more since this morning.

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Theodoric
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Message 14 of 46 (711938)
11-24-2013 4:24 PM
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11-24-2013 3:46 PM


You really want take the effort and get this cleaned up. It is a nasty little spud.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

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Message 15 of 46 (711938)
11-24-2013 5:27 PM
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11-24-2013 3:46 PM


freeware
I use SPYWARE BLASTER to stop and disable spyware. There is a free download at:
http://www.fileparade.com/listing/120859/SpywareBlaster?g...
You can choose to pay a nominal fee to have automatic updates, or you can do manual updates on your own time.
I also use GLARY REGISTRY REPAIR to remove unused or malicious entries in your registry files (do not attempt to do this yourself as you can really mess things up). This too is a free download:
Download Free Registry Repair - Fastest and Safest Registry Cleaner to Fix Registry Errors | Glarysoft
Make sure your "popup blocker" is turned on in FF
If that doesn't fix it then see a professional.
Enjoy
Edited by RAZD, : .

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