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August 31st, 2004, 08:11 PM
What are "Webrebates"? Every few minutes this thing, similar to the "You Have Performed An Illegal Operation" Icon shows and says, "Webrebates00" or "Webrebates01" "Close"... And a few times when the firewall was up, the icon that allows to block stuff was like, "Webrebates.exe trying to access Internet."
August 31st, 2004, 11:05 PM
That happens to me 2. I dunno what it is.
Shin lvl2 Goji
August 31st, 2004, 11:17 PM
I'm not too much of an expert with this sort of thing except from what problems with spyware/adware I've experienced but it sounds like it's some thing like that.I had a heck of a time getting rid of some constant advertisements a couple months ago when I found some spyware on my computer.It's possibly a trojan since it had a .exe on it and it's sending you these messages from the spyware that's targeting your computer.Run a virus scan on your computer and hopefully that'll help.Do you have a firewall?
September 1st, 2004, 04:15 PM
****, so my computer is infecting with something? The virus scanner (Norton) does jack ****. It never finds/catches anything. As for the FireWall, it's been down for a while after it blocked me from accessing the internet completely.
September 1st, 2004, 09:07 PM
Somebody help me... tell me everything.. er, everywhere possible to get rid of this stuff. What to do, which sites to get the stuff from, etc.
September 2nd, 2004, 12:33 AM
This site (https://www.fbmsoftware.com/) has a selection of tools to stop spyware, hijacking of personal files, malicious cookies (often used to set off the .exe adware) and block spam, pop-ups, ads and cookies. My Zero Spyware Lite (free) has been really good at catching stuff. About the only downside is you can't close the little window when it's running but you can tuck it into the bottom of your screen.
From that Options menu, you can also set security and other preferences, as well as periodically delete all the "junk" that gets collected. If there is a particularly persistent pop-up that appears every time you open your browser, open you Task Manager to see what all is running and identify the culprit. Do a Search for it and see where it's hiding, what is does, etc (via Properties). Chances are, you can delete it at the source without affecting major operations.
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