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    Default Has anbody experinced this problem with Empire Poker?

    Below is a transcript between myself and a lady who emialed becasue she was getting a dekstop advertiesment from Empire Poker, She contacted me becasue a link to one of my sites is on the advertisment. Anybody seen anything like this, any thoughts.

    Hi Jon,
    Actually I already tried running Adaware but is just removed a bunch of spyware and not the popup. Maybe I will have to download Spybot.
    -Pen (not really Zandra)
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jon
    To: 'P P-----'
    Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 12:08 PM
    Subject: RE: how do I remove the "special offer" popup when I startup

    Hi Zandara
    Blank for your homepage and delete cookies, that is a totally absurd solution, even if it would of worked. I strongly urge you to get some anti-scumware software to try and remove this. I will try and see if I can find out why this is happening.
    Jon
    -----Original Message-----
    From: P Tů. [mailtoxxxxxxxxxx]
    Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 8:37 PM
    To: Jon
    Subject: Re: how do I remove the "special offer" popup when I startup

    Hi Jon,
    This add actually appears on my desktop. I don't even have to click on internet explorer it arrives about 4 or 5 minutes after I startup my computer. I sent an email to Empire Poker and they sent me instructions that were supposed to work, but they didn't. They said that I had to go in my internet options, choose "use blank" for my home page address, and then delete my cookies. I was told that when I apply those changes that I will no longer have this popup on my computer, it will only appear if I visit the website. Ha! After I restarted my computer there it was again.
    Because you were curious about why your address was on their add I will give you the exact detail of where I found it. When I chose the option of "yes" I want to play poker online. (because I was hoping to find a way to uninstall the popup) I got a prompt tp continue install the program (which I didn't) and the only other thing on that page was www.gInstall.com in little grey letters at the mid bottom of the page.
    Anyway, that is pretty much up to date on this topic. I hope you have a great day and something unexpectedly nice happens to you
    Yours Sincerely, Pen
    (Zandra is just a name I use sometimes when I am emailing strangers.)
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jon
    To: 'P P-----'
    Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 4:41 PM
    Subject: RE: how do I remove the "special offer" popup when I startup

    Hi Zandra
    Keep me up to date on this, I curious to know why my link was on an empire ad. Was this pop up on your browser or desktop?
    Jon


    -----Original Message-----
    From: P P----- [mailtoxxxxxxxxxx]
    Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 2:07 PM
    To: Jon
    Subject: Re: how do I remove the "special offer" popup when I startup

    Thanks for getting back to me so fast! Actually the reason I emailed you was that when I clicked on the popup (hoping to find an option to unistall) I say your website in small letters near the bottom of the page. The popup was from "Empire Poker". I did try to email them as well but they have not answered me. Thank you for your response even if you were the wrong person I should be email .

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jon
    To: 'P P-----'
    Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 12:51 PM
    Subject: RE: how do I remove the "special offer" popup when I startup

    Hi
    I do not use pop ups on my site. Could you tell me more about what it says on the pop up, what casino? I know that there are software programs, free ones you need to search the net fro them. But the only stop pop up in browsers. Just guessing you have a marketing stealth program installed. Usually you get this when download some free utility someplace, There called scumware. Many virus protection programs like Norton and Symantec also offer programs that will search for these marketing stealth programs and remove them. There are also some free ones on the net.
    I hope this helps
    Jon

    -----Original Message-----
    From: P P----- [mailtoxxxxxxxxxx]
    Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 10:36 AM
    To: webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: how do I remove the "special offer" popup when I startup

    Hello,
    Can you please tell me how to uninstall the popup that appears when I startup my computer? I do not gamble and I don't want that popup to appear when I turn on my computer because I don't want my 5 year old daughter accidently clicking it when she uses my computer. Thank you for your help on this matter.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Zandra
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    Ask her if the popup is a graphic popup, or does it look like one of those message boxes that pop up like when you try to install software.

    If she does not have spyware/scumware/adware, it's probably Windows Messenger.

    Go to Control Panel/Administrave Tools/Services.Right-click on the "Messenger" entry,select "properties",click on the "Stop" button and change "Startup Type" to "disabled".Apply and OK out. *This is not Windows Instant Messenger,it is Messenger Service...very annoying.

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    Thanks I will email that to her, I suspect it may also be an incomplet install and mentioned that to her, right after I posted here.
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    Sounds like a timed-release run...either in the start up folder or the run key in the registry...

    I've seen a few of these...they usually point to a script that has a built-in wait before they start and then they "pepper" the user with ads....or they just pop one every once in a while so the surfer assumes it is a different site with the popups than where they really come from.

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    123search ??

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    This could be due to this new trojan.

    There is more info here.

    http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news...le.php/3087441

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