Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

IE Voicefive pop-ups... spyware? Adware?Follow

#1 Nov 02 2009 at 10:31 PM Rating: Good
Hello all.

Every since I installed Windows 7 four days ago I have been getting random Internet Explorer (IE) pop-ups from a site called Voicefive. Also, I do have the IE pop-up blocker on.

I do not use IE to surf the net. I use Firefox with NoScript, AdBlock, and DownloadHelper. (I do use AOL's IE browser just to go to regularly visited sites, but that IE is embedded into AOL... more on that later...)

I can be sitting playing WoW and a browser pop-up window will just...uh... pop-up out of nowhere for Voicefive. I do have AOL opened, but the AOL browser does not do out-of-AOL browser windows. It still does it when AOL is off or if it is minimized... so I am almost 100% sure it is regular IE's fault. When I say "pop-up" I mean it pops up when the main external (not AOL) IE isn't open... and the browser window for the pop-up is just like a regular pop-up window... it isn't opening up the IE browser to do it. The window has no back, forward, or refresh buttons on it... just a plain window.

I have used AVG and Spybot S&D and neither one finds anything.

I have looked on Google to see if anyone else has had the problem, but the only thing I have found was a removal tool that turns out to be one of those "Yes, you have the virus, but we won't remove it unless you register." Also, the removal tool comes up as malware.

I have never had the Voicefive problem before installing Windows 7, and the only times I used IE was to download Firefox and when Windows uses it to do its thing.

Anyone have a clue about Voicefive? Any other programs/sites I should try to see if they see it?

Is there a way to go into IE and block a certain domain?
#2 Nov 15 2009 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
390 posts
Just did a google search on it. There is a lot of information out there. Looks like it's definitely spyware of some kind, but probably not a "virus".
#3 Nov 15 2009 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
*
107 posts
I have a couple of software suggestions for you to try, Superantispyware, And anti malware bytes.

Both can be gotten for free and do a tremendous job against malware spyware etc. Though I suggest buying the full version later on once you see what they can do to help you, it isnt required.
#4 Nov 22 2009 at 6:47 PM Rating: Good
I was able to go into IE and block Voicefive, and I saw somewhere that it was a Google registered site that I could opt-out of and not get anymore pop-ups...

So that one is fixed...

Now, I am having a problem every now and then with a1.clicknet.com pop-ups on IE... I installed Ad-aware (still have Spybot S&D and AVG) and the problem doesn't seem as bas as it was a couple of days ago...

I read somewhere that the a1.interclick thing was like an auto-link to any other site and to look in the address bar to see what site it wanted my to goto... but the address was too long and on everyone of its pop-ups it would only goto the "about:blank" page.

#5 Nov 25 2009 at 11:54 AM Rating: Good
****
5,488 posts
Download, install, update, and perform complete scans with the following FREE programs.

MalwareBytes
SuperAntiSpyware

This should get rid of any malware/spyware on your PC.

I would recommend ComboFix but I don't think it works on Windows 7 yet.
____________________________
KTurner Buggers Animals


Bushmills Dwarf Death Knight
Kil'jaeden Server

Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 30 All times are in CDT
kuatoyo2, Anonymous Guests (29)