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1. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I dont know why but I find myself beeing chucked out of TP by Hot Flash games. What can I do to avert this. It only happens with TP:(

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6135 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Sorry, I'm kind of unsure what you mean. What are Hot Flash games?

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hot Flash Games?... I am scared

4. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Well the TP page is replaced by some games page Which has "HOT FLASH GAMES" written accross the middle of it. I assume I have been spammed?. I then have to get rid of that and have to load TP again. Any ideas?

5. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I meant to say I have Norton Anti Virus loaded which is active.

6. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Obviously, your PC is infected with spywares - those of a hijacking nature. Norton AntiVirus is active but is it updated with the latest patch? In the past, i too had my PC infected even after installing those established antivirus softwares. Mistaken being, i got complacent and didnt update them. Try running a scan.

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 6135 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Sounds like you are infected with some adware / spyware. Why it only happens with TP, I couldn't say, but it sounds like your system needs a serious clean out to get rid of this thing. Think re-install.

And while you're at it, install Firefox as your web browser to help avoid such problems in the future.

Sorry to hear about the trouble..

8. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Cheers, I do scan from time to time even though Norton is live. I guess I need to check out Firefox.
David

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If you are looking for a good and free spyware remover, check out Spybot Search and Destory. No charge, though they do accept donations if you like what you see.

Greg

10. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Norton Antivirus does not fix spyware or malware or registery problems I HIGHLY suggest the following:

Spybot Search and Destroy (FREE)
Registry Mechanic
AVG Anti Virus (FREE)
Ad-Aware (FREE)

That is a good start, there are some other really good programs that are not free, but are good to have...

Xosftspy
RegistryFix

The thing a person should do is run their virus scanner, then their spybot scanner, and then there registry fixer... and then their spybot scanner again. After that uninstall all of the other crap you don't use, then de-fragment your harddrive and do a disk clean up.

After that your computer will run as though you just bought it.