Zango Pop-ups



kristyleigh2001@hotmail.com
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Hi. I'm looking for advice on how to remove something from my system.

I have an annoying pop-up on my computer, advertising various Zango
products (Zango messenger, Games, etc). It seems to appear when I'm
logged into MSN or Yahoo(usually when I using groups). I've spent two
weeks attempting to locate and eradicate it from my hard drive, but it
appears to be invisible. I have also tried running a System
Restore(normally the most effective way to deal with this kind of
problem), but the pop-up reappears as soon as I log into MSN.

Please note that this is NOT the actual Zango program, it's a pop-up
advertising products marketed by 180search Assistant.com. I have no
idea how it got into my hard disk in the first place, as I didn't
download it from any site. It's more than just annoying, it intereferes
with the normal fuctioning of my computer, and although I can't be
certain, I suspect it's using my various email accounts to distribute
copies of itself.

As I said, it appears to be invisible; it doesn't show up on any of my
searches, I can't find it in the program files, and there's no trace of
it when I use the Add/Remove function in the control panel. If you have
any advice on how to get rid of this thing, I would be most grateful to
receive it.

Thanks, K.

izzy
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
A google serch revealed this ...
http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q=Zango+uninstaller+program&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

<kristyleigh2001@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1116990975.524786.177440@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi. I'm looking for advice on how to remove something from my system.
>
> I have an annoying pop-up on my computer, advertising various Zango
> products (Zango messenger, Games, etc). It seems to appear when I'm
> logged into MSN or Yahoo(usually when I using groups). I've spent two
> weeks attempting to locate and eradicate it from my hard drive, but it
> appears to be invisible. I have also tried running a System
> Restore(normally the most effective way to deal with this kind of
> problem), but the pop-up reappears as soon as I log into MSN.
>
> Please note that this is NOT the actual Zango program, it's a pop-up
> advertising products marketed by 180search Assistant.com. I have no
> idea how it got into my hard disk in the first place, as I didn't
> download it from any site. It's more than just annoying, it
> intereferes
> with the normal fuctioning of my computer, and although I can't be
> certain, I suspect it's using my various email accounts to distribute
> copies of itself.
>
> As I said, it appears to be invisible; it doesn't show up on any of my
> searches, I can't find it in the program files, and there's no trace
> of
> it when I use the Add/Remove function in the control panel. If you
> have
> any advice on how to get rid of this thing, I would be most grateful
> to
> receive it.
>
> Thanks, K.
>

izzy
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Read also tht spybot search and destroy removes this program. If that
doesn't work download highjack this and post back your results.

<kristyleigh2001@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1116990975.524786.177440@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi. I'm looking for advice on how to remove something from my system.
>
> I have an annoying pop-up on my computer, advertising various Zango
> products (Zango messenger, Games, etc). It seems to appear when I'm
> logged into MSN or Yahoo(usually when I using groups). I've spent two
> weeks attempting to locate and eradicate it from my hard drive, but it
> appears to be invisible. I have also tried running a System
> Restore(normally the most effective way to deal with this kind of
> problem), but the pop-up reappears as soon as I log into MSN.
>
> Please note that this is NOT the actual Zango program, it's a pop-up
> advertising products marketed by 180search Assistant.com. I have no
> idea how it got into my hard disk in the first place, as I didn't
> download it from any site. It's more than just annoying, it
> intereferes
> with the normal fuctioning of my computer, and although I can't be
> certain, I suspect it's using my various email accounts to distribute
> copies of itself.
>
> As I said, it appears to be invisible; it doesn't show up on any of my
> searches, I can't find it in the program files, and there's no trace
> of
> it when I use the Add/Remove function in the control panel. If you
> have
> any advice on how to get rid of this thing, I would be most grateful
> to
> receive it.
>
> Thanks, K.
>

Li'l Roberto
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
<kristyleigh2001@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1116990975.524786.177440@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi. I'm looking for advice on how to remove something from my system.
>
> I have an annoying pop-up on my computer, advertising various Zango
> products (Zango messenger, Games, etc). It seems to appear when I'm
> logged into MSN or Yahoo(usually when I using groups). I've spent two
> weeks attempting to locate and eradicate it from my hard drive, but it
> appears to be invisible. I have also tried running a System
> Restore(normally the most effective way to deal with this kind of
> problem), but the pop-up reappears as soon as I log into MSN.
>
> Please note that this is NOT the actual Zango program, it's a pop-up
> advertising products marketed by 180search Assistant.com. I have no
> idea how it got into my hard disk in the first place, as I didn't
> download it from any site. It's more than just annoying, it intereferes
> with the normal fuctioning of my computer, and although I can't be
> certain, I suspect it's using my various email accounts to distribute
> copies of itself.
>
> As I said, it appears to be invisible; it doesn't show up on any of my
> searches, I can't find it in the program files, and there's no trace of
> it when I use the Add/Remove function in the control panel. If you have
> any advice on how to get rid of this thing, I would be most grateful to
> receive it.
>
> Thanks, K.

Run these utilities from safemode , make sure you update them first

AD-Aware www.lavasoftusa.com
Spybot Search & Destroy www.safer-networking.org
Sysclean www.trendmicro.com
If you don't have a firewall, install Zone Alarm fee edition or purchase
the pro version, and close the following ports 135, 137, 138, 139, 445

rgds
Li'l Roberto



rgds
Li'l Roberto
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
izzy wrote:

> Read also tht spybot search and destroy removes this program. If that
> doesn't work download highjack this and post back your results.
>

Note HijackThis logs should not be posted here. There are specialty
forums for that:

Forums to Interpret HijackThis Logs:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/
http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

izzy
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
news:Oe%239i5NYFHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> izzy wrote:
>
>> Read also tht spybot search and destroy removes this program. If that
>> doesn't work download highjack this and post back your results.
>>
>
> Note HijackThis logs should not be posted here. There are specialty
> forums for that:
>
> Forums to Interpret HijackThis Logs:
>
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/
> http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30
> http://forums.tomcoyote.org/
> http://www.wilderssecurity.com/
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

That i did not know . . . sorry. : )

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
izzy wrote:

>
> That i did not know . . . sorry. : )

No problem.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

AL
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
There are many free adware removal programs out there for this. I use
ad-aware6.0 and this will at least tell you if there is a program on your pc
and help you locate it. Then you can manually delete it.

Hope this helps.



<kristyleigh2001@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1116990975.524786.177440@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi. I'm looking for advice on how to remove something from my system.
>
> I have an annoying pop-up on my computer, advertising various Zango
> products (Zango messenger, Games, etc). It seems to appear when I'm
> logged into MSN or Yahoo(usually when I using groups). I've spent two
> weeks attempting to locate and eradicate it from my hard drive, but it
> appears to be invisible. I have also tried running a System
> Restore(normally the most effective way to deal with this kind of
> problem), but the pop-up reappears as soon as I log into MSN.
>
> Please note that this is NOT the actual Zango program, it's a pop-up
> advertising products marketed by 180search Assistant.com. I have no
> idea how it got into my hard disk in the first place, as I didn't
> download it from any site. It's more than just annoying, it intereferes
> with the normal fuctioning of my computer, and although I can't be
> certain, I suspect it's using my various email accounts to distribute
> copies of itself.
>
> As I said, it appears to be invisible; it doesn't show up on any of my
> searches, I can't find it in the program files, and there's no trace of
> it when I use the Add/Remove function in the control panel. If you have
> any advice on how to get rid of this thing, I would be most grateful to
> receive it.
>
> Thanks, K.
>

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
kristyleigh2001@hotmail.com wrote:
> Hi. I'm looking for advice on how to remove something from my system.
>
> I have an annoying pop-up on my computer, advertising various Zango
> products (Zango messenger, Games, etc). It seems to appear when I'm
> logged into MSN or Yahoo(usually when I using groups). I've spent two
> weeks attempting to locate and eradicate it from my hard drive, but it
> appears to be invisible. I have also tried running a System
> Restore(normally the most effective way to deal with this kind of
> problem), but the pop-up reappears as soon as I log into MSN.
>
> Please note that this is NOT the actual Zango program, it's a pop-up
> advertising products marketed by 180search Assistant.com. I have no
> idea how it got into my hard disk in the first place, as I didn't
> download it from any site. It's more than just annoying, it intereferes
> with the normal fuctioning of my computer, and although I can't be
> certain, I suspect it's using my various email accounts to distribute
> copies of itself.
>
> As I said, it appears to be invisible; it doesn't show up on any of my
> searches, I can't find it in the program files, and there's no trace of
> it when I use the Add/Remove function in the control panel. If you have
> any advice on how to get rid of this thing, I would be most grateful to
> receive it.
>
> Thanks, K.
>


To deal with issues caused by any sort of "adware" and/or
"spyware,"such as Gator, Comet Cursors, Smiley Central, Xupiter, Bonzai
Buddy, or KaZaA, and their remnants, that you've deliberately (but
without understanding the consequences) installed, two products that
are quite effective (at finding and removing this type of scumware) are
Ad-Aware from www.lavasoft.de and SpyBot Search & Destroy from
www.safer-networking.org/. Both have free versions. It's even possible
to use SpyBot Search & Destroy to "immunize" your system against most
future intrusions. I use both and generally perform manual scans every
week or so to clean out cookies, etc.

Additionally, manual removal instructions for the most common
varieties of scumware are available here:

PC Hell Spyware and Adware Removal Help
http://www.pchell.com/support/spyware.shtml

More information and assistance is available at these sites:

Blocking Ads, Parasites, and Hijackers with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

The Parasite Fight
http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm

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Zango Pop-ups