Pogo.com + unwanted redirects to Drivecleaner.com

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by ng_reader, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. ng_reader

    ng_reader Guest

    Hi there,

    It's happening to me much more than usual, and I've run a couple of spyware
    programs and also the excellent utility called HiJack this, but I still get
    redirected from my favorite (for now) Internet card playing site.

    It's pretty cool, you can check it out. Lots of Senior Citizens, so it's
    kind of like taking candy from a baby, but hey, it's only old people ;)

    Off on a tangent, I know.

    So, I am still getting whisked away to this nefarious website that I KNOW
    will tell me that I NEED to RID myself of trojans and spyware and such for
    the low low price of....


    Pogo *ONLY* works on pop-ups, so I have that turned off. Pretty sure my
    problems would go away if Pogo *did not* work on the theory that pop-ups are
    good. Hey, there is wayyyy to much advertising as it is, but, I see the

    So, if someone has either found this and is frustrated you have a
    compatriot. If, someone knows what the devil is exactly hijacking my browser
    (unbeknownst to me), again, thanks in advance.

    If you get there you should play me in Texas Hold 'Em. I win about 39% of
    my tournaments. I haven't seen anyone else that efficient.....


    Mr. Curious sometimes known as ng_reader
    ng_reader, Sep 24, 2007
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  2. ng_reader wrote:
    Your browser is unbeknownst to you? Let me guess: Internet Explorer.

    Read the 'browsers' and the 'spyware remedies' sections.

    Drivecleaner? Sounds a lot like the Evidence Eliminator scam from years
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Sep 24, 2007
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  3. ng_reader

    pcbutts1 Guest

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  4. ng_reader

    ng_reader Guest

    But of course it's IE, and not the latest version, either.

    ng_reader, Sep 24, 2007
  5. ng_reader

    Leythos Guest

    It will block access to reputable sites, comes from a porno hosting
    website, and the code is suspected to be pirated from another person.

    Only a fool would download code to fix anything from a porno hosting

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    Leythos, Sep 24, 2007
  6. ng_reader

    ng_reader Guest

    Or, run the executable emailed to their personal e-mail address....


    I'm still pissed off at Pogo, their servers crash at all the wrong times,
    and the redirects are probably income for Electronic Arts (their parent)
    ng_reader, Sep 24, 2007
  7. ng_reader

    Moleman Guest

    It started happening to me last week, on two different computers. I think the
    Drivecleaner people are paying Pogo to redirect a player's computer to their
    site and Pogo doesn't care, they just want the money. Shame on Pogo.
    Moleman, Sep 25, 2007
  8. ng_reader

    ng_reader Guest

    And, they just installed some new advertising/propaganda for the casual user
    like myself.

    It's a little like watching cable TV in America. 10 minutes of TV and 20
    minutes of commercials.

    ng_reader, Sep 25, 2007
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