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Old October 20th, 2007, 04:25 PM
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fed up !

Wondering if others have had this problem. My computer freezes in pets.ca , only in pets.ca always have this on the bottom of the screen : ak.imgfarm.com so weeks ago I downloaded Firefox , it worked for a while but the problem came back. I googled ak.imgfarm.com . Someone posted about the same problem and says to delete tools bar (google and such) wich I did , no change. I also deleted programs I didn't need. But it still happens. Any other suggestions ? Easy ones ?
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:28 PM
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Frenchy, I had the same thing come up on my screen.
I'm not sure if it's related but do you have "spyware doctor" on your computer (it's free with the google toolbar so you may have downloaded it without even knowing). It seems to cause me all kinds of problems. I'm going to remove it, you might want to try the same. But run some other spyware program just to make sure that spyware isn't your problem (AVG anti spyware is what i'm using www.grisoft.com - try avg - download trial version - you might want to download the file at work someday and bring it home on a CD cause on dial up it's gonna take a while, or pm me and I can mail it to you)
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:32 PM
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I have AVG , don't think I have spyware doctor .... I saw the same message earlier (ak.imgfar) but it didn't freeze my computer this time. I won't say the computer is ok now because everytime I do , the problems come back but I did delete a lot of programs.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Hmm when the ak.imgfar thing came up on my computer it "paused" ie. froze but just for a few seconds. It's sounding suspect. After is saw the ak.img thing I shut down spyware doctor and it seemed to go away. I'm going to keep my eye out for it again, i'll try and see what causes it to appear. Sure sounds like it's the root of the troubles.

I'd definitely try running a spyware program, it really sounds like this could be a spyware problem. AVG anti-spyware is a separate program from AVG anti-virus, you have to download them separately. Is it AVG anti-virus you have or AVG anti-spyware? Maybe you already have both?

I'll keep watching for it, see if I can't find some help for you.

Anyone else seeing this ak.imgfar thing??
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:58 PM
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I have the AVG anti virus , not the anti-spyware.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 06:06 PM
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Ad Aware by Lavasoft is good, as is Spybot, both free.

http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html

http://www.download.com/3000-8022_4-10743107.html
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