#1
So a few times for the past month or so, I continue to get a message saying my computer is filled with malicious items and that I must do a free scan and it pops up a browser window posing as My Computer and tries to download **** onto my computer. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, you'd know that the pop-up window that "asks" you to do a scan looks like this:



Anyways, I thought this only happened when I browsed innocently on the Pirate Bay, but just a few minutes ago it happened here in the Pit and I'm worried. When this first happened to me it managed to download all the way, so I ran a real scan and it found a bunch of crap, but for the passed 3-4 times it happened, after running a scan it finds nothing.

What do i do?
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#2
Sorry I don't know much about computers.


/Computer thread.

What virus protection do you use? Try AVG PRO. Just you-tube " How to get AVG PRO for free - no torrents "
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Last edited by Davo Ownz at Sep 18, 2009,
#4
Use Adaware/AVG to remove spywares or viruses.
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#5
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It's not a real scan; it's just a silly firefox popup.

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#6
Holy. Ask the computer thread,

my suggestion is download avg pro.
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#7
It might be an advertising virus thing. Search your program files for something with a weird name, clear your cookies... stuff like that, you just have to find where it is on your computer. I had one once and this is how I got rid of it.
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#9
malwarebyte's anti malware and spybot search and destroy are the two programs I use, they're free.

It's just a popup that's trying to get you to click it, it's not real. Scan your computer and you should get rid of it.
#11
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Sorry I don't know much about computers.


/Computer thread.

What virus protection do you use? Try AVG PRO. Just you-tube " How to get AVG PRO for free - no torrents "




It matches words, not phrases, therefore putting the word torrent in the search will make it find more torrents.

(but I think the top 2 youtube videos even if you do search for that look like they're gonna work)
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#13
That's a fake anti-virus thing. It's a scam. They try to convince you that your computer has infected so you will pay them for the "full version" to remove the infection, when ironically their software is probably the only thing infecting your computer. Don't install crap like that.

That would fall more under the category of spyware/adware (not viruses), so you will probably need to run a program like Spybot S&D to remove it.
Last edited by Masonpwiley at Sep 19, 2009,
#14
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It matches words, not phrases, therefore putting the word torrent in the search will make it find more torrents.

(but I think the top 2 youtube videos even if you do search for that look like they're gonna work)


Wow, how very wrong.


Honestly, I feel sorry for you. I will put it in simple words for you.

THE TITLE OF THE VIDEO IS CALLED " HOW TO GET AVG PRO FOR FREE - NO TORRENTS "
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#15


get AVG. its the cats ass
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That's a fake anti-virus thing. It's a scam. They try to convince you that your computer has infected so you will pay them for the "full version" to remove the infection, when ironically their software is probably the only thing infecting your computer. Don't install crap like that.

That would fall more under the category of spyware/adware (not viruses), so you will probably need to run a program like Spybot S&D to remove it.

This. Ive had it come up come up here on UG sometimes, just start the task manager and shut it down.
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