Anyone been getting this alot?

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  1. NeSchn
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    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...06210531AAQrVQM

    A lot of advertisements on sites have triggered this pop-up lately and I am so afraid I will click it and get a virus. It has happened to me twice in one day, my friend almost clicked "OK" last night but I know what to do (unplug your internet and then click cancel). I just want to know how many other people have been getting this because its more worse than what it was last year with Antivirus 2008 (Which I fell for).


    Here is what it looks like (NOT MY PICTURE):

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    I know it is triggered by advertisements on the tops of pages because I have no viruses on my computer.
     
  2. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

    Try downloading Spybot Search and Destroy and running that, could be spyware or adware on your cocmputer.
     
  3. JKR Firefox

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    I do believe that it's some sort of spyware. Either way, you're correct in not pressing 'OK'.

    Have you tried running a scan?
     
  4. NeSchn
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    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

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    I have a virus scan running every night but you are right, I haven't ran a spyware scan in a while.

    Maybe I should do that, but I know its triggered by advertisements because a few minutes before I posted this, I got one on myspace and the advertisement on the top was pure white. And it happened right after I clicked the page.

    I will run a spyware scan though.
     
  5. DarkRey

    DarkRey still transfoooorming.... with sum lags!

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    one of ur antivirus is a virus
     
  6. Westside

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    Did you watch porn? My father tried to download porn and ended up with a bunch of these. It really pissed me off taking so long to delete them. All ways go for the higher quality porn sites.
     
  7. Tanas

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    Try a system restore if all esle fails.
     
  8. Dack

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    It's a particularly nasty trojan/spyware (smitfraud variant?). I had to remove it manually from a Vista install and it took hours.

    The pop-up message will prompt you to download antivirus 2009 (or some such) - Don't. That is the full on trojan.

    Easiest way to remove it is to download and run Malware antibytes

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    Remember to boot in safe mode as that way less of the trojan is running (yes! some of it runs in safe mode).
     
  9. NeSchn
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    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

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    The only antivirus I have is Symentec Network Antivirus (strong shit), but I know its browser based. And yes I have looked at porn but I only go to trusted sites that I have known for years, and I don't even watch it that much. And it only happens a couple times every week so I think its browser based. I need to update my virus shit too though.
     
  10. podunk1269

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    yeah, it's spyware, i just googled it and there are ways to remove it
     
  11. Jackreyes

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    Symantec is crap.
    Spybot Search and Destroy. Will probably do the job more efficiently.
     
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    I've seen that box before too pop up locally inside of Firefox though and I just close it, but also it lies and says it's Norton. I ran it out of curiousity and came back free on the standard test.
     
  14. NeSchn
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    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

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    Yeah, Thats where I get it, inside of firefox.
     
  15. Salamantis

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    Download Spybot Search & Destroy and run a scan, that IS spyware for sure, and it's annoying as hell with it's constant popups.
    Also Norton is a pile of dung, use a pirated copy of NOD32 or free version of Avast.
     
  16. deathfisaro

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    I thought Avast was free.
    I just signed up something on their site with my spam address and got a serial so it runs like an unlimited trial version.

    Oh wait, maybe he was saying "(pirated copy of NOD32) or (Avast)" not "pirated copy of (NOD32 or Avast)"
     
  17. sdnoob

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    try rogueremover, that might work, but it would be worth a shot i guess.
     
  18. Salamantis

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    Yeah, pirated version of NOD32 OR free Avast [​IMG]
     
  19. phoood

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    Reminds me of a messenger popup. Those were the days...
     
  20. face_kicker

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    Thanks guys, I'll be looking into some of these utilities. I'm really digging this malwarebytes.org.