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Old 04-27-2009, 10:07 PM   #29
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I picked it up from this site yesterday, Sunday. I did not click on an ad. Rather, I clicked on a topic I was interested in and got the pop up instead. I closed everything and ran a McAfee Scan. Looks like its gone.

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Old 04-27-2009, 10:13 PM   #30
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Same here on Saturday. I didn't click anything, unplugged the comp from the wall, and called #1 son who I put through University for a comp sci degree. He had me run some checks similar to Malware, I needed to update some programs (I got a short lecture). All is fine since.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:38 PM   #31
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I did not get this virus. I am on here lurking at least an hour or 2 a day. My Ad-Aware blocks pop ups.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:43 PM   #32
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My Norton blocks pop-ups, too, and I didn't open any ads so there is no telling how we all got it, but this forums seems to be the common denominator. My guess is the google adds that randomly appear on the site aren't monitored by anyone here or at google for viruses. Just one more thing to worry about.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:00 PM   #33
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My Norton blocks pop-ups, too, and I didn't open any ads so there is no telling how we all got it, but this forums seems to be the common denominator. My guess is the google adds that randomly appear on the site aren't monitored by anyone here or at google for viruses. Just one more thing to worry about.

Now I am wondering if you all have gotten this thing because you are not signed on to the web site. Because as we all know that you get a lot more adds if you are not signed on. I always am signed on so I only see the margin ads on the Portal page. Which I don't usually click on. (Sorry I just cked I don't see those either.) I never never ever get any pop up adds at all. Unless I need to and my software asks me if I want to allow them.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:07 PM   #34
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I am always signed in, too. Unless I go in and delete my cookies, then I have to sign in again when I revisit the site.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:25 PM   #35
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Well all I can say is that you guys and gals just don't have the right mal-ware blocker. I know mine is doing a very good job as I haven't had any problems with this for over a year.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:14 AM   #36
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I also saw the virus screen when I clicked on the spot I marked with a red check mark.As soon as I saw the virus warning thing I closed my browser & did a scan of my whole pc using AVG, PC Tools Spyware Doctor & Malwarebytes
If I did this corectly the thumbnail should show up below.
If not here is a link to the screen shot of where I clicked.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:17 AM   #37
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1) how do you get to a "Task Manager" in Vista? control alt delete goes to some "log off" "lock" screen in Vista. I didn't want Vista but that's what they have in the store these days.
2) I had something that "BitDefender" found and got rid of, Norton never saw it. But how do I know for sure. Was sold Norton by the Staples guys, they said its much better now than a few years ago. Poo.
3) how do you know all the right questions to ask about protecting against. Antivirus, adware, malware, firewall, paid for everything, got all that cr..p running I think. Then you get a trojan. Say what? Oh you gotta have another computer to go to BitDefender and download some file you can plug into your puter with a flash card or something. Can we shoot them that write those things?
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:03 AM   #38
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At home on Sunday afternoon when I started Internet Explorer (I have the forums as one of my tabbed homepages) it went right to the page where it looks like it is running a virus scan. It also pirated the setting for the tabbed home page. Now I wish I would have written down the web address. I deleted it and set it back to the forums address. I ran a full MacAfee scan and Windows Defender scan last night and found nothing.

On Monday morning on my work laptop the same thing happened.

It has not appeared since then on either my personal or work computers.

In both instances I used the Windows Task Manager to "kill" all open browsers and did a full shutdown reboot.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:31 AM   #39
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I also had this scary "ad" on sunday morning. AVG didn't spot it, so maybe is wasn't a real virus just something to scare you. My sister came yesterday and did a "restore systems" on my desktop. She restored my computer BACK to last wednesday, and now the "personal anit-virus" logo is gone from my desktop and everything is running just fine again.

So try the "restore systems" first and see if that gets rid of your problem. I don't know how she did it, but she looked up the instructions on how to do it on my laptop. I think she googled how to restore systems for Vista and windows XP.

Hope this helps someone.

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Exclamation Might be the conflicker worm according to NYT

This article in the NY Times technology section Conficker.E to self-destruct o n May 5th? - NYTimes.com
says that the conflicker.e worm has been waking up and trying
to scare people into buying an antivirus program. I had this happen to me on Saturday. I shut down the computer, then ran my Trend scan and it didn't find anything. I downloaded spybot this morning and am running it's check now.

The conflicker worm spreads by attaching itself to emails, then sends itself to everyone it finds in your address book or on emails that
are in your inbox. Since we are all on the Airforums email updates,
it would not be surprising if a lot of us had the conlicker.c worm.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:39 AM   #41
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MalwareBytes is a good free spyware protection program but the one that I use the most to remove infestations from my friends' systems is SuperAntiSpyware and I urge my friends to go ahead and pay the $30 for the full version which runs in the background all of the time. The full version of Ad-Aware is good too.

Spyware and computer viruses are not the same thing and if you aren't really careful about where you surf, which links you click on, which email messages that you open, how your personal firewall is configured, how easily you are hoodwinked, etc. then you better be running an anti-spyware program in addition to your anti-virus program. Keep your Windows system fully patched with the built-in automatic patching mechanism too.

The russian mob has entire organizations of unemployed professional programmers hard at work creating spyware designed to bypass current protection software and sneak onto your system to steal your information so that they can steal your money. The chinese are getting into that lucrative field too. Its a ruthless world out there folks and when you connect to the internet, you've just opened your pipeline to that world.
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how do you get to a "Task Manager" in Vista? control alt delete goes to some "log off" "lock" screen in Vista. I didn't want Vista but that's what they have in the store these days.
1-"control-alt-delete"
2-select "start task manager" from the choices displayed. "lock computer" is only choice #1, "start Task Manager" is choice #5.

I use AVG free antivirus on our computers, it works as well as Norton, maybe a bit better, is not intrusive (the computer works better and faster), and doesn't cost anything. The thing is, there is no perfect antivirus program. Some are better at one part of protection, others may be better in other areas. You can only have one on your computer, or they will interfere with each other, which is sometimes worse than not having anything at all.
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