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post #91 of 96
That is a virus, i see it all the time at work.
post #92 of 96
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Originally Posted by Krusher33 View Post
*sigh*

I was at a Starbucks taking an online test. Right when I finished my wife called the store "Honey, your computer freaking out and popped up with this crazy window saying you have a bunch of viruses and problems so I shut it down!"

Me: "..."

Wife: "How do I turn the computer back on?"

Me: "Don't. What site were you visiting?"

Wife: "I googled "Family Tree Templates" and clicked some link!"

Me: "I'll be home in a few."

Wife: "I turned computer on and Microsoft Essentials is saying it's found a virus and asking if you want to clean computer?"

Me: "Girl, stop touching things! I'll be home in a few."

Seriously?

ahahahaha
lol at the 'geeksquad'

I've had my family fall for many scams, my brother just resonantly bought himself a new laptop... He was casually looking at "shares" when he said my computer jumped up saying files where infected, obviously being scared over his new computer bleeding to death he downloaded the supposed anti-virus...
turns out it was that common virus which looks like my computer but it's actually still the web browser, they're nasty things to get off once downloaded...
it was really quite amusing, he had forgotten to do is fly up after an interment season with his shares.. >_<
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post #93 of 96
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Just don't click foreign sites unless you know you really, really, really, really want to go to it. For example: I didn't have any interest in that site, so I didn't click on it which seems to have resulted me in avoiding a virus.

Plus, I didn't recognize "www.xdelbox.com". So, that's something else to think about: if you don't recognize the site's name, then avoid it.
When I was brand new to case modding, I can't tell you how long before I finally checked out Xoxide.com for this same reason, lol. Once I saw more folks suggesting it, I finally checked it out and was like "why didn't I come to this sooner?"
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post #94 of 96
it's called scareware. Combo-fix it! This type of malware is not really harmful but is very annoying. Plus it's very hard to remove.
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Well thanks for all your help guys, drive is cleaned, windows back on.

I'm now using Microsoft Security Essentials, seems pretty good so far. First thing I did was run a full scan on all drives (took about 3 hours). Found one file it didn't like, so I removed it. All seems well, except a fresh install of windows has NOT helped my driver issues

Can't complain though
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post #96 of 96
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fixed
lol, most awesome that is.
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