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May 15, 2010
10:46 PM
yourpalal
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From what I can tell with my limited tech knowledge, it seems that it is the program: "Antispyware Soft is a rogue….." that is the cause of all this cr*p not just the pop-ups, etc. If someone can verify this, then please inform us here.

@PCBasics: So did you uninstall Antispyware Soft too?

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BTW: where did you get this & download from?

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Also, that is 1 reason I make such a big deal out of stressing that we must always  be careful when clicking on all those unknown freebies!!! That's why they should be checked out & verified 1st, otherwise we run the risk of downloading malware!

Al (AKA: dotTech CopWink)

Life is just a phase you're going through…you'll get over it.
May 15, 2010
10:49 PM
yourpalal
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Locutus said:….What is ComboFix?  Does it uninstall a dozen malwares at the same time?  *Googles*


 

ROFLMAOLaughLaugh

Heck, I thought ComboFix was something…………. you picked up at………….

…. the Drive-Thru!!!Wink

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May 15, 2010
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yourpalal said:

From what I can tell with my limited tech knowledge, it seems that it is the program: "Antispyware Soft is a rogue….." that is the cause of all this cr*p not just the pop-ups, etc. If someone can verify this, then please inform us here.

@PCBasics: So did you uninstall Antispyware Soft too?

==================

BTW: where did you get this & download from?

=================

Also, that is 1 reason I make such a big deal out of stressing that we must always  be careful when clicking on all those unknown freebies!!! That's why they should be checked out & verified 1st, otherwise we run the risk of downloading malware!

Al (AKA: dotTech CopWink)


 

It's already been verified that Antispyware Soft is the culprit.  It doesn't appear in the Add/Remove programs window.  That's what we're trying to remove.

Oh, the site that was :(
May 15, 2010
10:56 PM
yourpalal
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Locutus said: ….It's already been verified that Antispyware Soft is the culprit.  It doesn't appear in the Add/Remove programs window.  That's what we're trying to remove.


 OK thanks. But how did PCBasics get  Antispyware Soft in the 1st place???

Also, if it's not in the Add/Remove programs, then where does it reside??

Life is just a phase you're going through…you'll get over it.
May 15, 2010
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yourpalal said:

Also, if it's not in the Add/Remove programs, then where does it reside??


 

It's malware… it doesn't make itself easy to uninstall Yell

plus, it's a feature that programs put themselves there, not a requirement.

Oh, the site that was :(
May 15, 2010
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@Al: Sometimes there are drive-by downloads of this rogue antispyware apps that appear when you click on ads on sites. They're hard to defend. So the golden rule:

Stop. Think. Click. [quoted from Bill Mullins]

May 15, 2010
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Adrian said:

@Al: Sometimes there are drive-by downloads of this rogue antispyware apps that appear when you click on ads on sites. They're hard to defend. So the golden rule:

Stop. Think. Click. [quoted from Bill Mullins]


 

Thanks Adrian (spelled correctly)Wink

We're definitely on the same page on this issue!

……..yourpalal said: "Also, that is 1 reason I make such a big deal out of stressing that we must always  be careful when clicking on all those unknown freebies!!! That's why they should be checked out & verified 1st, otherwise we run the risk of downloading malware!"

Life is just a phase you're going through…you'll get over it.
May 16, 2010
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yourpalal
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Stop. Think. …………

BEFORE YOU ………Click.

Wink

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May 16, 2010
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iyourpalal said:

Stop. Think. …………

BEFORE YOU ………Click.

Wink


 

yea, i know but still im pretty sure i dint click on any ads or anything…..also i forgot to ad that my computer had recently crashed and we had to go through recovery again, so after it finished and the computer started………thats when those popups started coming up. so i actually didn't download anything…..i have NO idea how it got into my computer. it just was one of those programs that started with the rest of the program and i had thought it was just the antispyware that was preinstalled on my computer. especially when it just went though a clean recovery.Surprised

 

 

btw, thanks again everyone! this topic got like 40 posts and 100 something views in like an hour!!Cool

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May 16, 2010
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Unfortunately, you don't have to click on anything. Just visiting a site with a suspect ad can be enough. And it can happen to reputable sites. The NYTimes even had a rogue ad around a year ago.

May 17, 2010
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karen said:

Unfortunately, you don't have to click on anything. Just visiting a site with a suspect ad can be enough. And it can happen to reputable sites. The NYTimes even had a rogue ad around a year ago.


 

Really WOW….i didnt know that just visiting a site can infect your computer..!!??Surprised

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May 17, 2010
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Locutus said:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.co…..yware-soft

There ya go.


 

so do i use that malwarebyte software to completely remove that Antispyware Soft?

I Love Freebies
May 17, 2010
7:41 PM
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karen said:

Unfortunately, you don't have to click on anything. Just visiting a site with a suspect ad can be enough. And it can happen to reputable sites. The NYTimes even had a rogue ad around a year ago.


 

That is true but typically the worse ones you need to download yourself. I think.

May 17, 2010
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PCbasics said:

 

Really WOW….i didnt know that just visiting a site can infect your computer..!!??Surprised


 

 You know all those crappy sites who launch a whole army of popups? Basically these sites. Interacting with them in any way ( rollover or mouse over…?) will usually allow malware to be downloaded to you pc.

Then the malware goes to work, your pc gets infected and becomes kind of a "server". You'll get more crap and worse crap if it's not dealt with.

In a nut shell. Confused

May 17, 2010
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PCbasics said:

so do i use that malwarebyte software to completely remove that Antispyware Soft?


 

Malwarebytes Antimalware. :D It's the genuine stuff.  It's gooood.

Oh, the site that was :(
May 17, 2010
10:38 PM
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Locotus your double quote was killing the page length, so I removed the irrelevant one to fix it.

May 17, 2010
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Ashraf said:

Locotus your double quote was killing the page length, so I removed the irrelevant one to fix it.


 

I noticed that and thought "gee, I'm really busy right now.  I'll get that later if someone else doesn't beat me to it!". Thanks!

Oh, the site that was :(
May 18, 2010
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Locutus said:

PCbasics said:

 

Malwarebytes Antimalware. :D It's the genuine stuff.  It's gooood.


 

i just installed it. so am i just suppose to scan my computer and let it take out the infected files (thats what it does right?)Smile

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May 18, 2010
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 That's exactly what it does ( Paid version offers real-time protection ).

Since you've had virus issues earlier, I would suggest performing the scan in safe mode. It will be more efficient. Wink

May 18, 2010
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PCbasics said:

Locutus said:

Malwarebytes Antimalware. :D It's the genuine stuff.  It's gooood.


 

i just installed it. so am i just suppose to scan my computer and let it take out the infected files (thats what it does right?)Smile


 

Yep!

Oh, the site that was :(
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