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Old 10-14-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Unanswered: AntiSpymaster program auto running ?

For the last week or so, I keep getting a pop up/under (new window...) when browsing the Forums here. When I try to 'X' out of it the program starts automatically running. I've had to close out the browser entirely in order to get it to stop. I have McAfee security software, but that doesn't appear to be blocking it. I have scanned my computer and nothing appears to be wrong, but it has happened several times - I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how to block it?

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Old 10-14-2008, 06:24 AM   #2
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ZOMG!!!!!! your computer needs help now!!! a few days ago my computer started acting funny it was infected with spyware and had 163 viruses. we dont know where they came from but i started getting popups (not that one but ones like it) and i got the Blue Screen of Death a few times (YIKES!!!!) and omggggg we stayed up all night last night fixing it it took hours literally so if you think it might have spyware get it fixed NOW
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:25 AM   #3
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that is strange. I don't have that problem on my end but all I can say is to 'X' out pf it as soon as you see it or install it but I would careful
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:25 AM   #4
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if your computer starts acting weird call the geek squad at best buy
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:39 AM   #5
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You should put up pop-up blocker...
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:40 AM   #6
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Kayembee,

I could have written your post! The exact same thing has happened to me several times over the last week or so. It has made me a bit leary of this site. I have not had that happen on any other site. The way it starts to auto-run when you X out of it is very suspicious. It says that it is from Microsoft but I have never seen Microsoft updates arrive that way so I don't believe it.

I hope that I was able to close down before any damage was done. I had to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and use the TASK Manager to shut down Internet Explorer. I use TREND MICRO Office Scan and Ad Aware. I have scanned but not found anything.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:49 AM   #7
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On my computer we have something installed called McAfee Site Adviser and it tells you if the site is safe or not and it says this site is safe. I don't have that problem EVER and I don't really know what is wrong, but I do know for sure this site is SAFE!










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Old 10-14-2008, 07:10 AM   #8
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Default Re: AntiSpymaster program auto running on WI?

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You should put up pop-up blocker...
I do have a pop-up blocker. Sometimes these run as 'pop-under's

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Kayembee,

I could have written your post! The exact same thing has happened to me several times over the last week or so. It has made me a bit leary of this site. I have not had that happen on any other site. The way it starts to auto-run when you X out of it is very suspicious. It says that it is from Microsoft but I have never seen Microsoft updates arrive that way so I don't believe it.

I hope that I was able to close down before any damage was done. I had to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and use the TASK Manager to shut down Internet Explorer. I use TREND MICRO Office Scan and Ad Aware. I have scanned but not found anything.
Thanks so much for posting. I am no computer guru, so I wasn't sure if it was my Laptop, ISP, Security software or what. I'm not really fearful of being on WI, I think just sometimes one of the revolving ads (that they have no control over) slips in one that can wreak havoc.

It's the auto-run when X-ing out that bothers me. I don't know any other way to stop it. I thought I read a post that said to use Alt F4 to close out a pop-up/under, but that doesn't stop it from auto running either. My laptop doesn't respond to CTRL-ALT-DEL very quickly, so even that isn't helping me ? !


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On my computer we have something installed called McAfee Site Adviser and it tells you if the site is safe or not and it says this site is safe. I don't have that problem EVER and I don't really know what is wrong, but I do know for sure this site is SAFE!

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I have that too, and I totally agree the site is safe, but as I mentioned above there are revolving things that sometimes sneak in here and cause problems once in awhile. I don't know exactly what it is or what the threat level is, I am just trying to find a solution to blocking it.
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I just had that pop "under" this morning...

NEVER had anything like that happen before... I Xed off it, and another window popped up saying it was scanning my computer

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---------- kellyschrvr added 2 Minutes and 39 Seconds later ----------

I actually got it AGAIN... it opened the window up by itself this time, without me even clicking anything...

---------- kellyschrvr added 0 Minutes and 21 Seconds later ----------

and this only happens on WI...

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Old 10-14-2008, 07:37 AM   #10
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WI does not have any pop ups (or pop unders). Please run a virus scan on your system right away. It sounds like whatever you are getting is coming from your system. That's why your pop up blocker isn't working. This isn't really a pop up, it's just disguised to look like one so you won't think to check your system.
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