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Exactly! That is the virus that most people are getting while on WI (again....not directly from WI, but from the ads). The problem is that most people have no idea that the pop up is in fact the virus and they click to allow it to do more damage to their computer.
Yep...and as you can see from the screenshot, it is very devious! It looks just like a Windows program or something.
Thats EXACTLY what I got! So that's the virus? ???
Yes, that is a virus and will do damage to your computer! Here is a quote from another website explaining what it does:
Spyware Protect 2009 ( also known as SpywareProtect2009 ) is new rogue antispyware software that displays many fake warning alerts, messages and popups. It starts generating warning messages claiming system infection in order to force users into purchasing the full version of the program. Spyware Protect 2009 is a dangerous application and it should be deleted as soon as possible.
Has anyone else seen this on their computer? This is the virus that I got that acts like an anti-virus software program.
Yep, I've seen taht one too. I ended up hving to shut down my computer and re-start it to get rid of it. I had a weird pop up ad a couple of weeks ago too that was some sort of dating service. Had it happen twice on the same day, both times I was on WI, but I haven't had taht one since.
I just had a trojan pop up as I was reading this.. my puter was in a big mess took hubby 2 days to fix it and was from popups here.. I think I may have to leave here also I know my virus protection will catch them but they tell me about them anyway .. and funny how alot of them began to be more frequent after the subscription option...
Thanks! So, how do you remove it? Add/Remove Programs, right??
I don't know...I only got rid of it because I renewed my real anti-virus software subscription (it expired two days prior getting the attack), and then I ran a full scan on my computer. Symantec Endpoint Protection (my anti-virus program) quarantined all infected files, and then I deleted them.
I found this tip just now that might help...but I would ask your parents to help because I am no computer whiz!
Go to your Windows Task Manager (control + alt + delete).
Under the tab "Processes" see if you can find one of these programs:
Remove them immediately. I think there is more you have to do though, but that should help!
That person could've been infected before they got their subscription and/or they are not running any anti-virus or anti-spy/malware on their computer.
Anything is possible about when the infection happened. I know she is on daily, bought the subscription just about right away and she does use anti-malware anti bytes, as she recommended it to those on another thread having the same issues discussed here issues.
It should be said, that one needs to get into the habit of regular scanning to clean your computer. I work with computers everyday and where I work we have a a very secure network but the sophistication of some of these nasty things requires more than one program to catch everything. No one program will catch everything. I run a continuous firewall and have three separate anti virus programs and still occasionally get something I do not want.
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