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Fake Antivirus popups on specific sites including here on IE7


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#1 Georgian

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:04 PM

I'm a teenager that came here because I'm sick of what happens when I go on some sites (Safari works fine for all sites).
My dad doesn't have a real antivirus for our family computer, and that is part of the problem.

Whenever I go to MeteoStar Weather Forecast there is a pop up block detected. Whenever I hit X on it, it sometimes randomly comes up to this:

Warning: Your computer may be at risk now! Click Ok to scan with Antivirus Number-1 (today was Virus Doctor). Since about a week or two ago I found out about all the fake antivirus because of Antivirus Number-1 getting on my computer (ultimately I found this site), I hit X, but it came up to My Computer and the scan anyways.
My dad had to pull all five plugs because we couldn't get out of my windows session because it got stuck in Windows is now shutting down.

The scan with Malwarebytes deleted it successfully, but I'm kinda worried it'll happen again when I go to one of the sites I like to go to.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:11 AM

You MUST install an anti-virus application on your computer otherwise you're just asking for trouble. There are some good free ones available.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:14 AM

The scan with Malwarebytes deleted it successfully, but I'm kinda worried it'll happen again when I go to one of the sites I like to go to.


If your favorite sites are porn, online game, or gambling sites, you are just asking for an infection. You really should install a free anti-virus program no matter what sites you go to. My favorite is Avira Antivir Personal (Free) Edition and for a firewall I recommend Comodo

Please note that if you go with Avira and comodo, to be sure to not install the anti-virus portion of the Comodo suite (Just install firewall and Defense+)

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:50 PM

The scan with Malwarebytes deleted it successfully, but I'm kinda worried it'll happen again when I go to one of the sites I like to go to.


If your favorite sites are porn, online game, or gambling sites, you are just asking for an infection. You really should install a free anti-virus program no matter what sites you go to. My favorite is Avira Antivir Personal (Free) Edition and for a firewall I recommend Comodo

Please note that if you go with Avira and comodo, to be sure to not install the anti-virus portion of the Comodo suite (Just install firewall and Defense+)


Nope, nope, and nope. It happens on a weather site on Internet Explorer :thumbsup: . I nearly got it from my parents for installing Spybot Search and Destroy but I think I found the problem.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:02 PM

Spybod S&D is no longer recommended due to poor detection results. Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERantispyware as alternatives.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:47 PM

Spybod S&D is no longer recommended due to poor detection results. Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERantispyware as alternatives.


I already have malwarebytes do to when I let Antivirus Number-1 onto the computer.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:51 PM

I would recommend SUPERantispyware as well, it never hurts to have too many on demand scanners.

Edited by xblindx, 22 April 2009 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2009 - 01:34 PM

For some odd reason, this computer has no viruses on it (Avast found no viruses when I installed it to test)! That is insane. We just get attacked by scamware whenever we try going on new sites once in a while. Not porn or gambling sites, just regular plain old sites. I now know its fake if its a "Message from webpage".
McAfee was on this computer as a year long free trial for XP and my dad didn't pay, so it got cancelled.

Edit: Couldn't keep the antivirus software though.

Edited by Georgian, 05 July 2009 - 01:35 PM.





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