I just got my new computer Monday...
Today I was updating my HP PSC 2355 printer drive and I know it was from a trusted site as I registered there
I went to Zshare.org to view my files I uploaded 2 months ago, and one movie wouldn't play, but I remember how it blinked and suddenly, it jumped to my Computer properties folder, opened it up and it started to tell me what files are threatened/compromised, and then I get this website popping in to say that I NEED to download this application to get antivirus protection. The website is called "Personal Antivirus" and if I try to get a license, I'd have to pay a lot of money (79.99 to 109.99) They even went so far to put in a "lock" icon in their site to make it look legit. Sorry, but I get a bit leery of any website popping up unexpectedly.
I already have AVG 8.5 Free Antivirus, and don't see how I'd need to buy this program and I"m very leery of any site popping in like that, only to coerce me to buy their program if I don't have their license. I never went to that website.
I don't have the spyware application yet and I was planning to download it, but now I'm wondering if I had a malware issue, making me think that I have a virus and it just looks fishy to me that a website would pop up and had me download and install their application....and btw, that I can't uninstall as it doesn't show up in my start up, or in the add/remove application. I can't even remove the danged icon from the system tray! Plus, I get this stupid pop up telling me about which virus it is and what part of the computer it affects and when I click on "block" it brings up the Personal Antivirus application that if to "remove threats" it will take me to their website to PAY for the license.
what do you guys think?
edit: yep, it's a malware...just googled "Personal Antivirus--malware?"
http://remove-malware.net/how-to-remove-pe...e-anti-spyware/ --- do I use their removal application provided or do I use Malware Byte provided by this site...? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sonal-antivirus
Edited by lmbee59, 17 September 2009 - 11:28 PM.