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#1 Bmorris1

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:02 AM

I am a new member and want to start by saying hello.

I have a brand new coputer that will be a week old tomorrow. It was custom built by Dell and I guess it was built without any security. I downloaded McAfee yesterday, but that did not seem to do what it was suppose to because I am constantly getting pop-ups stating that I have threats and a virus. The pop-ups are coming from Antivirus 7, Resident Shield and Virtumonde. If I try to close them out, it takes me to a screen stating that I need to purchase software to fix the problem and it asks for my credit card info. The pop-ups are interferring with using the computer because they are popping about every 5 secs. Do I really have a virus or can this be fixed?

Please help.

Edited by Bmorris1, 20 March 2010 - 12:07 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:02 AM

Your system is infected with a rogue security program which uses social engineering and scams to trick a user into spending money to buy a an application which claims to remove malware.

We have self-help guides for removing common malware. Please see: How to remove Antivirus7
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