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#1 ricklude

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 02:54 PM

[COLOR=purple]To All Who May Read This,
I know this is not the correct section to post this message but, I have been a real "dim light bulb" for the past few days.

I was having problems with a reappearing alert that the computer had a virus but it was deleted automatically. This happened every 15 min. non-stop for the past 4 days.

I had a full days chat session with the tech. support people of my anti-virus program, running ALL kinds of scans, deleting files and such with NO RESULT. :flowers:

Determined to resolve this dilemma and abate the problem, I finally phoned a tech and was told AT LAST that... "There is nothing wrong with your computer." and my anti-virus program is, " working quite effectivelly.".

The problem, I was informed, was an adware or spyware programme which was trying to infect the computer with the virus [ QHosts - 18lhosts ] every 15 min. and the anti-virus was deleting it every time therefore, when The computer was scanned... no problem... no virus.

Mind you, this call cost over $60.00 plus interest on the credit card.

His solution... Get two Freeware Downloads from the net, install and run them. Keep them updated and you should be OK. :thumbsup:

So in addition to the 1 I paid for, I now have 2 more and guess what... the alert stopped after running the first I downloaded :trumpet:

So the moral of the story is: THINK BEFORE YOU LEAP!

Anyone interested in the names of the programs can contact me thru this site.

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#2 xtremesurfer

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 11:53 PM

Anyone interested in the names of the programs can contact me thru this site.


I'll guess... Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D? :thumbsup:

#3 Grinler

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 12:50 AM

Cant tell if this is spam or not...why not tell us these 2 programs.




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