I just bought a used PC, with W7. I used to use W98SE. It takes adjustment, I realize. But since when is it okay to make upgrades that I already HAVE made, or to make upgrades I never authorized, for programs that I can't find on my PC? Even when I denied access to some of those programs. It didn't stop anything.
What makes it possible for "vube.com" to launch their unwanted videos, even though I've put them on the restricted list? And MonsterMarketplace.com, which pops up ads over any highlighted text I mouse over? I've put them on the restricted list, too, and went to their "opt out" page, at a site called "Nav-Links" where I opted out. (Note that I never opted in in the first place.) Nothing changed. Both sites are on my restricted list, and I've removed all their cookies. No good; they're still being obnoxious. Haven't people reported them for this? Surely it can't be legal to invade someone's personal PC this way?
I have Zone Alarm, and the built in antivirus of W7. For what good they're worth. I forget how much memory, but I think it's in gigabytes. I just bought the thing. Seems I did better on W98 with only 268 MB of RAM.
This is invasion, and I don't know how it got itself into my PC, but I do know I want them OUT. Or is it just "one of those things" that people with W7 have learned to tolerate?
W98 NEVER made upgrades I hadn't asked for. Nor tried to make them a second time, after I'd already made them. In the process of trying the second time, they stopped my video, said that Google Chrome had a problem with memory, and then rebooted - all against my will. I have gobs of memory. No video is likely to run me dry.
I never had an operating system with a mind - and will - of its own. Or one as hideously vulnerable.
I got another popup that told me problems were slowing my PC down. Thinking it was from W7, I let it run the scan. It found over a thousand "problems," and offered to fix them. When I said okay, it took me to a site that wanted money to do it. And it never mentioned anything about the kinds of "problems" it supposedly had found. Yet another invasion.
I think I was better off with W98SE. I gradually lost access to many videos - but not all, which was one reason I was willing to switch to W7. But this is worse than anything I've ever experienced.
Can anyone offer me any hope? Any suggestions? I'm starting to feel my bacon burning here.
Edited by hamluis, 22 September 2013 - 05:45 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.