Earlier this week I woke up to a pop up that stated my hard drive was about to fail and that I should back up all my files. I took it seriously and did so, but after looking around I did see that there are viruses that mimc this pop up. I contacted Bleeping Computer and had been speaking with a Malware Reponse Team Member by the name of Marius located at
Interestingly enough I have not seen this pop up again for several days (not sure if that is a good thing or not). When the pop up appears it gives the option to back up , to ignore the message, or to stop the messages from coming all together. Each and evertime I simply deleted the box by checking the "x" in the upper right hand corner and did not selected the option to stop all further pop ups....yet they have stopped.