Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:16 PM
ok, posting on behalf of a friend here.
First some details. She is using windows xp home version, on a computer she bought second hand. She doesn't use any messenger services, but the previous owner may have.
she is getting 2 different popups on a consistent basis which seem like scamware. they only appear when she is connected to the internet.
the first says:
Important windows security bulletin.
your system is affected
type adress below into internet browser, click OK
The second says:
critical error message-registry damaged
(i threw the extra x in the www so nobody would click on it by mistake)
Adaware ( free version) has been run with no discernable effect.
Obviously i have to look at the computer, but any ideas on what I'm looking for would be helpful.
a search of the two links on google did not turn up much that was helpful.
the patchupdate one seems to be related to windows messenger spam, but as i said, she doesn't use messenger.
Thanks in advance.