Just a tip for you about pop-ups

Sony / Pcv-rx752(uc)
March 11, 2010 at 21:54:35
Specs: windows 7, 2.0 GHz / 2GB
If you are surfing the net and suddenly a pop-up jumps up saying that your PC is infected DON'T click on it at all.

Try ctrl/Alt/delete and kill it using the task manager. If you can't get the task manager up, click the start button and restart your PC. If you can't get the start button to work, then hold in the power button untill the PC shuts down.
If you do the above, the pop-up will be gone when you reboot and you won't get the virus, fake AV, etc.


The minute you click on any of the pop-up on your desktop, it gets imbedded in your registry and you'll have a hard time removing the problem. It may cause you to install a rootkit or other forms of infections.

Better to be safe than sorry.....hope that helps, as those pop-ups appear no matter which AV you are using.

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#1
March 12, 2010 at 16:06:17
Sometimes Alt F4 will clear the popup but there's nothing beats ending task, as given.

If you have CCleaner onboard it would also be worth running this before rebooting if possible. Often files are lurking in a temp folder.

There are a stack of these about and they are hijacking quite innocent websites too. My wife got one looking at the weather. I think the AV writers are having a job to keep pace with all the variants.

some other bloke...


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#2
March 16, 2010 at 11:08:12
yeah three times while on myspace (twice on my computer and once on my parents with windows 7) a popup saying i had 500 trojans and 100 worms popped up i was like yeah right. i x'd it out then later i was on for 2 minutes when i got the message again it was exactly the same. i wiped my browsing history scanned with f secure, combofix, and hijack this, combofix deleted a trojan but i later ran superantispyware and found 45 hidden tackers. but what bothers me is the one i ran into was so advanced it even tried to get on a win 7 comp. if u c it (it looks like control panel and says u r infected) immediatly disinfect ur computer.

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#3
March 16, 2010 at 12:19:34
i x'd it out

That is the REASON you got the infection, just like I mentioned in my origional post.

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#4
March 16, 2010 at 15:30:38
listen i didn't get anything off of it bc my antiviruses firewall deleted all of the buggers b4 i got infected. what i meant was every time i saw that thing i had a whole stash of adware hidden in memory files i did't get that crap the trojan actually function like a magnet. it was'nt a downloader but it attracts them fake antiviruses. anyway my bro was on myspace after i told him not to and he ran into it again i x'd it out and i ran several scans nothing infected me. but someone else who doesn't have f secure could bc whenever it pops up the online firewall deletes like 10 baddies off of it

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#5
March 16, 2010 at 17:46:59
Whatever all that means, the advice given by the original poster, for folk in general, is "DON'T click on it at all".

That's very sensible advice because wherever you click on the pop-up Window invites installation (including the X). That's how the Window has been created, to try and catch you.

I've seen it many times and by not closing the Window using the mouse I have never been infected. In most cases my AV, currently MSE, has immediately detected it. It just depends on whether your AV supplier is aware of the particular variant.

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#6
March 16, 2010 at 18:20:33
mine was or like he said i would most likely be posting that i have been disinfecting my comp

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#7
March 16, 2010 at 18:23:17
oh yeah every time i check my comp after this certain variant pops up i always have exactly 45 trackers.

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#8
March 16, 2010 at 19:01:40
Sorry, couldn't work of what you meant by "mine was or like he said" (in your #6). Maybe it's time for coffee LOL

I assume in #7 that you mean the pop-up always reports the same number of baddies (45). That's because it's nothing more than an animation - everyone gets the same.

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#9
March 16, 2010 at 20:11:05
i meant my antivirus was like the one in post #5 it auto detects and removes viruses in webpages otherwise i would be in trouble

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