Message from Webp freeze computer

March 12, 2011 at 08:55:11
Specs: Windows 7
Pop up says VIRUS??? A small box, not an IM box, started popping up in yahoo email (Chrome, Firefox, and now IE) last nigth, March 11th.

The title shows"Message from webp" then there's a red X to close it. It takes severl clicks to close it and each time you click it something different appears--I get an 8 digit number, and then the number 1 before it closed, then it pops up again within 30 seconds.

I have no idea where it came from. Everything freezes when it pops up, which basically stops me from using yahoo email.

Any help would be appreciated.

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March 12, 2011 at 11:37:34
tap f8 on bootup and choose safe mode with networking. Then download and run a full scan with malwarebytes and fix all it finds. Then reboot and see if you still have the problem.
A word of advice...if you did not know the sender of the pop-up, you should have just rebooted your PC...what you did was embed a virus on your PC by clicking on it repeatedly

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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March 12, 2011 at 14:12:34
I've done a malwarebytes and spybot S&D scan. Nothing found.

This is happening to more people than just me. It seems to have happened to people who were actually using yahoo email around 11-12 EST Thursday night,March 11. It doesn't show up anywhere but there. And our other computer, which was not in yahoo email at that time, has not been affected (infected).

My husband did not click on the popup (we know not to do this). He shut off the computer without touching the popup. But upon reboot, it appeared again. So somehow it is either really hidden in his computer, or it's a real brand new virus without any definition at Norton/Malwarebytes/Spybot S&D, or its somehow connected to yahoo (is this possible?), and not my husband's computer.

Whoever changed my post: The popup says "hi", not "virus."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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March 12, 2011 at 15:31:57
I got help from another forum and want to post this in case other people have this problem.

I first closed all browsers. Opened Firefox, cleared ALL History, cookies, cache. Closed Firefox. Opened IE. Cleared ALL History, cookies, cache. Closed IE.

Opened each browser separately and signed in. The pop up did not show up.

Can anyone advise how malware can reside in browsing history, cache, or cookies??? It wasn't an IM, it was a definitely a little program that kept popping up only in yahoo mail only. It didn't even try to look like an IM. How can history, etc. hold malware? Curious....

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