I was told that these Virus slobs wait for someone to use a frequently used site and hit U with a virus and then try to sell you a fix and new virus protection---It's a good thing I have protection---Wish I could spell better so not to use spell check---SJB---
Something I have learned just recently that I'll pass along hoping it will help someone.
I have a pop up blocker, it came with Firefox I think, anyway it does a great job I never have pop ups. But there is a new type that floats across your screen, very aggravating because it will block what you are trying to read. My computer guru advised me to never click on these things not matter what they are selling or saying, even companies you trust. They even have a black x up at the right hand top like most things to click on to turn it off. My guy, after fixing my computer, says if you click on anything, even the black x, it will start a program running. Until someone comes up with a fix for these things don't click them. I just keep moving my screen around until I read what I wanted to that they are trying to block. And no I don't go to porn sites.
Thanks Silver Bullet---This was not a pop-up---This was the real thing from clicking on spell-check---If you type in spell-check on your home page you will see several sites to choose from---I clicked on one of them and the Virus Alert sounded---I clicked off and no virus occoured---Please don't try it unless you have good virus protection---SJB---
The link above will get you to a program called "Hijack This". Be VERY careful with this program, since it has the potential to alter your system adversely. I provided a link to the download. You might find a link to a forum there or try copying and pasting these. The first link has a long list of forums. I would try the next program I have listed below before trying to make changes to your system with Hijack This.
I did use the Hitman Pro about a year ago for the same reason and it completely eliminated the problem and I just remembered that last night. Too bad it was a free trial version only good for 30 days. It will no longer allow me to correct the problems. It does show where the problems are so I suppose I can just go to each spot and delete them manually.
Good anti-virus is the key. ESET nod32 is an excellent product that updates its virus protection signatures as needed. I've seen it update as many as 16 times in one day. Do yourselves a favor people, 86 the Norton and MacAfee and get the ESET. You wont be disappointed. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
I got carpet bombed yesterday! SOme trojan got in and I could not access anything on my PC. Could not even log in. Only website that it would allow to open was for some anti virus protection. My Trend Micro virus scan found and eliminated 4 trojan horses but it dod not solve the problem. Was able to back door through windows and do a system restoe to two days ago and problem was gone.
Then got an email today from pay pay. When I glanced at it I read Pay Pal but that's not what it said. Looked all official and all. Had a link for me to click on to "log into Pay Pal and correct the problem" As a general rule, I never glick on those links from anyone. I logged into pay pal directly and sure enough, they had not sent me anything. I'm pretty sure whatever got into my PC is trying to get back in.
SouthJblue, Quack shot IS a professional. And a good one. His advice is sound, and he is my go-to guy when I am having issues.
I will modify the end quack shot's post by letting you all know that if you need a professional, hire The Duck! Shipping is probably less than what he will save you in the long run. He's good, and he's honest.
There is a new trojan version going around that seems to be targeting bank transactions. It's prevalent in the UK right now, but I'd be sure it will show up more over here. It's the Zeus version 3 as one AV provider calls it. Just be sure to update your antivirus and firewalls and go to windows update if you are running it. Be careful with emails and attachments. Don't click links in emails, even if they look official. Open a new browser and go to the target site directly.
A decent "Free" antivirus is Micro$oft Security Essentials. It actually appears to work. It's not the only one I recommend, but it's the first security product from MS that seems to be on the ball.
Thanks for the plug! I hope you guys are doing OK. I heard something about a tornado and a trailer. Stay Safe! Regards to Martin!
It was one of those tazmanian things like on Bugs Bunny. It hurt our camper enough that Martin is done with it. I'm looking for a new camper now.
The bad thing is, when they were cutting down the broken awning, it smashed into the kitchen window and a piece of glass got stuck in Martin's shooting eye. :-( He just got back from the eye doctor. He'll be ok. He's not likin' the camper very much right now, though.
Mac is not a viable solution to this problem. It's just an alternate trap for malware. They are as vulnerable as any Windows machine. Apple is also a bit slower about getting the patches out. Do a little reaserch and you'll see what I say is true.
In That Case, why not run a Live Linux Distro from an optical drive and leave the hard drive and non-volatile memory unused. That way, any bugs go away when the system is shut down.
Anyone that says that a Mac CANNOT be infected is living in some other reality. I see them all the time. Usually it's the Hard Core Mac Addict that thinks his oh so superior Mac simply cannot become infected. Check the history of Zero Day exploits and you will find Apple is well behind the curve. No matter what operation system and hardware you are using, you need to use some form of protection and practice safe surfing and mail practices.
I'm sorry to hear that you guys had trouble this year. Martin especially. He does not need much more stress these days. I hope you guys get out dancing soon! Test out all of those new parts! As long as it was only the camper with no more serious injuries. I have a solution that beats the camper thing. It's called reservations at the "Inn". Hope Martin gets over his new fear of sleeping in tin cans!