One Nasty Little Piece of Software

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Registered: 03-28-2003
One Nasty Little Piece of Software
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 5:25pm

I've been offline.


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Registered: 10-16-2002
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 8:53am
That makes me so mad! Someone with nothing better to do than mess up someone else's computer. How I wish I could invent something that would fry a hackers computer the minute they started creating a virus or worm or whatever before they could ever pass it along. Thanks for the heads up Pat. I will let my DH know since he is the world's worse at opening something like that because he "was curious about who could have sent it" or he "thought maybe he should do something with it since I wasn't there".




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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 9:58am

Too late! I have seen a pop up on my screen several times only when I am using foxfire as my internet connection. The message is pretty much the same. It says it needs to upgrade my virus protection or something like that, then the screen changes and there are several icons on the screen. I have just hit the x to close out and then I get off of my foxfire and go to internet explorer. I like foxfire better than internet explorer but wonder if it might harbor viruses? I have done several virus scans (nearly every day) and there are none detected.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 1:48pm

This is exactly what hit my puter several days ago! I did NOT take mine to a techie, but shut down for several days and allowed my antivirus to fix things, and it did...

I'm composing a follow up message to post here so that anyone seeing this nasty item will be aware, and do what I did to be rid of it without paying out a ton of $$$$....


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