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What should one do with fake annoying virus pages that make you think that
you are being infected with worms and viruses and must take immediate action
and purchase?



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| What should one do with fake annoying virus pages that make you think that
| you are being infected with worms and viruses and must take immediate action
| and purchase?


Close them and don't visit them again.

You can also report the URLs to us and we will make sure they are detected and
blocked
through various software and methods once they are indentified.

If you do, just make sure you obfuscate the URL such as....

hxxp://bad_site.com
or
h**p://bad_site.com


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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My mom had to give up and reboot the computer as she couldn't get the
warning boxes and pop-ups to go away.

What are the pages after anyways?  Is there an antivirus program they want
you to buy, steal a credit card number, or buy a product, or just get money?



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Your mom did the right thing, the only thing that she could have done
to avoid disaster. See my response to David H.Lipman's post.

My daughter thought to simply dismiss a dialog box like that, and it
took us weeks to get her system cleared of the resulting spyware. SAS,
SuperAntiSpyware, finally cleared it out.



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You can usually close them with Task Manager.


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On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 14:00:06 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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I ran into a number of these things while reading comics at
washingtonpost.com. I expect one of their advertisers got hacked.
Anyways, I took a screen shot of one of the "alert" pages, and here it
is, at

http://home.att.net/~mr.mxyzptlk/FalseAlert.jpg

Your browser won't respond to anything until you dismiss the dialog
box, and you can't dismiss the dialog box without clicking something
in it, and I suspect anything you click in it will trigger an
avalanche of spyware installs. You dasn't click anything in that box,
nor even let the mouse pointer float over it. Rather, bring it by a
circuitous route down to the task bar and bring up Task Manager and
use that to kill the browser. If you can't do that, use the Start
button in the lower left corner of the screen to call for a Restart.
If all else fails, just go around to the back of the machine and pull
the plug. You'll be glad you did.

Later, when the machine is back on, go to www.superantispyware.com and
download and install and update and run their spyware scanner.

You'll be glad you did.


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Tim923 wrote:
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Using  Ctrl-F4 closes the window for me. It's quicker than going to the Task
Manager and/or disconnecting from the Internet.
I am using Win2000Pro.
Buffalo
PS: Anyone have anything against doing it this way? It seems to be
effective.



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Nope. Like you say, it's the quickest way out. I always used ALT-F4 and
figured that's what you meant, but I see now that either will work. :-)

--
        --- Everybody has a right to my opinion. ---

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Lil' Abner wrote:
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Thanks, I did mean Alt-F4  but I just tried Ctrl-F4 and it also worked. Go
figure.
Buffalo



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Buffalo wrote:
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If your mission is to accept whatever a site offers and only then decide
what to do about it, sure [ctrl] [f4] can whack it. Or... you can
configure your browser (your escort to the net) to not request or allow
such data. And as a consideration, maybe not visit sites that exhibit
that behavior, I mean if there were a store in your town where the
salespersons were always getting in your face to try for a sale, how
inclined would you be to shop there?
I use a hardened Opera v10 to browse and only if a site seems truly
interesting, yet unresponsive, I'll run it sandboxed with everything
enabled. That's got to be frustrating to the hot shot (shit) webmasters
and if more folk adopted my methods they'd be looking for work.

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ASCII wrote:
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Meant to say [alt] [f4]

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Avoid them. :o)

Having failed that, get your favorite antirootkit and antimalware
scanners to scan your machine for hidden foistware.



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