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Post by TNine on Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:30 pm

Well, just recently i was searching on the web for an online text of The Giver (Ctr+F for Vocab FTW!) and i went to a site, that had a redirect that made me manually go to back options (if i hit back once, it would go to the redirect page, then redirect me directly back). When i went back, it said that i had several viruses on the computer, and said:

"Personal Anti-virus can defend your computer. Would you like to download it?" Not being an idiot, i hit cancel, however, it still started downloading, and i also recall a list of things infected by the virus that was supposedly in my computer, and it said "37 files infected". There was more, but i didn't see at all, i simply quickly hit Ctrl+Alt+Esc. Don't know if that actually did anything, but it froze up the computer, and i was able to turn off my computer manually.

I restarted my computer. It didn't work the first time, it was caught at the Windows loading screen, slightly dimmed, and not moving. i restarted againg, and it went to a Windows Black Screen that said it failed last time, and what configuaration to use. I selected last known effective configuration, and it turned on. I immediatly ran a Noroton PC Check-Up (my internet is fast, it can handle it), and it detected nothing. So i'm guessing the Personal Anti-Virus was the virus.

Does anyone have any information on the Personal Anti-Virus? Anything i should be worried about, or how it is triggered?


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Post by dragoon9105 on Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:40 pm

its one of those "false" antivirus methods that actually is just a scam to steal your money, in the event that this happens again dont hit anything just turn off your computer and cut your connection to the internet, then scan your computer and make sure it didnt put anything on it. then reconnect and scan again.

That usually will make sure it doesnt do anything, Remember they can probably disquise the cancel button as the download button so its best not to hit anything.
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Post by TNine on Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:41 pm

dragoon9105 wrote:its one of those "false" antivirus methods that actually is just a scam to steal your money, in the event that this happens again dont hit anything just turn off your computer and cut your connection to the internet, then scan your computer and make sure it didnt put anything on it. then reconnect and scan again.

That usually will make sure it doesnt do anything, Remember they can probably disquise the cancel button as the download button so its best not to hit anything.
So i'm guessing the best way to avoid it would be the next time it pops up, Ctrl+Alt+Delete to cancel it?
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Post by Kislany on Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:16 pm

end the program then disconnect your internet then scan your comp and you should be fine
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Post by kslidz on Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:31 pm

MAC YAY

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Post by KristallNacht on Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:53 am

well lets see


first off, if you want to actually find the virus's on your computer, DONT USE NORTON, or any symantec software for that matter
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Post by capn qwerty on Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:44 pm

Do they not work?
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Post by Angatar on Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:43 pm

Fake protector. Find the list of its file then delete them.
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Post by Nocbl2 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:27 pm

kslidz wrote:MAC YAY
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Post by TNine on Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:05 pm

KristallNacht wrote:well lets see


first off, if you want to actually find the virus's on your computer, DONT USE NORTON, or any symantec software for that matter
Why not?

I thought the reason most people didn't like Noroton was because it slowed down the computer, but i have a computer that can cope with that and a lot more.
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Post by KristallNacht on Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:54 pm

It's also just plain bad. Never heard of a virus free computer that had norton on it.
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Post by KrAzY on Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:43 pm

I used norton for 5 years on 2 computers with no problems

my current has McAfee.... which so far has worked pretty well
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Post by TNine on Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:21 am

KristallNacht wrote:It's also just plain bad. Never heard of a virus free computer that had norton on it.
Mine. This is the first virus problem we've had for an extremely long time.
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Post by Cheese on Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:01 am

TNine wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:It's also just plain bad. Never heard of a virus free computer that had norton on it.
Mine. This is the first virus problem we've had for an extremely long time.

Norton killed my brother's computer Sad

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Post by RX on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:01 am

Norton sucks [/end argument]
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Post by KristallNacht on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:51 am

AVG FTW
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:08 pm

KristallNacht wrote:AVG FTW

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