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Super Spam Squasher
Plankton
Posts: 891
Registered: ‎07-26-2009

The pop-up window that ruined my PC!

Enjoy...

 

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?messageID=3179531&tag=nl.e497

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Stu Rootkit Eradicator
Rootkit Eradicator
Stu
Posts: 5,210
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: The pop-up window that ruined my PC!

Thanks.

Rogueware and scareware are big dangers these days.

4 million people are buying these every year

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Yaso_Kuuhl
Posts: 5,799
Kudos: 1,437
Solutions: 528
Registered: ‎02-19-2009

Re: The pop-up window that ruined my PC!

This great thread started by SendOfJive also discusses scareware and ways to react to a malicious pop-up:

http://community.norton.com/norton/board/message?board.id=nis_feedback&thread.id=70586

Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,357
Registered: ‎05-30-2008

Re: The pop-up window that ruined my PC!

Stu: You sure that exactly 4million people are "buying" these?  Are you involved, by any chance, or have you got a workstation set-up?  ;)

 

 

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