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Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?  
User currently offline7324ever From Serbia, joined May 2009, 563 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

When I use sites I have been getting a lot more malware pop ups even when I surf on airliners.net Has anyone been having any of these problems on any web site?


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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

I think I got a trojan (a malicious program disguised as an anti-virus called 'Antivirus System Pro') from a pop up while surfing a-net. I managed to get rid of it..it was bloody annoying though...it was telling me I had all these 'viruses' and was redirecting my browser to all kinds of porno websites. Finally managed to get rid of it with a McAfee antivirus update.


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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2342 times:



Quoting 7324ever (Thread starter):
When I use sites I have been getting a lot more malware pop ups even when I surf on airliners.net Has anyone been having any of these problems on any web site?

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-malware and do a full system scan....you'll be surprised what lurks in your computer.

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyte...?tag=contentBody;mostPopTwoColWrap



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User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

I second Malwarebytes, it is simply the best antimalware program you can find.


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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

I downloaded Malwarebytes just now, and while I'm sure it's excellent, it did not find any malware on my laptop. I use AVG and Webroot Spysweeper, and still get annoyed by Orbitz and The Economist pop-ups.

User currently offline7324ever From Serbia, joined May 2009, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2298 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 2):

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-malware and do a full system scan....you'll be surprised what lurks in your computer.

Does it cost anything?

My cable company came with McAfee security suite. Is McAfee any good?



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2283 times:



Quoting 7324ever (Reply 5):
Does it cost anything?

Nope! Its free.

Quoting 7324ever (Reply 5):
My cable company came with McAfee security suite. Is McAfee any good?

I've found McAfee to be an average software and the biggest problem I have with both McAfee and Norton is that they are resource hogs and slow down your system considerably. I have AVG antivirus on my computers...it is free, fast and works very well without being a resource hog.



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User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Everyone should know that antivirus programs have a limited ability to detect trojans, especially once the trojan has been introduced into the system. You might be able to detect secondary viral infections, but removing these will usually not remove the trojan.

For eradicating trojans and viruses (which I've done quite a bit), I recommend using several programs. Freeware antimalware software can do the job, but ALWAYS USE SEVERAL!

In 7432ever's case I think the trojan is resident, and the activation when browsing a.net is merely a coincidence.


User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

I use AVG Free as well. Its great. Also use a personal firewall. I use Comodo Internet Security. It also servers as an Antivirus sweet. But, always use something else besides that.
Spybot Search and Destroy is good as well.



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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2235 times:



Quoting AustinAirport (Reply 8):
I use AVG Free as well. Its great. Also use a personal firewall. I use Comodo Internet Security. It also servers as an Antivirus sweet. But, always use something else besides that.
Spybot Search and Destroy is good as well

I also use AVG 8 Free and Spybot, and agree, both are pretty good systems. Be careful with AVG though- if you're not careful on the install it could turn into a resource hog as well. My wife's laptop came with Norton installed, and I cannot stand it. I'd almost take the malware over Norton sometimes...



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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2234 times:



Quoting CV990A (Reply 9):
I also use AVG 8 Free and Spybot, and agree, both are pretty good systems. Be careful with AVG though- if you're not careful on the install it could turn into a resource hog as well. My wife's laptop came with Norton installed, and I cannot stand it. I'd almost take the malware over Norton sometimes...

Couldn't agree more! We had a subscription to Norton. I finally got so fed up with its resource hogging, running at startup and slowing the whole computer down, that I uninstalled it, and replaced it with AVG.
AVG, even on my very resource deprived XP machine, runs great. No worries.



Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

I used to swear by AVG, until I discovered AVIRA Antivir. It's waaaaaay better and it is very resource friendly. As of right now, task manager shows avira as only using 10mb of RAM, and I've never seen it use more than that. I've found AVG, Norton, MCafee and all the others use over 50mb at idle, and when I had those crappy programs it wasn't rare to see them pop up to 200mb occasionally, which is insane. Avira offers much better protection too, the scanner and guard are extremely effective. And yes it's free.

Quoting 7324ever (Thread starter):
When I use sites I have been getting a lot more malware pop ups even when I surf on airliners.net Has anyone been having any of these problems on any web site?

Firefox+Adblock plus =problem solved


User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2184 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 11):
I used to swear by AVG, until I discovered AVIRA Antivir. It's waaaaaay better and it is very resource friendly. As of right now, task manager shows avira as only using 10mb of RAM, and I've never seen it use more than that. I've found AVG, Norton, MCafee and all the others use over 50mb at idle, and when I had those crappy programs it wasn't rare to see them pop up to 200mb occasionally, which is insane. Avira offers much better protection too, the scanner and guard are extremely effective. And yes it's free.

But the UI makes me want to scream. Its looks awful, and it kinda tough to use.
Just my opinion.  Smile



Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2173 times:



Quoting AustinAirport (Reply 12):

But the UI makes me want to scream. Its looks awful, and it kinda tough to use.
Just my opinion. Smile

I actually liked it more than all the others  Smile

Then again, this coming from a guy that loved the MS-DOS command prompt Big grin  duck 


User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2169 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 13):
Then again, this coming from a guy that loved the MS-DOS command prompt Big grin duck

LOL. The only things I can do in DOS is flush my dns cache, and see what's my current IP address.  Wink



Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 13):
MS-DOS command prompt

format C: Best command ever 



[Edited 2009-07-08 19:42:00]


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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1591 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

I've gotten a few malware issues from ANet in the past two weeks. One incident caused me to have to boot into Safe Mode and disable the wireless network adapter before I could remove it.

I know it came from somewhere on ANet, but I didn't post it in the Site Related forum because usually the response to stuff like this is "it's not our fault, it's your computer".



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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2141 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 15):
format C: Best command ever

Oh, lemme try it.  Wink
Believe it! , or not, I know what that does. haha.  Big grin



Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
User currently offlinePocho From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

I was also browsing the A.net forums a week ago when a popup trying to get me to download a "spyware cleaner" showed up. Had to Alt+F4 it.

Same thing on my home computer, also browsing A.net. AVG scan shows nothing.  scratchchin 


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