7324ever
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Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:52 pm

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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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:06 pm

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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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:12 pm



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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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:17 pm

I second Malwarebytes, it is simply the best antimalware program you can find.
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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:25 am

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.
 
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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:32 am



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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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:49 am



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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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:54 am

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.
 
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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:08 am

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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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:52 am



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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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:01 pm



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.
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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:26 pm

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?

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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:37 am



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
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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:07 am



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 
 
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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:35 am



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
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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:40 am

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

format C: Best command ever 



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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:27 am

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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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:39 am



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
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RE: Internet Web Surfing Pop-up Malware Problems?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:57 am

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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