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Old 06-30-2009, 06:41 AM   #11
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You do NOT need to get a new computer, no matter what the virus does. My husband works in network security.. so I am going to pass along some information that may be useful.

First -- most virus scanners/protectors (McAffee, etc) are CRAP! Download AntiVir (http://www.free-av.com/) It's a free Anti-Vir that is MUCH better than any other paid program out there. Once you have downloaded it and installed it, uninstall any other program you have. Run the update on this.. and run this program.

Next, do a free scan at FSecure to double check to see if you have any rootkits (very bad). It will also find things other programs cannot. http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home...shc/front.html ** You must use MSIE to run this, unfortunately.

To get rid of nasty viruses: Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.. Install, update, and run this.

If you have any more problems, feel free to PM me for more troubleshooting.

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Old 06-30-2009, 06:44 AM   #12
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Oh and this program is also great to have on your computer:
http://www.lavasoft.com/ (Ad-Aware). Update it and run it at least once a week. If you notice your computer is acting very slow, more than likely there is some spyware on it.

Spyware Bot Search and Destroy: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

Is also a great download MUST HAVE for your computer.

** Notice: Deleting files can be tricky. Please make sure you're not deleting an important windows application when removing viruses and/or spyware **
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Last night I had my computer lock up on a pop up screen asking if I really wanted to be redirected to a new site . . . The only thing I could do was shut down my computer. My hubby said it was a trojan . . .

Is it fixed? My addiction needs to know!
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Last night I had my computer lock up on a pop up screen asking if I really wanted to be redirected to a new site . . . The only thing I could do was shut down my computer. My hubby said it was a trojan . . .

Is it fixed? My addiction needs to know!
You do not need to shut off your computer every time that happens. But I do recommend running the above programs if you are concerned.

The only time anyone probably needs to wipe their hard drive and reinstall windows is if it's a rootkit.
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I just had this happen too...

"I just had my screen go to a new website as well. I closed it down before the site actually opened but it was something about "jump""

It was some sort of sex website too.

YUP I just posted about this!
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I got the trojan warning too.
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Twice yesterday I got a trojan alert from my antivirus software right as the page on DS I was reading tried to redirect elsewhere. I had issues the previous time there was a virus where I would get 2-3 virus alerts on each page of DS I would click and had to take a DS break until it was gone.

I hope this is fixed promptly! If it happens to me again today, I'm not coming back until it is fixed as I can't jeopardize my computer actually getting the virus.
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Got this just a second ago.....
Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
The website at www.diaperswappers.com contains elements from the site banner.redhousebanner.com, which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.

I just backed out of it, but I've ben getting this warning about 2x a day for the last week.
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Yep, my antivirus software has intercepted four viruses on diaperswappers in the past two days. Just wanted to report that and I won't be back on here for a little while.
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GameVance ad might be doing it. it dowloaded 2 files on its own!!!!!
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