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Old 03-17-2009, 01:09 PM   #61
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Wonderful...glad you cleaned the PC up. I am hard at work and we just shut off yet another ad network (2 of them actually today) to try to get to the bottom of this. It is my top priority.

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I am having a problem with this effecting mcafee. Mcafee pops up and says my computer is not protected ect...
then i have verify my subscription with mcafee.

Anyone else have that going on?
it is EXACTLY what was happening to mine and then it would say it was updating and my computer would come to a screeching hault. the trojan/virus is capable of shutting down McAfee. That is the problem.

I ran malware and it detected 11 threats and 2 trojans.

I have since gotten avast as anti-virus software AND started using firefox. No more problems.

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Are you up to date with your paid McAfee subscription? Otherwise, I am not sure what you are asking exactly. Can you elaborate?
No, the virus is shutting down McAfee so that it can get through.
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I just cleaned my computer!!!! 42 things found!! I've never had so many. Not to long ago I had to dump EVERYTHING on my laptop... I think it was from all of the crap I got from here. I'm sorry but I really hope this works out soon or I'm gone!
Similar experience here. I can't get explorer to stop opening stuff on my other PC now. Sadly I may need to stay off DS for a while. I hope Admin will send a message out once they get to the bottom of all this.
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Similar experience here. I can't get explorer to stop opening stuff on my other PC now. Sadly I may need to stay off DS for a while. I hope Admin will send a message out once they get to the bottom of all this.
I called my sister and gave her a heads up. She comes on here alot too. I'm glad they are working on it. I know it's hard to figure out but in the mean time should we all just avoid the site? I mean how are we going to truly know it's going to be gone? And while yes I know it can happen to any site, it seems to be getting worse here lately rather then better. Ans just so you know.... I'm on foxfire... and I still got the crap.. on both computers. The one running foxfire did get a less case of it, but still got it.
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it's expensive, but buy Panda? It's stopped every virus for me while Norton was letting them all through.
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we use comodo for something, and it goes CRAZY everytime i'm on DS. i never thought it was related TO potential viruses FROM ds, but now i'm thinking the two could be related........... hmmm..........
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No, the virus is shutting down McAfee so that it can get through.
That's what happened to my computer a couple of months ago. I forget which software we had, but the virus disabled it completely.
We now have Kapersky or something like that and have been ok so far (also have FF and adblock)

I think people are so upset because so many have been saying there was an issue with this site and viruses for a very long time. Its only just now that we're being taken seriously.
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I just wanted to add that I was having a lot of problems with viruses on here using Explorer, but my DH made me switch to using Google Chrome as my browser and I have no problems anymore. Just a suggestion!
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I'm going to have to get a different progarm to run on my laptop. Right now I only have explorer. Needless to say when I try to come to this site I can not have anything else running. It stalls my computer. Plus I found 42 viruses on my laptop as well. So both my computers had 42 viruses... Seems alittle odd to me. But then again makes sense because I use both of them to get to this site!
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