Closed Thread Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-19-2010, 06:40 AM   #11
yummama's Avatar
yummama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 93
Re: Screen Shot of Virus?

I JUST got this! aaaaaagggghhhh...this is our only computer!

Advertisement

yummama is offline  
Old 01-19-2010, 06:46 AM   #12
Tashena's Avatar
Tashena
Registered Users
Formerly: BebeBlu
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: On a hill in Indiana
Posts: 4,223
My Mood:
Re: Screen Shot of Virus?

I believe it is some sort of phishing - at least that's what I was told and read when I got it a few months back.

Be sure your security software is current.

__________________
Wife to a blessing I call Lovey & mommy to 3 boys and a little lady! Trying to fill the space the Lord has designed for me.
Kelton's Keepers ~ the paci holder you CAN'T lose! Available for ALL brands of pacifiers.
ISO: ABeka - grades K-....
Tashena is offline  
Old 01-19-2010, 06:50 AM   #13
yummama's Avatar
yummama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 93
Re: Screen Shot of Virus?

so, I didn't close it correctly--I pressed whatever button I'm assuming they wanted me to. What do I do now? Anyone? I have an imac and I'm not really that great with computer stuff!
yummama is offline  
Old 01-19-2010, 05:57 PM   #14
WeeEssentials's Avatar
WeeEssentials
Registered Users
Formerly: cmarie14
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Nashville
Posts: 1,924
My Mood:
Re: Screen Shot of Virus?

Quote:
Originally Posted by maureen73 View Post
DITTO! I love you DS but please fix this...I can't afford new hard drives! Thanks...
FWIW, the hard drive I had died after hardware issues, not because of a ds issue. My hubby took it apart to see what was going on and if we could retrieve anything. He found some physical damage. I guess it fell off my chair one time too many...
__________________

Make it reusable! Wipe Solution, Wipes, Mama Cloth, Wet Bags, Unpaper towels, Food Baggies, & more!
WeeEssentials on Etsy
Gabe 3-06, Ezra 9-08, & Madeline 5-10 and Abigail 12/12!
WeeEssentials is offline  
Old 01-19-2010, 09:36 PM   #15
ttmomma's Avatar
ttmomma
Registered Users
Formerly: ree**23
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lehigh Valley PA
Posts: 2,135
My Mood:
Re: Screen Shot of Virus?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yummama View Post
so, I didn't close it correctly--I pressed whatever button I'm assuming they wanted me to. What do I do now? Anyone? I have an imac and I'm not really that great with computer stuff!
me too!! So what do I do, ever since I closed down using the X box, my internet isn't working right and I'm starting to have all sorts of issues - on my NEW computer my brother just sent me!!()#()#)( I'm soooo beyond mad right now...
__________________

Recovering CD addict & momma to DS, who refuses to wear CD's no matter how fluffy
ttmomma is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 01:07 AM   #16
LilMamaK's Avatar
LilMamaK
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 993
My Mood:
Re: Screen Shot of Virus?

I have been reading sooooo many virus posts, I just want to say that I ONLY browse the web with Firefox (it's free & totally safe to download) I also installed the add-on Adblock Plus (I update it EVERY time I'm cued to do so), I run McAfee antivirus (free w/comcast internet) and I have not had any of the problems that are discussed in these posts.

BTW, yes that is likely a virus or at least spyware/adware. I have always had good luck running Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware (and I keep Hijack this on my 'puter just in case I do have a problem one of the online tech geek forums can usually walk me through a clean-up)

PLEASE PLEASE just try running Firefox with Adblock plus and make sure your antivirus is updated and see if that helps. (I hate to hear about mamas losing their hard drives because of this crap)
__________________
WOHM to DS 11-5-08 and DD 7-22-02
WARNING: Runs with scissors
LilMamaK is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 01:11 AM   #17
JeDeeLenae's Avatar
JeDeeLenae
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vegas
Posts: 22,118
My Mood:
Re: Screen Shot of Virus?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilMamaK View Post
I have been reading sooooo many virus posts, I just want to say that I ONLY browse the web with Firefox (it's free & totally safe to download) I also installed the add-on Adblock Plus (I update it EVERY time I'm cued to do so), I run McAfee antivirus (free w/comcast internet) and I have not had any of the problems that are discussed in these posts.

BTW, yes that is likely a virus or at least spyware/adware. I have always had good luck running Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware (and I keep Hijack this on my 'puter just in case I do have a problem one of the online tech geek forums can usually walk me through a clean-up)

PLEASE PLEASE just try running Firefox with Adblock plus and make sure your antivirus is updated and see if that helps. (I hate to hear about mamas losing their hard drives because of this crap)
On top of Adblock, I use Noscript. It does take away a little bit of DS functionality, but I'd rather not use some of the fancier options like quick reply if I can avoid a virus destroying my computer.
__________________
~Cassie~ Single Mom to Jordan 9/04 and Jaxon 6/06 and Kelli 10/08 and 1/11 and Jevin 12/11
Check out my gallery! PM me for YYMN and other knitting needs.

JeDeeLenae is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.