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edtman2010-08-04 12:16:41 +0000 #1
What a mess! Been down for three days due to Security Master AV trying to get me to buy their product. Started with security threat pop-ups that I X'ed out. Then, they began squealing like a pig (literally) and freezing my internet. I could not delete them cause it would show up in different places and keep coming back like a circle jerk. Tryed to back-up my files but my drivers were frozen. Had to dump the whole thing. Lost all my files. It happened right after I allowed Java to install an update, which I usually dont, due to previous issues. Cant say if Java had anything to do with it, but what a P.I.T.A. Im no match for that stuff.
nmkawierider2010-08-04 12:22:40 +0000 #2
Man I know what you mean. I run three different systems on mine to keep that stuff out and still...sometimes.. one gets through and boy is it had to get rid of those. My office machine we ended-up taking in once.
phreebsd2010-08-04 12:40:02 +0000 #3
edtman2010-08-04 13:13:56 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by phreebsd



Is that a website suggestion, or clever banter?
Coolwizard2010-08-04 13:55:30 +0000 #5
I got hit with a similar virus last week. It locked everything and was trying to force me to buy their product, or at least give them my credit card info. I logged off and logged back on with another account and downloaded McAfee which took care of it.
edtman2010-08-04 12:44:53 +0000 #6
McAfee works well but I have a hard time paying for it when I know most people dont. It just blows that you cant behave online without getting hassled by scammers.
Coolwizard2010-08-04 15:13:03 +0000 #7
I downloaded a free trial version.
edtman2010-08-04 13:38:22 +0000 #8
Yeah, I had that but it only lasted a year. I run microsoft essentials now.(free)

NMKawi says he runs three different, but everything Ive read says its not good to run more than one cause they will block each other and cause problems. Im waiting for a guru friend to have some plumbing problems, so we can trade services.



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