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Grumble, grumble. Clicked a link I guess I shouldn't have. It… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
February 28th, 2009
09:28 am

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Grumble, grumble. Clicked a link I guess I shouldn't have. It brought up a window that purported to be Microsoft and was about detecting a virus, but I had my doubts. I tried to close it with the x, but it opened another window and 'scanned' my computer in about 5 seconds. 'Found' about 6 'viruses' (one of which was Ad-aware and another had 'keylogger' in the name *eyeroll*). I tried to x out of that, but got a pop up. X out of that, try to x out of the big window, rinse, repeat.

I resorted to the 'reset' button. Then I started an AVG scan. Two hours plus, it's still scanning (5 seconds my ASS. But... maybe I should do some deleting of old stuff) and nothing beyond cookies has shown up yet.


EDIT: four+ hours now. But I think at least two hours are 'phantom' as it likely wasn't scanning while some programs were running. Guess I better do some sewing type things while I wait for this to finish.


Still nothing but cookies, though.

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From:solan_t
Date:February 28th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Boy, did I even need to do that! (judging by how long it took)
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From:oldwolf
Date:February 28th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Another thing is, go into your internet explorer settings and see how much drive space is allocated to downloaded webpages. IE normally reserves %12 of your harddrive(on a 300GB drive, that's 36GB you can't use because it's allocated). I normally take it and drop it to 200mb. And select "every time I visit the web page" just so things are current.
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From:oldwolf
Date:February 28th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
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If Alt-F4 doesn't work, try the Ctrl-Alt-Del option to bring up the Task Manager and kill it from there.
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From:solan_t
Date:February 28th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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I never seem to remember that...
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From:morgaath
Date:March 1st, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
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What you hit is the classic "we found something on your computer. Please install our 'trojan' and we will clean it all up for you". Yeah right.
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