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#1 Newpaws493 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 05:56 AM

Has anyone else been on GTT and get a pop up saying: Viruses found on your computer?
This has happened maybe three times in as many weeks, but only on this site. Seems strange and I never click on the popper I close the page or the session. :anyone: It happened about 10mins ago as soon as I opened a post to read... :confuse:

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:03 AM

No, never got such a message here and I'm using an anti-virus program. And WOT doesn't give any sign, too.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:06 AM

I use my iPad most of the time anyway so I don't get any warnings.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:08 AM

No message like that here either nor has my antivirus picked up anything new. I run firefox with the adblock plus extension for a web browser and it pretty much takes out all the pop up ads.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:11 AM

I haven't ever seen anything like that here. Might want to run a scan to see what you've got on your computer.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:18 AM

I too am running anti virus and have done scans recently, its not alerting,msg says warning from website in header of pop if I remember right.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:34 AM

You have spyware or malware on your computer.

I would download CCleaner and SuperAntiSpyware from download.net and run them both. See what comes up.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:45 AM

No problems here although I have a Mac which seems to be immune to a lot of these things.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 07:13 AM

i would say its some kind a advertisement to get you to scan your puter , then when its done scanning it will so you that you have X amount of bad stuff and want to charge you to remove them.
i have never seen any pop ups on this site or any other.
what browser do you use?
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 07:15 AM

One more thought. Check your browser settings for toolbars or helpers.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 07:25 AM

There shouldn't be any sort of pop up type ads ever on the site. If you can get a screenshot or any other more detailed info on what it is warning about I can dig in to it more.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 10:38 AM

I have seen nothing like that. Sounds kind of fishy to me.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 10:40 AM

Has anyone else been on GTT and get a pop up saying: Viruses found on your computer?
This has happened maybe three times in as many weeks, but only on this site. Seems strange and I never click on the popper I close the page or the session. :anyone: It happened about 10mins ago as soon as I opened a post to read... :confuse:


Alan hit the nail on the head. You have picked up the fraudulent anti virus malware. I hope you have not clicked on any of the buttons. If you have it will be nearly impossible to remove it. If you have the easiest way to get rid of it is to do a re-install of windows and then re-install all your programs. You can move your doc's and pic's off to another drive and then move them back so you don't loose them.

First off do like Alan suggested and Down load either the program Alan suggested SuperAntiSpyware or spybot. You will need to roll Windows back to the last recovery point before you picked up the malware. Once you have done that install you anti spyware and reboot into safe mode. Scan your system with the Anti spyware program and it should pick up the malware. Tell it to get rid of it. Next install CCleaner and have it clean out your temp files and cookies. Then go to the registery tool and have it scan your registery for orphan records. When done with the scan let it make a back up just in case and the tell it to fix all the errors. You may have to do this several times until you get a clean bill of health.

On a side note: You can go to the tools category of CCleaner and then pick start up. Here you will see all the programs that start when you boot your computer. You can disable them and if something you use doesn't run right you and re-enable that one entry. You can turn them on and off like a light switch. The ones that have a Windows path I generally leave alone, but you will be surprised how much faster and better your computer will run with out all those program's running that you really don't need.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 10:41 AM

You have spyware or malware on your computer.

I would download CCleaner and SuperAntiSpyware from download.net and run them both. See what comes up.


Alan you are getting good my friend! Ever thought about working in IT?
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 01:04 PM

Thanks for being there guys, I'm thinking 'nort' lapsed and left a door open. Before I invite other protections/cleaners, does anyone predict conflicts?

Took a wwwhile for nort to do or act like doing what it's getting paid for. A few items were found and alledgedly cleared. It's claiming I'm secure but...?

Edited by Newpaws493, August 06, 2012 - 01:09 PM.





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