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Old 12-30-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Spyware associated w/this site?

Last week & This week I've had an AntiVirus Rogue spyware infect 2 comps My home & my work comp. I think its associated w/this site bc I've never had this prob before & I've only recently started visiting here. It sucks bc I'm scared to visit here now. I will say my home comps protection was lacking but I didnt expect my work comp to be affected. I guess thier protection sys. is crap too. So I was wondering if anyone else here had this prob also. I know theres an option to buy a premium membership here. How much is it? Any insight appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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what was it called? i just had to do a full system restore on my laptop today (luckily we don't have any files saved on it). mine was called "banker.a" and pretty much took over the entire system, trying to make me purchase antivirus software.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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On both my comps it appears as a Windows Security Alert. Its actually called AntiVirus 2009. Its a rogue spyware. It wants to trick you into going to their site to buy their antisoftware. It messes up your proxy settings & prevents you frm accessing the internet.
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On both my comps it appears as a Windows Security Alert. Its actually called AntiVirus 2009. Its a rogue spyware. It wants to trick you into going to their site to buy their antisoftware. It messes up your proxy settings & prevents you frm accessing the internet.
yep. i had the same exact symptoms. just happened yesterday around mid afternoon. it sucks. like i said, i had to do a restore just to get rid of it.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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McAfee's SiteAdvisor says it's clean though, so I wouldn't worry?
interference.com | McAfee SiteAdvisor Software – Website Safety Ratings and Secure Search

Furthermore, I update my software on a daily basis, so I suppose my antivirus software would alert me if anything was the matter since I come here on a daily or weekly basis. I have never had any troubles of this kind related to Interference.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:27 PM   #6
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yeah, i really don't think it would come from this site either. weird coincidence though, huh?
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:31 PM   #7
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Yeah, I hope you guys get through this though.
It's such a pain to deal with these kind of things.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:38 PM   #8
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Weren't there similar issues around the time we were hacked by the Russkies a few months ago?
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:44 PM   #9
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Yeah but there shouldnt be any issues now.

Try running your virus scan, malware and adaware scans, etc.

Premium membership details are here
http://www.u2interference.com/forums...p?page=premium
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:53 PM   #10
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I've gotten that Antivirus thing before. I got it from msn.com. If you don't close the window immediately when you see it pop up, it installs itself. Even after uninstalling it on the Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel, it was still there. I used the information in this link to get rid of it. Stinking, nasty piece of work that one is.
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I've gotten that Antivirus thing before. I got it from msn.com. If you don't close the window immediately when you see it pop up, it installs itself. Even after uninstalling it on the Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel, it was still there. I used the information in this link to get rid of it. Stinking, nasty piece of work that one is.
yeah, i wish i could have seen where i got the banker.a virus. it compromised my entire system. what a bitch that was.
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