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Thread: Virus warning at Google Images?

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    there is an "antivirus" ad that is so deep that it ruined the harddrive on the p.c. at work. even going thru norton/symantec and their "cure" several times, the virus continued to overwhelm the system, and eventually ruined it. even turning off the computer and stripping all the cookies didn't do the trick. one of the IT boys eventually tried a "scorched earth" approach, and couldn't fix it. it "finds" viruses on your computer, and "offers" to fix them. if you click on the "yes" button, it takes over. the one we had is called "antivirus 2010". do your best to just avoid it if you can--and the back button or a quick shutdown is the best response. (even if you pay for their antivirus sservice, it continues to eat your system. ) BEWARE!!

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    Best thing to do is a system restore. You don't lose your data, and it takes you back to a previous date on your computer when you didn't have the malware. Then you are able to do a complete scan and elimination of viruses as your operating systems are not compromised.I contracted one about 10 days ago that kept downloading each time I tried to click off the fake MS site.
    Shut the computer off and open in safe mode to do the system restore etc.

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    What is cache,where is it found and how do I clean it? Is cookies dealt ith the same way? Tinker

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    I am very sad because I don't think I will get on the board anymore because when I puch the link that they send daily it gives me this message warning about the site being unsafe. I really enjoy this site but I had to call Micro Trend to help me get rid of a virus and ever since then when I try to get on the board I get this warning,

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    Quote Originally Posted by annpryor
    I am very sad because I don't think I will get on the board anymore because when I puch the link that they send daily it gives me this message warning about the site being unsafe. I really enjoy this site but I had to call Micro Trend to help me get rid of a virus and ever since then when I try to get on the board I get this warning,
    I don't click on a link to get here. I type www.quiltingboard.com into the address bar manually.
    You might try that.

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    I got a horrible virus on my operating system that way. It was a real mess to fix.

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    when I get the email everyday about the new postings ,I click to go there I get a pop up that says (Dangerous) could hurt your computer its not even the webpage so I don't know whats going on I just get off and go to favorites to get on that way

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    This has happened quite a few times to me, Avast warns me of the danger, and I immediately get off the site...just something to be aware of with some sites trying to get to your computer!

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    The malware I just contracted won't allow SYstem Restore to function. I've been sucessful in the past getting rid of these @@@@####in the past but this one won't leave. I am typing on my laptop and am getting ready to set up a brand new computer. Other one so badly infected - no hope of recovery. And this after I upgraded my AntiVirus Protection. It apparently missed catching this one. These malicious infections are getting expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chance
    The malware I just contracted won't allow SYstem Restore to function. I've been sucessful in the past getting rid of these @@@@####in the past but this one won't leave. I am typing on my laptop and am getting ready to set up a brand new computer. Other one so badly infected - no hope of recovery. And this after I upgraded my AntiVirus Protection. It apparently missed catching this one. These malicious infections are getting expensive.
    Can you tell me what "clean your computer" and "safe mode" means? I am really inept re computers. Thanks

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    yep twice the guy who checks my computer every week said I did the right thing running the virus scan he checked the registry and found nothing.

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    if that pops up all of a sudden close and run YOUR virus software it sometimes come up windows has found etc. it is there bug to get into your files this is what I have been told

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    Quote Originally Posted by dljennings
    all i can say is LOVE MY IMAC!
    I just had this happen on my iMac, so even we aren't safe. I googled drawings of hydrangeas and got a page of results. The first one looked good so I clicked on it, and before I knew it, a program called Macsecurity.mpkg started downloading on my computer! I quit my browser and things stopped. I found the file in my downloads folder. I then reopened Safari and researched it and found ways to get rid of it -- fortunately, it had not yet installed, so I was able to delete the download.

    Pretty scary!

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