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Post by 69panel on Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:48 pm

My computer contracted a virus not picked up by comcast security. It calls itself "Anti spy ware Windows XP 2009" Looks exactly like it is a Microsoft product...logo shield and all.

I watched as it was taking over and could not stop it. I tried control alt delete and received a message saying another program was running and the task manager was inoperable. It would not stop. I unplugged my computer...plugged back in and it continued.

You can google "Anti spy ware Windows XP 2009" and read the details.

It originates in the Russian Federation but it can morph to any site address on line that is infected and show their address as point of origin. It prevents you from getting on the Internet and investigating the fix. It constantly puts pop ups balloons saying "Your computer has received an serious virus infection. Please click here to remedy the problem."

When you click it says; "$49.99 for one year $ 79.99 for two years protection." They want not only your money (Without fixing anything, by the way) but mainly they want your credit card information. It looks in appearance to be something from Microsoft. It even installs icons.

How can you get it? Not by clicking on some suspicious free spy-ware thing. I was surfing for information on Led lights. When I tried to close what appeared a legitimate site in Canada (probably was) it started taking over and I couldn't prevent it. I tried system restore five times and it was still there.

My son, came by last evening to fix it, He's a computer science graduate of GA Tech. He finally fixed it after six hours of downloading and re-installing programs. He found a one time free service from Malware that would remove it. He had to download it to a USB device on his computer and then put it into my computer just to my computer back online. Then hours of reconstructing my files. It is a nightmare to fix.

If you happen to be so unfortunate as to get this virus just shut down your computer and get a pro to remove it. I'm pretty computer savy but this one caused my son six hours of grief to fix and he is awesomely computer savy.
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Post by DiscoSquirrel on Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:02 pm

Good to know, thanks.
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:28 pm

I have been surfing porn for years with no problems. I suggest you guys do as I do.

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Post by panic_fan on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:44 pm

71_georgia_beetle wrote:I have been surfing porn for years with no problems. I suggest you guys do as I do.

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