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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Was just a few minutes ago scrolling through one of the threads and got a popup on the screen from "Microsoft Security Essentials" stating that my computer was infected with 3 different viruses. It had a button on it and it was telling me I needed to CLean My Computer Immediately!

DO NOT DO THIS ... if this happens to you as it may screw your computer up.

How do I know this?

First of all, I am a 25+ year IT pro
Secondly, I do not use MS Security Essentials
Third, I am at work operating behind a highly secure firewall (which I setup) with triple A/V protection.

Just a little "heads up" for you folks out there who aren't too computer savvy.

If y'all haven't done it, get yourselves a good AntiVirus app and keep it updated and don't fall for warnings such as the one I mentioned that "popup" in the middle of surfing the 'net.
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Was just a few minutes ago scrolling through one of the threads and got a popup on the screen from "Microsoft Security Essentials" stating that my computer was infected with 3 different viruses. It had a button on it and it was telling me I needed to CLean My Computer Immediately!

DO NOT DO THIS ... if this happens to you as it may screw your computer up.

How do I know this?

First of all, I am a 25+ year IT pro
Secondly, I do not use MS Security Essentials
Third, I am at work operating behind a highly secure firewall (which I setup) with triple A/V protection.

Just a little "heads up" for you folks out there who aren't too computer savvy.

If y'all haven't done it, get yourselves a good AntiVirus app and keep it updated and don't fall for warnings such as the one I mentioned that "popup" in the middle of surfing the 'net.
Good advice but it won't pop up if you use Google Chrome as your browser nor will many of the other irritating "advertisements".




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I'm an IT pro too, but only about 15 years. I have used Microsoft Security Essentials for many years (it's FREE, and from Microsoft!) when it would clean things that many paid software suites couldn't.

I have yet to see a pop-up ad for MSE, and any 'pop-ups' I see for it are those where it's already installed and actually warning me about something.

It is very possible that the malware writer is cashing in on the success of a legit copy of MSE.

There is no one program that will catch anything, but MSE caught and cleaned stuff for me that AVG, Avira, and others didn't.

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Good advice but it won't pop up if you use Google Chrome as your browser nor will many of the other irritating "advertisements".
That's all fine and dandy in a simple world. In business environments and working with websites designed to operate only in IE, one cannot use other browsers.

What's interesting about this "popup" is that I did not click on anything... I was simply scrolling down the screen to view the last post to a thread which is in this forum.
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That's all fine and dandy in a simple world. In business environments and working with websites designed to operate only in IE, one cannot use other browsers.
An unfortunate reality these days



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Bah, i don't click on those things. I know better, but somehow of its porn I click. I dunno why lol

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but somehow of its porn I click. I dunno why lol
neither do I ... but I don't care... I just do it!
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Tried downloading MSE and got a msg that it wouldn't be compatible with other Anti Virus and Anti Spyware programs, so I quit. I have AVG, Malwarebites, AdBlocker, and Super Anti Spyware. so far, no problems. Discalimer: I'm a bonafide Puter Putz. I understand women more than my computer.

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I am not an IT guy per se, I am an engineer, but I work in a small field office for our company. So I am the IT guy for our office.

I have a receptionist and a tech that have clicked those damn things I don't know how many times in the last few years. I want to kill the asshats that write that stuff.

Our corporate office uses hardware firewalls and all the toys to block people from going to unauthorized sites, but I just stay quite because I don't want that crap here. I think I have them broke from doing that now, but I would rather spend an afternoon fixing someones system every now and then than have our corporate office monitoring everything I do on the internet at my office. I couldn't go all day without checking the forum.

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