Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 15:25:48 -0500
Reply-To: John Meeks <vanagon@GMAIL.COM>
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From: John Meeks <vanagon@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: NVC at all (computer question)
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On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Joy Hecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm suddenly getting popups on my computer - never had them before - and I
> was wondering if someone can recommend good freeware to deal with them.
> But I'm getting popups - not a lot, but a few. I got one today from
> something called "registry defender for windows" which kind of mimicked AVG
> anti-virus, so I went to their website. But then a few more popups opened,
> so I figured they were bogus and shut them down.
The most practical advice you've gotten so far is to "roll back" using
a Restore Point created prior to you visiting those porn sites ;-)
This is assuming you are using Win XP or Vista. Search System Restore
in Windows help. Restore has saved my bits a few times.
BTW if you want to try Ubuntu Linux, They will mail you a free live
cd. You can try it out right from the CD. If you like it you can
install it right from within windows and either run itlike an
application in windows or get a bootup menu asking which OS you want
Good luck with the malware.
'91 Multivan, '85 GL bits
Vanagon Rescue Squad
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