Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 08:11:48 -0800
Reply-To: Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: NVC at all (computer question)
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I'm really surprised that nobody's mentioned Avast. I have been using it
for a while now and its the bomb.
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 7:57 AM, Joy Hecht <email@example.com> 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.
> I am running AVG Anti-virus free version, I update regularly and scan every
> day. Yesterday in the middle of working (not scanning) AVG suddenly opened
> a window to tell me I had a trojan. Windows started opening right and
> all kinds of things happening. I shut all my files, disconnected from the
> internet, and scanned. AVG found 11 infected files and cleaned them. I
> rescanned again, and found no infections. Today I scanned and found
> nothing, updated the database of virus info as usual, all looked fine.
> 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.
> Can anyone recommend a good way to stop the popups or figure out what's
> allowing them onto my computer?
1984 Vanagon GL
1986 Westy Weekender "Dixie"
Crescent Beach, BC
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