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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)
Comments: To: Joy Hecht <>
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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 <> 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 > left, > 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? > > Thanks! > > > > Joy >

-- Jake 1984 Vanagon GL 1986 Westy Weekender "Dixie" Crescent Beach, BC

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