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  posted on 12/10/2009 at 06:06 AM
Once in a while a computer that I'm on encounters one of those fake malware advertisements thats obviously some kind of a virus. It comes in the form of a pop up box on the screen. Quite often it comes even when doing a legitimate web surf.

Does anyone know the best way to avoid this, or at least stop Winfixer or any of its similar viruses from getting into your computer?

 

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  posted on 12/10/2009 at 07:24 AM
Stay away from the porn?
 

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  posted on 12/10/2009 at 08:34 AM
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Stay away from the porn?


Actually it has nothing to do with that. It's legitimate regular websites where it pops up. In fact the computer I'm on has a block of all objectionable websites.

 

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  posted on 12/10/2009 at 08:47 AM
I've heard if you open Task manager, tab over to processes, and end all iexplorer processes, it will safely close them. The more I usse this method the less I see them.

 

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  posted on 12/10/2009 at 09:22 AM
it hides in your system recovery partition. We've been seeing a lot of this at work. Not sure how it installs. It's been changing it's name too. You can find removal info here and other places: http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-winfixer.html

it's a common trojan.

 

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