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Posted: 10/9/2005 3:22:17 PM EDT
I keep getting Winfixer and another bogus security pop-up, and it seems like it's coming from here. Anybody else experiencing this?
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:24:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:20:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
nope.

you have spyware



What exactly does Spyware  do?

Bob
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:24:05 PM EDT
This whole damn website is a virus!

It keeps me in my chair for hours on end...I've lost 7 keyboards and a laptop due to it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:27:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
nope.

you have spyware



Yup
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:27:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:28:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
This whole damn website is a virus!

It keeps me in my chair for hours on end...I've lost 7 keyboards and a laptop due to it.




Lol
That's a good one.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:32:23 PM EDT

Ad-Aware SE here:

www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download

SpyBot here:

www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Run both and update both frequently to keep your machine clean...

Link Posted: 10/9/2005 5:02:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bobbyjack:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
nope.

you have spyware



What exactly does Spyware  do?

Bob



Spyware gets on your computer through a variety of ways. The most common is using any software that is free. Have you actually ever read the EULA you click yes too? You give them permission to install that crap on your computer just so you don't have to pay it. Another way of getting spyware is using IE. There vulnerabilies in IE that let unscrupulous websites load the shit on your computer without your permission.

As to what is spyware. It puts tracking cookies on your computer that sends back personal information to a wensite. They track internet usage(sites you have been to), it also can collect personal information such as credit card information, addresses, basically anything you send out over the internet. As some of the posters have mentioned, there are very good FREE anti spyware programs out there. NEVER use just one to clean your machine. Adware, Spybot and I also MS antispyware(beta).

Also, try to quit using IE and get another broswer like Mozilla's firefox, opera,hell netscape is even halfway decent.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 5:08:49 PM EDT
install ewido.net   update it and then do a full system scann

install xblockscroll down and click download
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 6:10:40 PM EDT
I've been getting the Winfixer popup too. Only when I come to Arfcom. I've ran Adaware twice and it keeps coming back.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 6:14:58 PM EDT
it has nothing to do with ar15.com  other wise thousands of other would be having the same problem
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 6:15:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
I keep getting Winfixer and another bogus security pop-up, and it seems like it's coming from here. Anybody else experiencing this?



No, not from ARF.com.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:10:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
it has nothing to do with ar15.com  other wise thousands of other would be having the same problem



That's why I asked.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:11:35 AM EDT
got ya
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:12:59 AM EDT
I'm getting winfixer too.

M4
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:21:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
nope.

you have spyware




Spy-ware?

What's that?

<---- Mac user!
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:22:51 AM EDT
Spyware is REAL bad......I know someone who got Herpes Simplex 2 from it.......

I use Mozilla for my browser - zero spyware problems
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:23:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
This whole damn website is a virus!

It keeps me in my chair for hours on end...I've lost 7 keyboards and a laptop due to it.






I've always wanted to use that one!
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:24:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bobbyjack:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
nope.

you have spyware



What exactly does Spyware  do?

Bob



Doesn't get you laid, that's for damn sure!
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