Weird pop-ups/auto-install

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Megera
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/31/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I just got some weird pop-ups and some program trying to auto-install stuff on my computer a few minutes ago.
The only site I was browsing at the time was this one. I have some virus software checking right now but I'm going to be really upset if this site gave me a virus...

mad
Current:
Dx: Crohn’s Ileitis as of 22/02/08
Rx: Salofalk 4g/day (26/02/08)
9mg Budesonide (one capsule 3 times per day for the next 6 weeks)

Discontinued meds:
Asacol 2.4g
Pentasa 4g


dragonfly137927
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 3/31/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
when i run my norton and if i have been to this site it does catch a low risk something whitch it fixes...if I try to play on pogo withoout fixing it thru norton i cannot play. If I run the scan and have not visited HW i dont get that come up on norton...if i get more info on it it always was exactly the same error. Hopefully u didnt get a virus from hw
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


Megera
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 92
   Posted 3/31/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I just finished one scan and it doesn't seem like anything too major happened (there were 235 things that came up but I'd say 95% of them were cookies)...
I get really nervous when I get all sorts of weird pop-ups and things that try to auto-install...
Current:
Dx: Crohn’s Ileitis as of 22/02/08
Rx: Salofalk 4g/day (26/02/08)
9mg Budesonide (one capsule 3 times per day for the next 6 weeks)

Discontinued meds:
Asacol 2.4g
Pentasa 4g


Zanne
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 3/31/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I got some weird thing too. I shut everything down and then brought it all back up. It seems ok now, but I'm going to do a security check too.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Texan with Crohn's
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 4/1/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a technical analyst/technical trainer. Whenever you get a pop-up window X out of it. You may want to check your startup to make sure that nothing installed there. To get to this area click on start > click on run > type msconfig > press enter > click on the last tab to the right > uncheck anything that is not related to legitimate software, like anti-virus, etc. (Note: nothing in startup is cruical but antivirus). On your next resart you will get a pop-up window saying you are in a selective startup, check off the do not show me this again box, and click okay.

I would also check in add/remove programs and uninstall anything that you didn't intentionally install.

Good luck.
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