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    SPAM!! ATTACK!!

    My laptop seems to have been hit my some kind of spam virus. Every 5 seconds or so its prompting me for my credit card details and you have porn etc. What should i do now?

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    Have you got Anti Virus software package running on your laptop ?

    if not download one right away , i recommend AVG Free edition
    and do a full scan , that will clear everything and anything thats on your laptop

    that shouldnt be

    get Avast Antivirus ....

    Original Poster

    852 00 0406 71;2551778

    Have you got Anti Virus software package running on your laptop ?if not … Have you got Anti Virus software package running on your laptop ?if not download one right away , i recommend AVG Free edition and do a full scan , that will clear everything and anything thats on your laptopthat shouldnt be



    Thank you, Its really annoying me now! downloading now.

    Original Poster

    doesnt work

    download spybot search and destroy and adaware as well. they are both free

    a complete reformat, the only way to be really sure it's sorted. on the clean harddrive install avast antivirus and peerguardian if you're a torrent user.

    a little drastic, inconvient and time-consuming maybe but at least it'll clear everthing bad. make sure you update windows with every update from [url]www.microsoft.com[/url] before accessing any other website to make sure you're protected for the future.

    Switch off popups in your browser.

    Hi,
    We had the same problem. We had a company who said we had downloaded porn and kept sending a bill. The bill kept popping up every 5 minutes. When i searched for the company in Google it came up with lots of people who had the same issue..................this was a scam!!!
    We downloaded loads of different spam and anit virus software but the only thing that worked was restoring back to a date before the popups started. We have never received them since.
    Hope this helps.

    This sort of infection doesn't mean it's a virus , it could be spyware , malware ,or the new type .......ransom ware [ something gets downloaded and you have to pay to get it removed ].Whatever it is , it will be running in the background on your laptop. Get hold of What's Running . This program will tell you what is running and help you to close any suspicious items down . Install Spybot & Ad-Aware & AVG 8 and completely scan your laptop , then do it again in SAFE mode .There will be a .exe file running that is causing the problems and some .dll files too. Look in Program Files and check the folders.....................there will be a new one . Try to identify the new files/folders .Some are VERY difficult to remove and even find and the only source of action is to format and re-install . This can be drastic if you have'nt backed up your work, documents etc . as it will completely wipe your HDD .I'm a PC technician and have had lots of PC's & laptops with similar problems .Some I can easily fix and some require a re-install .The worst form of spy/malware I saw was NewGenLook . It was so new ,no one new what it was or how to fix it but it created folders in Program files with icons for holidays ,gambleing , porn etc and brought hard core images onto the screen every 5/6 seconds .It was imposible to remove at the time and the only solution was to format .

    The best thing you can do is:

    Enter your credit card details and then tell us if the quality of the porn was worth it. :lol:

    ricko;2552196

    This sort of infection doesn't mean it's a virus , it could be spyware , … This sort of infection doesn't mean it's a virus , it could be spyware , malware ,or the new type .......ransom ware [ something gets downloaded and you have to pay to get it removed ].Whatever it is , it will be running in the background on your laptop. Get hold of What's Running . This program will tell you what is running and help you to close any suspicious items down ..............



    One of the best things about this site are helpful posts like this.:thumbsup:

    Syzable;2552207

    The best thing you can do is:Enter your credit card details and then tell … The best thing you can do is:Enter your credit card details and then tell us if the quality of the porn was worth it. :lol:



    or even better use Sy's credit card details - I'm sure he'll pm you with them!!

    gari189;2552228

    or even better use Sy's credit card details - I'm sure he'll pm you with … or even better use Sy's credit card details - I'm sure he'll pm you with them!!



    Yep. :-D But only if he posts all the content for us to share. :lol:

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the help guys! but its still there spybot only eliminated a small part of it and its really annoying
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