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So I was living a normal life. Everyday I got up, had breakfast, brushed my teeth, got dressed. But this was no ordinary day. This day I.....

Ok, I don't know why I did that, just thought I'd make it mysterious...

But no. So anyway, something happened. I got a comment on my newest instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Shotgun-Pistol/

But when I clicked to go and reply to the comment, my internet shut down, and a message appeared (picture below) and then the internet re-opened and this came up (second picture.)

Any idea what happened?

Thanks.

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NYPA
NYPA

11 years ago

It's a scam program. They "scan" your whatever and say you have multiple problems with multiple things, then they try to convince you to buy this to fix it. This happened to me the first day I got my laptop.

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Willard2.0
Willard2.0

11 years ago

Do you remember what ads were on your screen at the time?  I know that admin is having a heck of a time tracking this one down.  It has being going on for quite some time now.

I see that you posted a reply to lemonie on this topic, but I suggest that you post a complete report.  Include your OS, SP#, browser & version, and any ads that you remember.

Whatever you do, don't click anything on the message.  Close it off with task manager.  All the buttons on the message are linked to the virus.

Hope this helps

Willard

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chopstx
chopstx

Reply 11 years ago

How do you get to task manager?

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Willard2.0
Willard2.0

Reply 11 years ago

If you are running XP, press ctrl+alt+delete.  If you are running Vista, same thing, but select 'start task manager'.  I haven't used 7, so I don't know if it is the same, but I would imagine that it is.

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chopstx
chopstx

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks alot!

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks Willard2.0!  Perfect advice.

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Willard2.0
Willard2.0

Reply 11 years ago

You're welcome.

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Hiyadudez
Hiyadudez

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks!

But uhh... I clicked on the red X in the corner :S

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stephenniall
stephenniall

11 years ago

i get the same thing .

Thats the only problem with automated ads.

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knexfan9182
knexfan9182

11 years ago

Yeah I actually do have some problems with this website regarding internet safety.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

11 years ago

This happened to me too, but not on this website. Whatever you do, don't install the antivirus software, because it isn't real. If you download it it'll mess your whole computer up.

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bounty1012
bounty1012

11 years ago

Yes, it appears that you might have gotten infected with a rogue antivirus program. I suggest that you install an antivirus program like malwarebytes or something, then restart your computer in safe mode and use malwarebytes to delete it.

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bounty1012
bounty1012

Reply 11 years ago

and your internet explorer is using a proxy to surf the web so you might wanna go tools>internet options>connections>LAN server> and uncheck the box that says use a proxy server.