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    WARNING - Virus Popup

    Hey Honchos

    After I opened the site on my PC, as I began to log in, a wild popup appeared that set off all my WARNING-Virus/Malware alarms (along with my pop-up blocker). I got it clicked off quickly but it was trying to take over my keystrokes.

    Cant tell you any more about it - gone too fast - only that it came up when I clicked on the 'Remember me" box, which I click before typing in username/password...so maybe check around there. :shrug:

    Good luck!
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    Sounds like a browser hijack. Try rebooting your computer and using a different browser
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verba Bellum View Post
    Sounds like a browser hijack. Try rebooting your computer and using a different browser
    BAD ADVICE

    Some crap 'installs' itself via reboot. Surprised you didn't know that - giving you benefit of the doubt that you didn't plant it or that your 're-boot' advice wasn't malicious.

    I'm going to strip/clean the system before I do anything.
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    Any time I get a pop-up like that, I get a screen shot to study. I then use another machine to investigate the issue. Only then do I start using the 'infected' computer again and then only to clean it up. Either run a full virus scan, or start manually deleting files/directories the infection needs to operate if there are any.

    Sometimes pop-ups don't really do anything to your machine other than try to scare you into clicking on it. Once they are closed, you're done with it. And never "X" out of a pop-up to close it. Always use the Task Manager.
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    Windows 10 run the full scan then do the boot scan pretty darn effective . The boot scan scan before operating system is active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    BAD ADVICE

    Some crap 'installs' itself via reboot. Surprised you didn't know that - giving you benefit of the doubt that you didn't plant it or that your 're-boot' advice wasn't malicious.

    I'm going to strip/clean the system before I do anything.
    The fact that your browser scanner picked it up on the site means that it's on the server side. It's not local to your computer. A reboot will reset your cache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verba Bellum View Post
    The fact that your browser scanner picked it up on the site means that it's on the server side. It's not local to your computer. A reboot will reset your cache.
    Yes, it's on the site's server - which is why I made the thread; to let PF know.
    Rebooting does a lot more than 'reset cache' - and only then if settings are in place to empty cache while rebooting.
    Interesting that you keep pushing 'reboot'... but then again, if all one has is a hammer, everything looks like nails.

    I appreciate your wanting to help, if that is what you're doing, but no thanks.
    I've read your other posts dude and frankly you have no cred with me.

    So...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    Hey Honchos

    After I opened the site on my PC, as I began to log in, a wild popup appeared that set off all my WARNING-Virus/Malware alarms (along with my pop-up blocker). I got it clicked off quickly but it was trying to take over my keystrokes.

    Cant tell you any more about it - gone too fast - only that it came up when I clicked on the 'Remember me" box, which I click before typing in username/password...so maybe check around there. :shrug:

    Good luck!
    Sounds like scareware. Run your AV/anti spyware program and it should take care of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    And never "X" out of a pop-up to close it. Always use the Task Manager.
    This is good advice.

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    Next time you get it on the site, copy the link of the page you are on here, and let me know any details you can. A screenshot would be good, or if you anti-virus gives you a URL that is being blocked, whatever you got

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