My backroung

United States
August 17, 2008 7:01pm CST
says i have spyware on my computer. My moms boyfriend who lives with us says it happened to him one time but its not a big deal. They are just trying to make you buy something until it goes away. Has anyone else had this happen?
2 responses
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
yup, i had experienced it and it was so annoying. I didnt buy anyway, instead i asked somebody who is a computer genius to eliminate it, and it was all gone! thanks!
@drzeuss (130)
• United States
18 Aug 08
If it is what i think it is, then it's a rather nasty little spyware/malware. In the last several months i've encountered six computers with this spyware or a variant. SpybotS&D works well but is not completely guaranteed to rid your computer of the infestation. Wouldn't hurt to have Avast do a boot-scan. Adaware is yet another good program to run. My last encounter with this thing i was forced to use an old tool called SmitfraudFix. As i said, it sounds like something i've been dealing with but i am not 100% certain. With a little more information on what exactly the popups say we can possibly figure it out.