2009 Antivirus alert?

@GAUCI123 (1042)
Malta
May 4, 2009 2:05pm CST
Well last month I had a pop up which said that my computer is at risk and that many spy ware has been detected and to solve the problem you needed to buy the 2009 anti virus. This pop up could not be closed since it comes at the payment page after several attempts I gave up and decided to buy the ativirus thinking to protect more my computer (I have alrady the AVG anti virus) and bought it. I recieved the license number and installed it, to my surprise the anti virus never opened and actualy I think it never exisited I think I had been frauded the sum was around 20 euros which is not much. Has any one expeirenced something like this??
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8 responses
@rosekiss (30306)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 May 09
I have avast home edition on my computer. I really like it better than AVG. The obly thing is avast will say there are viruses when there aren't however I did a scan today, and I did have one. I put it in the chest and then I deleted it afterweards. There are some sties that bring up the avast box saying it is a virus. I really don't know what to think. It is hard to do anything anymore with all the viruses out there. I used to have Norton Antivirus, but I never really liked it all tht well. It never really found the viruses like it should.
• United States
5 May 09
If anything pops up like that on my computer I DO NOT buy from them. If it wouldn't go away I would search it online, see what it was about. Find the name of the file that it was connected to in my computer and either change the name of that file or delete it if it was one that wasn't needed. Plus Make sure you clean cookies, and temp files often. I also use Ccleaner, which is also free to download and use. The more it sounds good, the more it probably is a scam.. thats how I see it. Do the research before you PURCHASE ANYTHING like that.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
5 May 09
Till now i haven't experienced this problem because iam using kaspersky antivirus which is the best anti virus software in the world(In my opinion). You have to be careful while purchasing online.if you purchase some thing purchase only in correct website.I think some frauds scamed you.So, file a case at AVG website.Tell them the payment method,email id etc....I think they will track the frauds.
• United States
5 May 09
Yeah, Antivirus 2009 IS a virus. You should get a legitimate AV solution to clean that up fast (I don't approve of AVG's abilities). In addition to stealing your money, your computer might be sending personal information out to someone else. Recommended AVs: Avast (avast.com), ESET NOD32 (eset.com; get a trial to at least clean up your PC), and BitDefender (bitdefender.com; use the free option). Good Luck.
• Philippines
5 May 09
..actually i had also experience that kind of situation.. darn in!!.that makes me realize that i was fooled by the supplier of this anti virus..
@emojboy (632)
• Philippines
5 May 09
I think that is a malware or spyware. Your computer is infected and it will slowly destroy your windows operating system. I have experienced that infection with my computer and ended up reinstalling my windows xp professional service pack 2. You should try to remove it first using malwarebytes and if not reinstall your operating system.
@rsa101 (23704)
• Philippines
5 May 09
I guess you were victimized by these sites. They have me victimized last year and I resorted to formatting my whole PC to remove that pesky bug. I think you got it somewhere while browsing or maybe you received an email that is infected by it. By now you should have your PC checked more thoroughly by your AV.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
4 May 09
Those things are almost always a scam or an attempt to infect your computer. Who should never agree to them and close out the pop up in whatever way you have to: the usually close X at the top right, if that doesn't work, then by control - alt - delete, if that doesn't work try turning off your computer at control - alt - delete and if that doesn't work turn off your computer by pressing in the off button and holding for several seconds. Wait a minute or so and turn the computer on and do a restore to before the incident.