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#578262 --- 05/17/07 10:33 AM Pest Trap?
Sweetcakes Offline
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Does any one know how to get rid of this thing?
It pops up saying i have a serious virus. Its one of those programs that want you to buy their product and its very hard to elimate. ty

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#578580 --- 05/17/07 09:55 PM Re: Pest Trap? [Re: Sweetcakes]
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Do you have a popup blocker?
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#579413 --- 05/20/07 07:40 AM Re: Pest Trap? [Re: VM Smith]
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I had this at one time...before my computer was overhauled...after awhile they went away...was very annoying..I tried everything to get rid of em..pop up blocker you name it...nothing worked...then one day they just ceased...good luck...you probably dont have a virus..its just them tring to trick you into buying their product
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#580558 --- 05/23/07 06:32 AM Re: Pest Trap? [Re: Sweetcakes]
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Originally Posted By: Sweetcakes
Does any one know how to get rid of this thing?
It pops up saying i have a serious virus. Its one of those programs that want you to buy their product and its very hard to elimate. ty


Can't tell much without a name.

Try using a malware detector.

Go to your task manager and see if any processes are running that shouldn't be. If you find one, kill it and rename the extension so it won't start up again.

When you identify it, paste its name into Google. Somebody will be able to tell you how to get rid of it (and everything it spawns) permanently.
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#580660 --- 05/23/07 11:13 AM Re: Pest Trap? [Re: AbuDhabi]
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What is a malware detector? Is that like a program that scans for adware and spyware?

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#580677 --- 05/23/07 11:47 AM Re: Pest Trap? [Re: Red22]
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Malware
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It has been suggested that Grayware be merged into this article or section.

Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent. It is a portmanteau of the words "malicious" and "software". The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.

Many normal computer users are however still unfamiliar with the term, and most never use it. Instead, "(computer) virus" is used in common parlance and often in the general media to describe all kinds of malware. Another term that has been recently coined for malware is badware, perhaps due to the anti-malware initiative Stopbadware or corruption of the term "malware".

Software is considered malware based on the perceived intent of the creator rather than any particular features. It includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contaminant, for instance in the legal codes of California, West Virginia, and several other U.S. states.[1]

Malware should not be confused with defective software, that is, software which has a legitimate purpose but contains harmful bugs.

Check out this site for a malware removal program:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
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#581130 --- 05/24/07 07:23 AM Re: Pest Trap? [Re: LOTE]
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thanks every one

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#581139 --- 05/24/07 08:02 AM Re: Pest Trap? [Re: Sweetcakes]
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Did any of our advise correct your problem?
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#614124 --- 08/05/07 05:04 AM Re: Pest Trap? [Re: LOTE]
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Buy a new system or stop looking up Porn sites.
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