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Old 08-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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What could be more irritating than always seeing an "Important" Message at the top of this forum telling me my "PC Performance is Poor" when I know it is not poor at all. In fact, it's great. Really not nice.

Then a stick in the other eye, urging that I "Fix Now."

Maybe... Fix that?
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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I'm not getting that message. Try running a scan on your computer.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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It's not always there--- it's a Google ad--- they want you to click on a link to whatever is being peddled.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:19 PM   #5
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What browser are you using? I have firefox and can install add ons that prevent pop ups like that. I used to go nuts with ads everywhere. If you click to cancel to say no its like a double negative and it takes you there anyway. Very annoying.

SORRY Tom you beat me by one minute while I was typing it too
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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I fear you may have an infection. It sounds a lot like a virus/malware/spyware.

Rogue security software is "scareware," provides limited or no security and user should not definitely pay for it. Once installed, the rogue security software may then attempt to entice the user into purchasing a service or additional software by:

1. Alerting the user with the fake or simulated detection of malware or pornography.
2. Altering system registries and security settings, then "alerting" the user.
3. Selectively disabling parts of the system to prevent the user from uninstalling the malware.
4. Some may also prevent anti-malware programs from running, disable automatic system software updates.
5. Block access to websites of anti-malware vendors.
6. Installing actual malware onto the computer, then alerting the user after "detecting" them.

Here are the list of some Rogue and Fake Anti Virus:

XP Security 2012
Antivirus 2011 Edition Limitee
AVSecuritySuite
Cloud AV2012
eAntivirus Pro
Malwaredoctor
Security Defender
Security Shield
Super AV
Windows Antivirus 2012
Windows Security
Windows Stability Guard
Antivirus 2011
Malware Bites

Look through your list of installed programs for one of these, I have seen many other variations. Try the message you are getting inside a Google search and see what hits your get.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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Paul gives sage advise!

It sound like you have some nasties!

If you have Windows, you can reset your configuration to a previous date before the problem surfaced. It might work.

Do a Google Search! Good Luck!

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Old 08-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #8
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I run Firefox with Ad Blocker, Spybot Search and Destroy, Avast anti-virus and the Windows firewall - see very, very few ads and no infections. I DL most of my freeware thru TUCOWS - I stick to the highly rated programs, have never had any problems...
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:55 PM   #9
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I hate it too. Also hate the other one that says I have unread messages, when I don't.
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Angry Annoyware

How about the one that says "Two people are looking for you."?
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Here is a good site with some removal tools. I have used the free Trend tools successfully several times on relatives corrupted computers to get them working again. Use at your own risk but sounds like you are infected.
Trend Micro Free Anti-Malware tools

Since malware changes you have to go back and download the latest software from time to time.
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*ugh* those rogue security viruses can be nasty. As in "I had to low-level format a disk to kill it". NEVER click on a "You have a security issue..." link. Go to Norton or McAfee and download their software. AVG has got great free stuff, too.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #13
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I just ignore them. I figure it's part of the cost of doing business (running this great forum) to allow ads. I do notice that about 90% of the time they are relative to something I've been looking at somewhere else i.e. Amazon or some other web site. I do understand everyone has their pet peeves (like the thread on (not) proofreading). These ads just don't irritate me like some other things do.
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To add to Pauls list. There are also some that encrypt your documents and then upcharge for the key. Evil, just totally evil.

Unless you have been searching for anti-virus or pc tuning software I expect Paul is correct it's on your system.

Can add two other free anti-virus. Avast - free with annual registration, paid version has more features, does not spam after signup. Microsoft has a malware removal tool. Nice thing about that is you can get it as a bootable CD and boot the computer up without allowing malware that protects itself inside your Windows install to have that protection.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline

This page also mentions two other free microsoft security tools.
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