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Buy a Macintosh no virus maker even cares to make a virus for this OS. Haven't got a virus on this little Macintosh and I've had her since 07'!
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ok thanks, in my instance, I did indeed have a rogue trojan in my system. After days of exausted effort I found it.

I havent gotten it since. So does that mean the spyware is not here? No, but I lean towards that conclusion. Why? Many, many more people would have stepped forward over the last month and a half, imo. Not only here, but in the network.

So what should we do about this?

This is what I did last Thursday night to find my trojan.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide - MajorGeeks Support Forums

I did everything it said to do. After going into what windows you are using(I am still using xp}once I got to run malwarebytes scan, I found it. I think in my instance the rogue programs was in my registry, but could have been java based because I had my java uninstalled as requested. Also, I run both SAS and malwarebytes daily and neither one of them found it until java was uninstalled. I later installed the new version of Java.

I think the Rogue program hides itself as a real running program.

So try this...it takes time, but you may find it.

In the mean time, I want to know when you get the ad and how often. My instance it was only at MMA forum and I was getting it once a day.


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I just received the pop up, I was not logged in. wwl.millages.net and the file name that it is trying to download is pdf.pdf In fire fox it pops up and says you have chosen to down load this file, what do you want fire fox to do. I just hit the X. I have only seen this on this website.
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Use NOD32 for virus scanner for windows. Or run Linux with Ubuntu then you won't have to worry about virus as much.
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BINGO! I hate seeing Mac people say "Mac's are so secure, never get a virus, blah blah blah" when you said exactly why.

Back on to the topic, I've never had an issue with this site I do remember closing an IE window at home and my anti-virus blocked some attack, but unsure if it was from here or not. I'll pay more attention and write down the details if it happens.
The problem is really that most novice users can actually get virus/spyware/trojan just from browsing in windows and clicking yes to random stuff, you wont have that problem with Mac or Linux. To have root access, you always need to put a password. So if you are browsing and it asks for password, then the user know something is wrong... So the problem is mostly the user, not the OS.

I haven't use windows vista and windows 7 much though, mainly XP.

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Well, I don't really consider myself a novice when it comes to windows and using the internet. I am no expert either though. The other day when this thing pop up I hit cancel instead of the download button, well, guess what when you hit cancel that down loads on your pc. Fortunately AVG took care of the problem.

My system also has password that i have use when ever I boot up. base on the post above it sounds like there should be other password protection, I would be interested in knowing what needs to be done to make that happen, I am using windows xp.
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To those of you who are concerned, a few suggestions: Run Windows Update and install all high priority updates. This make take several rounds before the website says there are no updates. If you think you may be infected with something, download HijackThis, do a scan and save the log file. Attach the log file to your post and I'll look it over.


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Well, I don't really consider myself a novice when it comes to windows and using the internet. I am no expert either though. The other day when this thing pop up I hit cancel instead of the download button, well, guess what when you hit cancel that down loads on your pc. Fortunately AVG took care of the problem.

My system also has password that i have use when ever I boot up. base on the post above it sounds like there should be other password protection, I would be interested in knowing what needs to be done to make that happen, I am using windows xp.
Ideally, you should have two user accounts. You should be logged in normally as a 'Restricted User' and log in as Administrator when you need to install something.


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Well, I don't really consider myself a novice when it comes to windows and using the internet. I am no expert either though. The other day when this thing pop up I hit cancel instead of the download button, well, guess what when you hit cancel that down loads on your pc. Fortunately AVG took care of the problem.

My system also has password that i have use when ever I boot up. base on the post above it sounds like there should be other password protection, I would be interested in knowing what needs to be done to make that happen, I am using windows xp.
Yes there is additional password protection for Linux. By default in Linux, whenever any software tries to execute/access security sensitive process, it ask for admin password. I believe Mac is the same way. I am not exactly expert myself either, but I know enough to avoid most website-related viruses (like the one you mention about clicking cancel and it ends up downloading). Basically, Mac and Linux is very good against browser related (like plugins and web apps) viruses/spywares. I just cannot imagine anyone getting a virus from just browsing in Linux/MAC. But viruses from downloading and installing software is a whole different issue that no OS can completely avoid. Just make sure you always download and install apps from reputable sites.

You might want to try http://www.sandboxie.com/

What the program does is it create a virtual environment (sandbox) for the programs you want to run. The sandbox can be deleted on demand. There are viruses that can get around it, so nothing is 100% protection. But It helps alot with most spywares and viruses. It just add another layer of protection. It is pretty cool...

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I defiantly am carefull about what I click on on the internet. I have been using computers since middle school and internet since high school...it was called the information super highway back then lol....I am 33 now. Until recently I few problems.

BTW I just go the pop up again, the web address was a little different this time www4.millages.net, this time, same file name pdf.pdf

I only get this on this site, something is defiantly going on...unless there is something already on my computer that is triggered by something on this site....
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