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: April 02, 2008, 01:13:37 AM

if you ever happen to get this like I did Microsoft says it's a "hoax or dummy virus" and they give you a free 3-step download to remove it, and they also said that it was created by some Spyware company to bully you into buying their $39.95 removal kit.

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#1 : April 02, 2008, 01:14:53 AM

How did you get it?



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#2 : April 02, 2008, 01:23:05 AM

I did a system restore and a bunch of Spyware companies kept trying to sell me their product but I kept refusing, and according to Microsoft they somehow plant this thing on your computer with a warning box that is permanently displayed on your desktop, in hopes of that you'll panic and pay the $39.95 to remove it. but I always check with Microsft FIRST on most things like that.

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#3 : April 02, 2008, 02:16:24 AM

So how did you get it?




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#4 : April 02, 2008, 12:41:16 PM

apparently I got it just by clicking on several of these Spyware offers trying to either delete them or see what the heck they were.

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#5 : April 02, 2008, 05:00:36 PM



Is this what it looks like?




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#6 : April 02, 2008, 05:06:19 PM

lol, no but you sure as hell don't want to get it because it permanently obstructs your online viewing by about 25% until you remove it.

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#7 : April 02, 2008, 06:20:06 PM

wife is having trouble with her computer. Norton keeps shutting off - even after she manually turns it on. Is that part of this?

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#8 : April 02, 2008, 09:54:03 PM

not sure, but I do know that Norton is a pain in the butt and completely takes over your computer, which is why I got rid of it finally and use SpySubtract only.
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