Posts Tagged ‘malware’

Bad People

November 22, 2009

The kid’s computer has somehow gotten some sort of malware on it that keeps popping up different web sites and taking you to different places when you click on links.

I’ve spent a day trying to get rid of it and still no luck so it looks like I am going to have to wipe the computer and reinstall everything.

I really, and I mean REALLY, hate the people that do this sort of stuff. these are BAD people.


Kid’s computer gets a virus

November 21, 2009

It’s that bloody Malware Antivirus fake virus detection software that keeps popping up warnings that you’ve got a virus but in fact it’s the software that’s the virus. tries to get you to pay for some fake software to remove it (which does nothing).

SpyBot S&D has got rid of most of it but there’s one thing it cannot get rid off so I am burning a copy of Ubuntu to a DVD. Then I’ll boot his PC from that and see if I can delete the offending program from his hard drive.

I waste more time than I like fixing this sort of crap. Bloody computers!

SpywareRemover 2009

March 25, 2009

This kept popping up on my wife’s computer, saying that her computer was infected with trojans and all sorts of other bad stuff.
Turns out that it’s a scam. The aim is to get you to buy a piece of crap software ‘tool’ that is probably a bigger threat than the things it says it will remove.

Fortunately I have McAfee on my wife’s computer but I also installed SpyBot-SD and ran a scan. It found a bunch of stuff so I told it to get rid of it all. I did notice one of the things she had installed was some free smiley’s for email etc. Seems that stuff also installs a load of ‘other stuff’ too.

Hopefully I’ve got rid of the worst offenders now. I cannot recommend Spybot-SD enough. It is a really excellent piece of software and it’s FREE as well.