[Question] spyware atached to PCF?

R.Jesse 11-03-2004 11:14 PM
when i posted a reply with "gifts" it came up with

"<A TITLE="Click for more information about gift" STYLE="text-decoration: none; border-bottom: medium solid green;" HREF="http://search.targetwords.com/u.search?x=5977|1||||gifts|AA1VDw">gift
</A>s"


and eirlyer i was at this site and porn pop ups came up o_O

can someone explain?
Piano Black 11-03-2004 11:16 PM
Run adaware. It should find and kill the spyware. Just give it a try. Big Grin Oh crap.. I told you to get Kazaa. I meant to tell you to get Kazaa Lite. Dead
Hienrich Ele 11-03-2004 11:16 PM
quote:
Originally posted by R.Jesse
when i posted a reply with "gifts" it came up with

"<A TITLE="Click for more information about gift" STYLE="text-decoration: none; border-bottom: medium solid green;" HREF="http://search.targetwords.com/u.search?x=5977|1||||gifts|AA1VDw">gift
</A>s"


and eirlyer i was at this site and porn pop ups came up o_O

can someone explain?


Did you check to see if you have spyware? Or viruses, like I noticed I had 7 of this morning!

My computer needs to use protection more often... (Haha... Provactive Tongue )
Krang 11-03-2004 11:51 PM
quote:
Originally posted by R.Jesse
when i posted a reply with "gifts" it came up with

"<A TITLE="Click for more information about gift" STYLE="text-decoration: none; border-bottom: medium solid green;" HREF="http://search.targetwords.com/u.search?x=5977|1||||gifts|AA1VDw">gift
</A>s"


and eirlyer i was at this site and porn pop ups came up o_O

can someone explain?

This site never has and never will have any kind of spyware associated with it. As others have suggested, I recommend scanning your computer for viruses and using Ad-Aware SE and Spybot S&D to remove the spyware.
Mr. Fortnight 11-04-2004 03:43 AM
This forum is clean. Yep, you got a spybug. I reccomend everything that has been reccomended by others here.

Now since that is out of the way, here's some more advice:

1: Remove ALL downloading programs.
2: Remove ICQ.
3: Run AdAware SE AND Spybot S&D (Run Spybot first).
4: The latest version of Spybot has a protection on it that locks up IE for you so it can't be "hijacked". It also safeguards your computer from all sorts of common adbugs.
5: If you MUST DL, use programs that are known non-spyware/adware programs.
6: There is now no excuse. Get Windows XP SP2. Patch or Die. That's the philosophy I go by.
Finally, and this is for everyone, before you start howling about how this forum has spybugs/adbugs, remember what Krang said. PCF Doesn't. Scan your computers! I'm just emphasizing for the sake of the forums.