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The 7 - Random - Virus/pop-up question
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The Goon
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#1 Posted on 10.8.04 1424.42
Reposted on: 10.8.11 1426.18
Okay, so this is my work computer, and it's a little worrisome...I'd say about once a day, I would get a full screen pop up advertising a retail store, or anti-virus software, or something. It's not related to any specific website, and sometimes just happens for no reason. Today, a pornographic one popped up, freaking me out completely.

I think it's something resident in my memory, that I can't get rid of via clearing files or cache. I haven't done anything like to go to an adult website with this computer, so I don't know where that would have come from.

I am wondering if anyone has any advice before I inevitably have to call the internal help desk and have my web surfing scrutinized(which would involve nothing illicit, though I have spent many an afternoon doing nothing but surfing).
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David Adams
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#2 Posted on 10.8.04 1429.04
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Sounds like you've got the almighty spyware on your machine. Go to Lavasoft ( and download AdAware Personal to help you out.
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