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posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 08:56 PM
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I just got a pop up ad that said "if your cd-rom is open spy-ware can control your computer, you need to download our program now." I look down, and my hard drive was open.
wtf? since when can pop ups do # like that to your computer? if a cheap buisness ad can do this, God only knows what a hacker could do.




posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:00 PM
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That didn't sounded at all like a normal pop-up, that sounded like a RAT (remote access trojan).

You should scan your computer for spywares and trojans.

Edit: BTW, google's toolbar does the best job ever at bocking pop-ups and ads.

[Edited on 5-2-2004 by m0rbid]



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:07 PM
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This is an easy popup to create. They use Javascripts called Cup Holders...they eject your CD-Rom drive. What you need to do is download and install Zonealarm. If you can get the pro version. Its only 20$. I get these all the time and my CD-Rom never opens because my firewall stops them.

[Edited on 5-2-2004 by dreamlandmafia]



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:10 PM
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Now I'm just wondering what kind of sick f*cking website you guys surf? LOl! (just kidding)

I have a hardware firewall and a software ad blocker, so no cup holder for me, thank you.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by theshadowknows
I just got a pop up ad that said "if your cd-rom is open spy-ware can control your computer, you need to download our program now." I look down, and my hard drive was open.
wtf? since when can pop ups do # like that to your computer? if a cheap buisness ad can do this, God only knows what a hacker could do.


What OS are you running?
Read this article, it wil tell you what to do

www.itc.virginia.edu...



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by NetStorm

Originally posted by theshadowknows
I just got a pop up ad that said "if your cd-rom is open spy-ware can control your computer, you need to download our program now." I look down, and my hard drive was open.
wtf? since when can pop ups do # like that to your computer? if a cheap buisness ad can do this, God only knows what a hacker could do.


What OS are you running?
Read this article, it wil tell you what to do

www.itc.virginia.edu...


I have ME so it looks like im # outta luck.


Windows 98 & ME
Windows Messenger Service cannot be disabled



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:20 PM
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Windows ME should be upgraded soon. Either to Win2000 Pro or XP. But just isntall a good firewall and youll be fine.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by m0rbid
That didn't sounded at all like a normal pop-up, that sounded like a RAT (remote access trojan).

You should scan your computer for spywares and trojans.

Edit: BTW, google's toolbar does the best job ever at bocking pop-ups and ads.

[Edited on 5-2-2004 by m0rbid]


Thanks for the advice. Im doing a full system scan right now. I already know I have some kind of virus, I have it quarantined right now. Doesn't matter really, I have a new dell laptop on its way in the mail. Should get here sometime next week. I'll be glad to get rid of this ME piece of #.anyways...

Peace, TSK

[Edited on 2-5-2004 by theshadowknows]




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