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Old 10-22-2006, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, So i had formatted my hard drive yesterday (October 21) and im starting to have problems. I have left for work and left it on. I never logged into my user name because i was running late. When i got back, i got a bunch of pop - ups from porn/system failures and such. I got this x on my quick launch bar i cannot get rid of that just keeps beeping that says there is a critical system error. I have tried to get rid of it and just cant. I for sure know that it is not from microsoft. Every time i click on it i get sent to "virusbuster" website. and the wierd part is that i did not log into my user name. I dont know what it is.. does anyone know where or how to get this off by not formatting the hard drive or do i have to format again?

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Old 10-22-2006, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are many possibilities:

1. Somebody hacked in your system. Did you have a firewall enabled?
2. Somebody downloaded a bunch of porn when you were away.
3. You didn't have an antivirus running.

Check the Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox/Opera (whatever you use), and check the last time it was ran.

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Old 10-22-2006, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, there was no one in my house while i was gone. and there is no history recorded. which is wierd. and i got a bunch of antivirus software on my desktop that i did not download. most of them i cannot uninstall.
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