Warning: The "XP Antivirus" spyware/malware
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Posted 6/13/08
Warning: The "XP Antivirus" spyware/malware type ad has been hitting a lot of sites recently through some bad ad networks. Do not trust any site/ad that says your computer is infected. Most likely it isn't. Even if it was, ignore their offering and always stick with reputable brands. When in doubt, do a search for the name of the company first. For those who are infected with the XP antivirus tool (you are infected if you keep seeing popups every couple of pages), you should get a technically knowledgeable friend to help disinfect your computer. Some removal instructions are here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic111715.html.]

Here are 2 lists of good tools:
http://www.filehippo.com/software/antispyware/ (I use Ad-Ware mainly, but Spybot is good too.)
http://www.filehippo.com/software/antivirus/ (I recommend AVG and ClamWin.)]
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Posted 6/13/08
ya some secretary at my dad's work fell for that one. i hear its pretty bad
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Posted 6/13/08
since when has anyone fell for this? lol
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Posted 6/16/08
You'll be suprise how many people fell for this scam
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Posted 10/6/08
HAHAHAHA what loser would actually fall for such a stuipid and pathetic trick.
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Posted 10/7/08
i got hit by something like that but only it was for a free sony vegas sound forge and i acted dumb be ound beliefe and did it and it messed up my sony vegas 7 and kept putting up some retarded pron stuff on my some retarded prn crap on my computer it took me forever to get rid of it but thx for that anitvirus stuff it'll help me get rid of anything left behind
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