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    This past week I've clicked on a couple of threads on this board and had some malicious intrusion that says "Your PC is infected" and then begins to run a virus check.

    I just clicked on the thread about militia groups and it happened again. Thankfully, my own antivirus/Internet protection caught it.

    I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this issue on this board.

    Anyone?......Bueller?
     
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    I got that same thing, no clue where it came from though.

    For anyone who gets it you'll be asked to buy something called Secure Keeper or something like that (I forget the exact name). I was advised to get the free download of MalWareBytes' Anti-malware software and it got rid of this problem and some others.
     
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    I guess we must have someone infecting this board....not good!
     
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    I gots it, too - on Saurday, I think it was. It took me the better part of the day to get rid of the damm thing, too. It was called VirusPro or something and kept giving me a thousand pop-ups every time I tried to do anything at all. And yes, it wanted me to "buy" a program to get rid of it. It looked fairly official, too - kept telling me it was Windows giving me the "infected" message.

    MrP had some problems on his computer with it but to a much lesser extent.

    I did finally get rid of it (I think) or at least made it go dormant. I had to go to safe mode and restore my entire set up - but at least it finally seemed to work.

    I don't know for a fact if this is where I picked it up but I know I was here when it first became active and apparent. I don't recall if I had actually clicked on someone's link or not. I tend to read all the links, though, so I'm sure I had clicked on something or other at some point.

    Ugh.
     
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    I got it a few times as well. I think some of those pop up ads are the source

    Here's a tip. If it happens again do not try and "cancel" or "x" out of it. Hit control-alt-delete on your key board, go to the applications tab, highlight the virus scan, then click the "End Task" button.
     
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    Fog haunts this board...
     
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    Well, hopefully its not something that was authorized to be placed on this board because it's given too many of us headaches and is probably damaging to our pc's.

    Patters, can we have someone check into this? I know the "Militia" thread is the last place the program tried to attach itself to my pc.
     
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    Don't blame Patsfans.

    All y'all have probably been hanging out at one of those midget porn sites again if you ask me.
     
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    Ah...damn, ya got me SD!! I love those sites!;):p
     
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    I got the same thing on Friday maybe. It's not the first time I came across that puppy. It's got a few different names, but it works the same way. It runs a scan telling you that you have X amount of infected files, and that you need to buy their product to scan your system clean. Go to control panel and delete any programs that look suspicious.

    Malwarebytes is excellent, and free, so kudos to whoever recomended it.
     
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    Just ran it and came up with 73 items that needed to be deleted. Ok, so I pay for an upgraded Trend Micro which was recommened by Best Buy and that program misses all those items that a free program finds? WTF?
    Can't delete from control panel as a message of Rundell32exe comes up.
    Any suggestions.
     
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    The items are garbage. They are designed to get you to give them your credit card info by way of purchasing their product. The program in question is run by a .exe file. You'll have to locate it inside your HD (usually the C:). Do you know what the software is calling itself? I can maybe help you find the .exe file if you do. You might have to reboot a few times to gain access to the drive, depending on what the specific infecting software you have, does. When I found the .exe file in my c: drive, I simply right clicked it, and renamed it (you can simply eliminate the part of the file name that ends in .exe). If you do that, you can reboot, and the software won't be able to boot up when you start windows.


    If you are not computer savy, then simply download this freeware version of malwarebytes, and let it run. It should be able to isolate the file, and remove it.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Reviews and free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware downloads at Download.com


    BTW, for anyone who runs a Microsoft Operating System like Vista, XP, or W7, you should check out MSE. MSE stands for Microsoft Security Essentials, and it's free AV for anyone who uses a legitimate copy of a Windows OS. It's recieved pretty good reviews so far, and like I said, it's free.

    http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
     
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    I have a mac.......... I don't care about viruses :)
     
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    Thanks RW.
    Ok, so I went to search, entered in rundll32exe, and it came up with no results?
    The original message was:
    Windows cannot find 'C:/windows/system32/rundll32/exe'.
    Any suggestions.
     
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    I had a rundll once and even though the spyware/virus or whatever it was is gone even my pc guy couldn't get rid of the message. It still pops on whenever I turn my pc on but the virus is long gone.

    I don't remember getting anything bad from this site though I don't read all the threads/posts either. I only click the links if the topic's something I want to comment on. I try and run my antispyware once a week, sometimes more often. There's always tons of little adware thingys there.

    Ian posted this once and I saved it just in case :) : READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide - MajorGeeks Support Forums
     
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    vBulletin forums are LOADED with viruses...

    never click the advertising, and if you ever get one of those "your computer is infected, click to scan" don't do it!!!... Hit ALT+F4 immediately and close your browser... do not even click the "x", as they're trying to trick you into downloading their malicious spyware under the guise of a virus scan...

    find 1) Ad-Aware and 2) Malware Bytes free download programs via the Web, download them, install them, and run them immediately... use the "full scan" and let them run... may take an hour or two... follow the prompts for quarantine and removal of any malicious files. ... This process may also erase your password cookies if you log in automatically, so you'll need to type them in manually next time you visit sites (automatic sign on is never a smart thing for any Web site)...

    this has been a public service announcement.
     
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    From Lithuania or Gitmo?
     
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    Sweet Jebus I don't know how you people can use Windows on a daily bases. :eek:
     
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    How to Fix Rundll32.exe?
     
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