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Old 03-26-2010
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Originally Posted by LookingForCruiser View Post
Got nailed by spyware yesterday from Sailnet, I was reading some thread and whammo, I get a fake anti-virus program telling me I was infected (presumably if I had continued it would have started demanding cash).

Don't know if it was an infected ad or an infected post that did it, I just handed the computer over to the IT department to clean up.
Does that mean you don't remember which thread ? Pity if that is the case cos it makes it impossible to try and track down the problem.

Reality is that these pop up anti virus messages are usually bogus and in most if not all cases does not mean you have a virus.

Any extra info would be most helpful.
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