Is anyone else having issues with a computer virus on COM?

Jennifer - posted on 07/24/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )




Lately, almost every time I get on COM, a virus trys to attack my computer. It's one of those fake antiviruses. My real antivirus catches it every time, thank goodness. I've been told that those type usually like to attach themselves to banner ads, so I was wondering if anyone else is having an issue.


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My internet shuts off and has a pop up that says...Windows security has found critical process activity on your system and will perform fast scan of system files.

I have never clicked on the pop up, but instead run my own scan and there's nothing there... It's mostly COM that's done this to me, but it's happened a couple of other times on a different message board that I'm on.

Jennifer - posted on 08/01/2011




Rosalie, you don't have to open the banner ads for the virus to attack, it is just there on the page already. I haven't had an issue since my last post, so I'm hoping it is taken care of, because most of the time it happened as I opened my home page on COM.

Rosalie - posted on 08/01/2011




This has also happened to me twice (at home and at work!) in the past week, as I try to open links to specific COM topics (not banner ads). Both computers run McAfee, but it is Windows which shows the (fake) alert.

Jennifer - posted on 07/26/2011




I have microsoft security essentials. Next time it happens, I will tell you the name of the fake antivirus that comes up. I have run complete scans with super antivirus, and malware bytes after this started happening, and both have said my computer is clean, of course that is after the security essentials already said it has taken care of the problem.

Herna - posted on 07/26/2011




Hi ladies,

Thanks for this. We're still trying to get to root of the problem. Jennifer: could you please let me know what antivirus software you have? Greatly appreciate it.


Tina - posted on 07/26/2011




I don't know what it is, but have had several of my friends tell me that I have one, and they have been getting strange emails. I tell them to just delete it, and hope and pray that it will stop. I don't know if it is the same as yours or not.

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