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Author MarFisk     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Mon Apr-12-10 05:23 PM
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This is just a general service reminder because it's happened to a couple people I know recently, one of which got confused by the popup coming on top of FM and FM Chat.

We will never put up a generic quiz or anything that pops up in your browser. If something like that, whether "you have a virus" or "take a quiz" or whatever, pops up in your browser, do not say yes. Do not say no. Close it with the X if you can't come up with a better way to get it gone. These types of things can and will install viruses on your system. A neighbor of mine lost his system to the virus checker scam and has to reinstall from nothing.

The step I followed when the popup occurred on my system was to delete my temporary internet files. This cleared out whatever had stored on my system without me ever activating it...though you better bet I ran my virus check right then too.

So...

* Make sure you have a good virus check software (I use AVG)
* Make sure you have a firewall
* Be suspicious. If something happens that you're not expecting, think twice before accepting it.

Oh, and the standard...if it sounds too good to be true (e.g. fill this out and get a free TV), it probably is a scam.

Good luck and keep safe.

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Do not say YES to unexpected popups [View all] , MarFisk, Mon Apr-12-10 05:23 PM
  RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, zette, Apr 12th 2010, #1
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, MarFisk, Apr 15th 2010, #7
My opinion: Don't even use the x, Optihut, Apr 13th 2010, #2
RE: My opinion: Don't even use the x, Wandering Author, Apr 13th 2010, #3
RE: My opinion: Don't even use the x, MarFisk, Apr 15th 2010, #6
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, Wandering Author, Apr 13th 2010, #4
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, bonniers, Apr 14th 2010, #5
      managing add-ons, jadedragon, Jun 07th 2010, #8
           RE: managing add-ons, MarFisk, Jun 07th 2010, #9
                RE: managing add-ons, jadedragon, Jun 07th 2010, #10
                     RE: managing add-ons, MarFisk, Jun 08th 2010, #11
                          RE: managing add-ons, Adora2009, Jun 25th 2010, #12
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, Weird Jim, Apr 02nd 2011, #13
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, MarFisk, Apr 02nd 2011, #14
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, NinjaFingers, Apr 03rd 2011, #15
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, bonniers, Apr 04th 2011, #16
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, magic seeker, Apr 04th 2011, #17
RE: Do not say YES to unexpected popups, MarFisk, Apr 05th 2011, #18

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