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Mesg #85545 "RE: My opinion: Don't even use the x"
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Date Tue Apr-13-10 04:11 PM
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That's actually a very good idea, or if you know enough to do so safely, you can go to the tab which shows running processes, and kill any process you aren't sure of. If you don't know what you're doing, don't try this.

And, even if you are sure that you killed the thing before it could install anything - run a few scans anyway. A few, because no single security product catches everything, and run it anyway because if you got something illicit on your screen, you simply don't know what might have happened. I know a guy who can write machine code - from memory - and he will still scan a system which has had rogue pop-ups appear (unless it was a virtual machine, and he just starts over, or other obvious exceptions). If he can't be sure, I know I can't be...

Yes, it's a pain. An annoyance. A time waster. But if one of those nasty little buggers gets into your system, you'll have a lot more annoyances, a lot more wasted time, a lot more headaches.

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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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