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 1 Sol 9000, Mon, 21st Nov '11 1:04:00 PM from WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA???
One of the A Ds on this website, an Internet Security Product that protects you from getting hacked into, appears to download automaticly and I find it Ironic that it contains viruses itself.

Epic Fail, Google A Ds

What do you mean, "downloads automatically"?

 3 Psyga 315, Mon, 21st Nov '11 1:07:05 PM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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I think I know. He means that it it forces itself to download into your computer.

edited 21st Nov '11 1:08:16 PM by Psyga315

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 4 CDRW, Mon, 21st Nov '11 1:08:20 PM Relationship Status: Mu
Which ad is it?

 5 Enthryn, Mon, 21st Nov '11 1:23:44 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
An "Internet Security Product that protects you from getting hacked into" sounds highly suspicious. Most real antivirus software is crap anyway, and there's tons of malicious software claiming to be security software.

Anyway, whatever it was, if you're using an up-to-date browser, nothing should download automatically like that unless you already had a virus. What operating system and browser are you using?
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 6 Sol 9000, Mon, 19th Dec '11 8:51:27 PM from WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA???
I used Internet Explorer. But now I'm fine, because I installed Firefox.

And to top it off, I installed the Ad-Blocker Plus Add-On to disable your Adverts.


 7 Ramus, Mon, 19th Dec '11 9:12:39 PM from some computer somwhere.
I recommend also using either AVG or Avast as your primary anti-virus, Malwarebytes as the heavy duty removal, investing in a better firewall too.
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 8 Enthryn, Mon, 19th Dec '11 9:53:52 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Firefox, good choice. That's what I use. (Though to be fair, Chrome, Opera, and Safari are also good browsers, and I've even heard Internet Explorer 9 is halfway decent (not that I'd ever use it).)

Now, have you made sure that your computer is virus-free? Some viruses can be tough to get rid of once they're on a system; I wouldn't trust that system before reinstalling everything (including the OS). If that seems like overkill, at least run several different, well-reputed virus scanners, since each individual antivirus software has gaps.

edited 19th Dec '11 9:54:20 PM by Enthryn

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Well, it's not really an internet security product - at least not a good honest one. It's likely just a virus or malware masquerading as one.

Usually it wouldn't download by itself; it would just display an ad or something that if you turn off, there should be no more problems.

edited 19th Dec '11 10:03:03 PM by abstractematics

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 10 Drunk Girlfriend, Mon, 19th Dec '11 11:06:50 PM from Castle Geekhaven
[up] You can get viruses via Flash or Java nowadays. They go to your temp folder and run in the background.
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I'd recommend Ad Block Plus, but TV Tropes needs ad revenue.
So that's where it came from...

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