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Apr 24, 2013 08:26:16   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
For the past few days, I've been getting pop-up boxes saying, "Important Message: Your PC Performance is Poor." I get them on UHH and everywhere else. Is anyone else getting these? Yes, I know is a worthless ad.


 
Apr 24, 2013 08:29:44   #
William Bennett
 
Do NOT OPEN
Apr 24, 2013 08:34:37   #
bkyser (a regular here)
 
My uneducated guess is that you already have some script running, or a cookie accessing something. I'd clear out history and all cookies, then run all your virus, anti spyware programs to try to clean it up.

My wife was getting those for a while, she never even clicked anything, and eventually nothing worked. Had to take it in and get it cleaned. Cost almost as much as a new laptop.
Apr 24, 2013 08:41:49   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
bkyser wrote:
My uneducated guess is that you already have some script running, or a cookie accessing something. I'd clear out history and all cookies, then run all your virus, anti spyware programs to try to clean it up.

My wife was getting those for a while, she never even clicked anything, and eventually nothing worked. Had to take it in and get it cleaned. Cost almost as much as a new laptop.

Thanks. I hate clearing out cookies because it makes signing in to sites a nuisance, but I guess I'll have to do it.
Apr 24, 2013 08:43:54   #
rpavich
 
jerryc41 wrote:
For the past few days, I've been getting pop-up boxes saying, "Important Message: Your PC Performance is Poor." I get them on UHH and everywhere else. Is anyone else getting these? Yes, I know is a worthless ad.


Just a question....do you use a "pop up blocker" or an "add blocker" in your browser? If so...did it get disabled?
Apr 24, 2013 08:48:50   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
rpavich wrote:
Just a question....do you use a "pop up blocker" or an "add blocker" in your browser? If so...did it get disabled?

Yes, and it's turned on. I don't actually got pop-ups in the traditional sense, just these advertising windows like we get on UHH. But, on UHH I'll have three or more of those "PC" windows.
 
Apr 24, 2013 08:51:56   #
rpavich
 
Ok...just checked this...it's malware.

Supposedly this gets rid of it. "Malware bytes"

http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20
Apr 24, 2013 08:53:21   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
rpavich wrote:
Ok...just checked this...it's malware.

Supposedly this gets rid of it. "Malware bytes"

http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20

MWB got rid of 15 items, but didn't solve my problem.
Apr 24, 2013 09:04:39   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
rpavich wrote:
Ok...just checked this...it's malware.

Supposedly this gets rid of it. "Malware bytes"

http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20

I tried Major Geeks and downloaded a program they recommended. I installed it and ran it. It found lots of "problems," but then it wanted $45 to do the repair. I hate programs like that. If it had said up front that the price was $45, I would have just moved on.
Apr 24, 2013 09:27:33   #
JR1 (banned)
 
http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/malware_lp/?gclid=CNbkkJG047YCFZIPtAodQzAAxw
Apr 24, 2013 09:59:37   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
JR1 wrote:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/malware_lp/?gclid=CNbkkJG047YCFZIPtAodQzAAxw

Malwarebytes found 15 items and deleted them. Superantispyware found 254 more. I deleted cookies and restarted - no change in computer behavior.
 
Apr 24, 2013 12:13:10   #
JR1 (banned)
 
What AV software are you using

Also go to, and run the free online scanners

AVG.com
Pandasecurity.com

AND

http://www.trendmicro.co.uk/campaigns/housecall/index_a.html?mkwid=ssXcivLNz&pcrid=26428782066&kword=%2Bmalware%20%2Bscan%20%2Bonline&match=b&plid=&gclid=CITU_JHZ47YCFc3HtAodBG4AdA
Apr 24, 2013 12:21:29   #
JR1 (banned)
 
run MSCONFIG

Scroll down the list and delete all that you don't need in startup and services.

IF you don't know what you need or what to look for use print screen save image as a jpeg and email me NOT pm.

Details on my site

JR
Apr 25, 2013 05:44:17   #
Boone
 
jerryc41 wrote:
For the past few days, I've been getting pop-up boxes saying, "Important Message: Your PC Performance is Poor." I get them on UHH and everywhere else. Is anyone else getting these? Yes, I know is a worthless ad.


Jerry, Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx and download this. It is FREE and is from Microsoft. I have used it several times, and it works great. It is called: "Microsoft Safety Scanner". Do the full scan!! Thanks, Boone
Apr 25, 2013 06:06:38   #
ph0t0bug
 
If you are getting it only online I would definitely NOT click it. I did that once and wound up having to pay $300 to get the viruses out and salvage my files. If not online when you see it it may be your computer telling you you are using software that takes extra power. Mine says "high cpu usage" when I use Lightroom, etc.
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