Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves ...

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    No. I am not channeling Cher.

    Bitches, Bastards, Devils, and Demons - the whole lot of them. I hope to hell Pat Robertson has not declared that God has put a curse on me or that some ObamaRamaDingDong Mafioso has not taken out some sort of contract on me

    I have some frigging gypsy, tramp, thief, bitch, bastard, devil or demon or all of the above pestering the living shit out of me and my computer. As soon as I turn on my computer I do a full scale scan of my entire computer before I do anything. My system tells me I'm as clean as a whistle. :eusa_whistle: Bloody 'ell, I am! The damned thing is popping up over top of my security scans telling me my computer is about to keel over and fall down Mt. Everest and on into the bottom of the ocean if I don't update my database security NOW!

    It identifies itself as "PC Security" and comes complete with a little icon with a blue shield and white stripe. I'm continually getting these little pop-ups giving me the option to install now or remind it later. I keep telling the thing to remind me later ... and a couple minutes later it does that. It wouldn't be quite so irritating if it would wait a few days ... or weeks ... until it reminds me. I also have this thing identified as Trojan.DeskTopBlocker.cd popping up.

    Albeit irritating as hell, it's been quite interesting - I really won't describe it as "amusing." When I go on various websites I sometimes get this big red screen-sized warning that the site has been identified as extremely dangerous and has been reported to Microsoft. So far I've been notified that the Better Business Bureau is possessed and has been reported to Microsoft ... I've been warned that Microsoft is going to run a red hot poker up my ass and brand me with a PMNT (that's Polish Mutant Ninja Turtle for the uninformed) and that it has reported this threat to ... Microsoft. God love Microsoft for reporting itself to itself.

    This afternoon I got a message notification on my Skype icon. Soooo ... I clicked on and I had a message from "Viagrow." Well, damn. Being female, I was quite sure I had no use for Viagra ... but then I thought maybe it could be some kind of DoubleSpeak or ValSpeak for "there's a virus growing." (The "ancients" among us may remember the wave of undecipherable ValSpeak from the Valley Girls that once swept the nation.) Aw, com'mon! Some of you guys have got to remember being gagged with a spoon or being totally tubular.

    But I digress. Back to message from Viagrow. It said it was this new Euro something or other with a brand new product with a limited first time offering. All I would have to do is contact them at http:\\oemsoftwareshop.net. No "www." just "oemsoftwareshop.net"

    Well, I'm going to be sure to do that! NOT!! I hit the "block" option and closed my Skype window. And I hate you, you Euro-prick bastard. :evil::evil:
     
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    You have the PC Security 2009 virus.

    Here is a reference link removal guide.
    One other thing, are you using Internet Explorer? If so download Firefox and make it your default browser, there are security add ons that make it 100 times more secure than IE.

    Remove Security 2009 (Removal Instructions) | 411 on Spyware
     
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    Why the racism, Granny?
     
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    Its a virus that is trying to gain your credit card number, which it gets if you are silly enough to purchase their offered fixes.

    Its a nasty program and can ruin your PC, I had it happen twice on my last PC before it eventually went down for good.
     
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    Many thanks for the info. Yeah, I guess this is the same thing that was dogging me about a month ago as "SWP2009." I'll pass the info on to other friends who tried to help me out the first time around and get them to notify their friends.

    Assuming it might be a key-tracking thing, I believe it probably knows I hate it. I've heard of Foxfire but never quite understood what it was - I thought maybe it was some kind of security program like Norton, McAfee or whatever. I KNOW it wants my card number and I've notified my bank of the problem. I also don't go anywhere near my bank website - I make personal appearances at my bank these days. Makes paying bills online a pain in the ass - but the pain is worth the effort.

    Racism? You bet your sweet bippy, baby!! I'm discriminative as hell when it comes to evil-doing hackers who like to make the whole world miserable whether it's just for the fun of it or whether it's for profit. In my book they have no rights, no entitlements to defense counsel in any way, shape or form, no fair trials or anything else short of having their fingers chopped off and a real good lobotomy. That should fix the problem.
     

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