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Ashbless
post Aug 18 2006, 04:01 AM
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Anyway would you mind doing me a favour, please? And that's to say "So long and thanks for all the posts" to matazone from me (I don't want to go back there because each time I do Norton tells me that a program called Winfixer has infested my computer. So I spend the next few hours looking for the bloody thing only to find that it's not there. Which is bloody annoying)


I haven't noticed this myself but apparently he has. Has anyone else?


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post Aug 18 2006, 07:09 AM
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I've not had anything try to attack either of the machines I use to access the forums, and I ran a malware and virus scan only a couple of days ago so if anything had slipped through my browser then it would have been picked up then.

My conclusion: that's Norton trying to make the user feel like they've been saved from some mystery attack again.

EDIT: To be on the safe side, I've checked the board code, and there's nothing sneaking in there either. I really don't think that there's anything on here.


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post Aug 18 2006, 08:06 AM
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I used to get some Winfix (ha! Be I Mac user) thingymajig telling me I needed to download it from a site when I looked at the Myspace site a month or so back, but it's stopped now,. 'Tis rather anyoying though, as it would open up unwanted browser windows.


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post Aug 18 2006, 03:35 PM
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The advertisers on this site should not be using pop-ups, and if they are I want to know about it. Has anyone else had that happening on here?


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post Aug 18 2006, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 18 2006, 04:35 PM) *
The advertisers on this site should not be using pop-ups, and if they are I want to know about it. Has anyone else had that happening on here?


Not on this site darling, when I used MySpace.


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post Aug 19 2006, 05:20 PM
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Oops, I meant 'other than BIC', not your funky self. I wasn't very clear in my post who I was talking about, sorry!


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post Aug 20 2006, 06:25 AM
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But, but, BIC never complained about pop-ups.

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post Aug 20 2006, 09:26 AM
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I suspect that it's a pop-up that tries to automatically install itself, prompting the Norton response.

Given the lack of anyone else having this problem, I can only assume that it must be something on BIC's computer. Get BIC to run a full spyware and virus scan.


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