Spyware Alert Pop-Up Ads
Posted on 2007-03-29
Somehow I got an anti-spyware ad stuck in my system tray. Every 15 seconds or so a balloon pops up that tells me I have possible spyware on my system and I should download the latest anti-spyware programs. Needless to say, I don't trust this, I don't want it, I didn't download it, but I can't get rid of the message.
I just ran Spybot Search and Destroy, Lavasoft's AdAware, and Webroot Spy Search. My NAV is up to date and functioning properly, and I have my pop-up blocker enabled. Even as I am typing this, the balloon saying "System Alert!" has popped up, stalling anything I'm working on. I just "X" it, but it keeps coming back.
The anti-spyware that's being pushed is: "Spy Locked," "Malware Wiped," and "Pest Capture," but if I go to those web sites I'm notified that they can't be opened. I'm sure they are all bogus, but I'd like to get rid of the ad popping up.
I'm using Windows XP. Thank you!