Caution - William & Kate and rogue AntiVirus

  Sea Urchin 19:10 22 Nov 10
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A lot of hacking activity connected to the announcement of "the engagement" - this video explains

click here

  rawprawn 19:35 22 Nov 10

Well spotted, I'm sure that there are many people out there who would fall for that.
Unfortunately there are many people in this world with no scruples whatsoever.

  cocteau48 19:50 22 Nov 10

I've had this very same pop-up while searching for dog medication on a veterinary website.

So beware it is not just the current/popular sites which can be the source.

  Sea Urchin 20:24 22 Nov 10
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Many people still tend to believe that you only get infected when visiting "dodgy" sites - but those days are long gone. Any reputable website can be hacked into and loaded with malicious pop ups.

It even affects the genuine antivirus websites - see here

click here

  c4rm0 20:35 22 Nov 10

Good old security tool its amazing how people fall for these fake Spyware/malware alerts !! i had to clear this off a PC yesterday it was a right pain it stopped you from accessing local Drives , and also running any .exe and you couldnt even run task manger or any system tools

had to boot into safe mode and clean it off

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