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About two weeks ago, I downloaded "qBitTorrent" because a friend said he was told in class he could get free copies of Microsoft Word 2010 which his laptop didn't have, and I thought I found something that said I needed a torrent client to download it. I never did figure out how to work the torrent client, the torrent I wanted was apparently "dead," and apparently the comments that this client could bring malware were correct. I started getting unwanted new windows and popups while using Chrome from spurious "help" software - sometimes including audio warnings. At first it was popup-style "warnings" that I had popups enabled - of course I did! - so I closed them. Then I got a full window purporting to be a chat with a technician - whom I told my only problem was their windows, which I was closing. Right after that, a popup appeared that my hard disk would be erased if I closed the window. So I didn't close it - I powered off the computer, unplugged the Ethernet, restarted and ran an Adaware scan, which found & removed 4 things. I managed to run normally for about a week, until this sequence of stuff started again. This time, instead of threatening to erase the hard disk, it said something about access to the PC would be blocked. I did the same thing - powered off, restarted without the Internet, and ran AdAware and killed four things. This time, on the assumption that whatever it was attached to Chrome as an add-on, I uninstalled Chrome and went to IE. I wasn't really able to find out a name of this malware, so I don't know where to look in your logs or posts for instructions. I liked Chrome, but I'm wary that if I re-install it these add-ons may be lurking to reattach to it. I'm also not completely sure it's really dead and I know my "remedy" will seem as primitive to you as if a witch doctor were writing to Johns Hopkins. Does this sound familiar to anyone and can you point me to something? Thank you for any help.
Hi, friends. I have two questions refered to above newsletter: - What is the meaning of "Valid for new customers only"? I suppose all of us are old customers, as we already have purchased MBAM, therefore this offer (O&O +MBAM) attends to whom..? - By the way, I use "Privacy Eraser Pro" and I would like to ask your opinion about this software. I mean, to bring into contrast O&O and Privacy Eraser Pro - if there is a friend who has already did it. I woud be grateful. Thank you.