Re: Bogus Virus Warning - How Did I get to the Webpage?
And if a Norton or McAfee free trial came preinstalled on the Win7 computer
when you bought it, MSE may not have installed properly and therefore may
not be working properly.
Leonard Grey wrote:
> Even if you could find out who served the pop-up, it probably won't be
> there in a few hours.
> If you regularly see that phony warning on the same web page (or
> domain), /stop visiting that web page or domain/ and inform the
> webmaster that their page has been hacked. You can also inform Microsoft
> (or Mozilla as the case may be) to consider that page or domain for
> their phishing filters.
> Do /not/ attempt to learn anything about that bogus pop-up; there's
> nothing you can do about it and your attempts may end up installing
> malware on your computer.
> When you see one of those things, the safest way to dismiss it is via
> Task Manager > End Task.
> Leonard Grey
> Errare humanum est
> Roger wrote:
>> This morning I think I had one copy of IE8 running and was on my
>> my.yahoo.com home page when I got a popup "Message from webpage" that
>> "Warning! Your computer contains various signs of viruses and malware
>> programs presence. Your system requires immediate anti viruses check!
>> System Security will perform a quick and free scanning of your PC for
>> viruses and malicious programs." "OK" "Cancel"
>> I hit cancel, but was redirected to 126.96.36.199 anyway and a very
>> convincing virus checker appeared to be running.
>> I am running Windows 7 and MS System Security Essentials says no
>> problems found.
>> My question is - is there anyway to be certain where the popup message
>> or the link to 188.8.131.52 originated? Does the IE history contain
>> something like a referrer link that I can access?
>> Once the popup message appeared, I was unable to do a view source or run
>> any of the IE debuggers on the parent page. Is there any way to
>> investigate the source of the popup when it is on my screen?