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Forum topic by doncutlip posted 12-29-2011 03:34 AM 1076 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2011 03:34 AM

Nortion keeps popping up saying it has blocked a malware attack, but only when I’m on LJ. Just wondered if anyone else is getting this.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 03:44 AM

Just checked all my Malware/spyware/antivirus stuff and didn’t find anything. I am running Google Chrome with NotScripts. Were you logged in? I have noticed that when browsing the site and NOT being logged in- you get a lot of pop ups. Maybe that’s what triggered Norton.

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 03:46 AM

Thanks Lew, yes, I’m logged in to the site – I can see my favorties and stuff like that.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 03:47 AM

Yeah, just had that last night. It’s a scam and it will freeze your computer allowing you to do nothing unless you buy their “protection software”. Here’s how to handle it ;

1) unplug the computer. This forces a reboot and windows will ask you haw you want to re-start
2) select safemode with command prompt
3) at the command prompt type estrui.exe This will start “system restore” doing it in safe mode from the command prompt prevents the worm from blocking your efforts. Other-wise it will drive you nuts.
4) follow the prompts (2 steps) Pick a restore point a day or two earlier than you noticed the problem and windows will restore the system registry, in which the worm is hiding, to a point before it showed up. then it will prompt you to re-start the computer,l allow it, and you’re done. If you don’t have one already, i recommend security software such as AVG 2011 (free, you don’t need the commercial version. Google them. Make sure all facets are running especially the root kit. Good luck

Joe Lyddon, if you’re out there, How’d I do?


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#4 posted 12-29-2011 11:14 PM

or, Buy a MacBook and kiss Norton and malware goodbye.

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 11:27 PM

I’ve got to say…Norton is horrible. I bought a multi-user license and had to just forfeit it; it was just too much of a headache. It was a nightmare. Probably not what you want to hear, lol, but you might try switching to Chrome. Whatever you do, never click on an ad banner. The Fake Rean virus likes it in there and is a real pain to remove. You might try running an ad/malware program on your machine. I’ve got Chrome sans scripts running Webroot now. Good luck!

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