March 8th, 2006, 11:35 AM
I don't want to be a scare monger or anything, but this message in my experience is a browser hijacker, and will only get worse for you. Please bear in mind I may well be wrong, and others might be able to give a clearer view.
I just got this brand new computer and everyonce and a while i get a pop up saying "my computer is infected click to get this program to clean your computer".
Can you please post the message that pops up, which product are they trying to get you to buy?
Let us know and we can check it out. I would be very suspicious judging by the message you have described here.
Jonny (yes, your bum looks big in that) Frond
Sarcasm is a way of life
March 8th, 2006, 02:01 PM
That's a very common popup. In and of itself, it's only a popup. Clicking on the field of the popup will often initiate a spyware install and sometiimes result in a browser hijack. The notorious Wintools often gets distributed in this way.
As Tiger Shark points out, Google makes a good popup blocker for IE. Firefox has a built-in blocker.
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