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ERO 2012 is malware!

by dobermomm / November 2, 2012 8:59 AM PDT

Last week I received a notice that avast! had a new version and to download it. When I clicked on the download it took me to a download that I thought was avast! It wasn't. It was ERO2012. Having downloaded it I was then taken to a"trial pay" site which would give me ERT2012 for free as long as I bought a product from them. Since then I have not had a day without having avast sending me multiple notices of malware scripts on my computer. Avast! didn't flag it when I downloaded it. Shame on you CNET for not only allowing a malware product on your website but also for letting me believe I was downloading another regularly used program. Shame on you for even allowing ETO2012 on your web site. You were something I trusted but will not be trusted by me any longer. You have not only let me down but all of those who won't voice their anger and disappointment here.

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ERO 2012
by J4art / November 10, 2012 6:19 AM PST
In reply to: ERO 2012 is malware!

I didn't get this malware site from Avast although I do have Avast and it's always done a good job for me. Nov. 9, I went on Download.com to find the Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware protection program to download. It was supposed to be free. What came up was ERO 2012. I didn't catch on that it wasn't part of malwarebytes. I set it to scan and found many problems. I clicked on 'fix-it. It fixed 100 and said in order to fix the rest I would have to buy the program. When I tried to get rid of this program I ended up having to shut down cold as I could not close ERO 2012.

I had a really hard time to start my computer this morning but fnally got rid of the program that had taken up residence on my tool bar.


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To dobermom and J4art:
by mchainmchain / November 10, 2012 6:29 AM PST
In reply to: ERO 2012

A significant issue or part of the problem is the multiple ads downloading and appearing in your browser of choice.

Many more download links appear on a web page such as c|net downloads without this program than with: http://adblockplus.org/en/

As you both have regrettably found out, clicking the wrong download link can/will lead to issues such as this one. If these links are blocked, you cannot click them.

NOTE: IE is not supported by this add on. Time to think of using another (possibly safer) browser?

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