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Tune up Utilities 2000 keeps popping up

by glenaden / January 1, 2010 6:25 AM PST

A message from Tune up Utilities 2000 at a lower price etc, plus its icon in the system tray pops up each time I go on line. First time I just ignored it hoping it would go away. It didn't, so I closed down Firefox and it went. Next time I did the same and the next time after that I clicked on its X just to see if it would disappear that way. it didn't . However it did disappear when I changed web sites. I'm just wondering if this is legitimate advertising from Tune up Utilities or a virus. If it is advertising, its getting a little annoying, sitting there in the system tray untill it decides to depart!

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Seems rogue/scareware infection there but..
by Donna Buenaventura / January 1, 2010 2:23 PM PST
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re Tune Up Utilities balloon and icon
by glenaden / January 2, 2010 6:32 AM PST

Thanks for that. I'm doing another full AVG scan, then I'll do a PC Safe scan and then I'll check out the last one you mentioned as I think PC Safe already covers malaware and adware or whatever this is. The Tune up utilities balloon just came up with a new offer for 2009 lower price offer, but only stayed for a minute this time. I've also deleted all temporary files, and sent a msg to PC safe to see if they can help. I'm not that good at this sort of stuff, so...

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Do you have PC Safe from...
by Donna Buenaventura / January 3, 2010 1:45 PM PST
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re Tune Up Utilities balloon and icon
by glenaden / January 4, 2010 4:46 PM PST

I ran a full AVG scan, not realizing I hadn't run a full one for a while, as I'm only usually on the computer a short while and scans takes ages. I am hoping that what showed up at the end of the scan, about seven programs/files with something about microscoft imcomplete... in the list, which is about the same amount of times this icon popped up. I should have written it down. So I am hoping AVG got rid of. Fingers crossed.

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