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WWW.PATCHWINDOWS.ORG - Real or Hackers?

I got an error message this morning, without being connected to the internet saying that my computer was vulnerable to something and I should go to www.patchwindows.org to download the Microsoft Patch.

Is this real? Or is this a hacker? If it is a hacker, how can I take care of whatever it is that allowed the popup to be on my computer in the first place?

Thanks.

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"I'll take scams for $1000, Alex"

In reply to: WWW.PATCHWINDOWS.ORG - Real or Hackers?

I'm going to guess (and this is only a guess) that it is a scam. You might want to get you r machine free of spyware or parasites and get a pop up blocker. In addition, please turn off messaging services.

NEVER EVER RESPOND TO A LINK THAT IS OFFERED BY AN UNKNOWN ENTITY!

No legitimate company will send out a link like that

If you aren't sure how to do this, please respond.

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In reply to: "I'll take scams for $1000, Alex"

Hi Larry:
Thanks for your response. I did disable the Messenger service, but if you could walk me through getting rid of spyware and parasites and could suggest a pop-up blocker, I would appreciate it.

thanks.

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Sure!

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Get the Google Toolbar (for Internet Explorer) http://toolbar.google.com/ or get the Firefox browser, both of which have a great FREE built in pop up blocker.


This page (at another web site) http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=270 contains links to the best spyware removal programs. Click on one at a time, and read the tutorials, it will explain everything. At the very least you should run Spybot, AdAware, Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard. (the first two remove, the latter two prevent new installations of spyware).

Try these and report back to this thread with any questions. The other items on that page are a little more 'advanced'.

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Turn off messenger services

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Never, Never, install Windows patches from anywhere other than MicroSoft Windows Update Site!!

Think about this for a bit and you will understand why when the light bulb goes on!

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