I signed up for the "How to Geek" forum and I was sent an email with 2 links, one to sign-in and an additional link (profile) to change my Password. I signed in with the given Password and then I went to the link to change my Password and during the opeing of the new link I was hit with 10 viruses (Trojan plus a couple others). My Microsoft Essentials caught it and I ran a scan and I am hoping I was able to clean them all out (it gave me an All Safe result). I would have done a Copy and Paste, but did not want to forward just in case. Is it possible that this may be a bad link or something to do with my PC? This leads me to another question which I am not sure if this may have something to do with this issue. I just recently switched over to IE8 for 7 and now most time when I try and open a link to a site (How to geek) included IE8 opens up with the link which takes up a third of my screen and I am not sure if it is taking away from the full inpact of site I am trying to view. Would appreciate your thoughts on this matter. Thank you!
Something seems to be going on with this site LH. I came here the first thing this morning as I always do then IE closed and a window poped up saying Windows Security has found security issues with this site and suggested I "Scan Now". I used Task Manager to close the window. I ran a scan with Mbam and found nothing plus CCleaner to get rid of temp files. I came back and as of writing this message, haven't had any more probs. May be on my end but I thought you guys would like to know, especially after reading the above post.
@treetop07, try downloading Malwarebytes' and running a full scan. If that doesn't work, try the BitDefender rescue CD. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36677/how-to-use-the-bitdefender-rescue-cd-to-clean-your-infected-pc/
Someone might have hijacked this site. I hope that the Geek comes on here soon. I didn't see anything this morning, though. I'm using Firefox with Adblock Plus with the malware domains list enabled. Maybe that's why.
It's good here also. I haven't had anymore problems. Like I said, it is probably on my end. Many virus infected hard drives have been connected to this computer saving data for customers. No telling what's lurking inside.
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