Topic Most annoying adware/melware
I got this thing called "mystart incredibar" on my browser after downloading some freeware program for driver updates. Its really annoying and it follows you wherever you go on the web.
Now I use Avast SafeZone to browse with. I just leave the other alone as it poses no threat, just very annoying.
The most annoying one I deal with, is usually the ones I clean off computers at work. These buggers belong to the family using the FBI Ransomware setup. A nice full screen image telling you to use a $200-300 giftcard from Wal-Mart or other such places to unlock your computer. I get these weekly from our staff and apparently not everyone is willing to be patient for removal.
The babylon toolbar can also be quite annoying.
One Ive come across once or twice makes cretin words in web pages into links that when clicked on take you to annoying ads and tracks everywhere you go. If you want to get rid of the one you have download spybot search and destroy and before u scan update it and immunize then scan. U do this regular y u should have no problem getting rid of the spyware u got or will have in the future. It also protects the computer from receiving spy ware
These buggers belong to the family using the FBI Ransomware setup.
I just got one of these I think.
I may have got it from Curse gaming (not sure).
Got a quick popup window telling me some .exe was trying to run, which I closed. I'm pretty sure closing this window actually gave the trojan permission to install itself.
I then got some messages which I thought were from my anti-virus software telling me restart my computer. Again I'm pretty sure these messages were actually from the trojan giving it permission to change the registry or whatever else it does.
So the computer restarted - and then whenever I tried to do anything a big nasty screen-blocking message appeared supposedly from my local police asking for payment for a "fine" before they would unlock my computer (yeah right). I think the Trojan uses Flash to implement this.
Whenever I tried to restart in Safe Mode, with or without networking, the computer would automatically restart itself in normal mode within 30 seconds.
I eventually managed to work out how to do a system restore from safe mode selection screen. I think the trojan kept trying to block this too, but enough of it went through that I was able to restart and use Windows normally.
This trojan is...extremely impressive. It is a work of misguided genius. I know its still sitting there, I just have to work out how to scrub it thoroughly form my harddrive.
I should probably switch to a browser with a pop-up blocker. I had tried Firefox earlier, but I found it extremely unstable and prone to crashing. Maybe I'll give it another try.