juedoc 15:58 11 Oct 2006

I have a pop up on my screen that locks for 2 minutes every time I log on. It says I owe £19.99 for registering on a porn site.I have checked the date on the bill and I know the house was empty at that time. I have also checked the PC and the PC was not turned on either. I have tried pop up blockers but they dont work. I have also tried to contact MBS to explain this but they are not replying to me. Please help

  def90csw 16:12 11 Oct 2006

Do you use anti-virus and a firewall? Also clean your pc using spybot-search & destroy.

  it_girl 16:23 11 Oct 2006

I would have a look in the Add/Remove Programs of the Control Panel and see if there is a program related to this.Remove if found.

What do you mean you have tried pop up blockers.
Are you doing this in IE Tools ,Pop up Blocker Settings or a separate applications program?

You might have to Run Msconfig inorder to find out what Start-Up programs are set to run to remove it.

  Diemmess 16:33 11 Oct 2006

This would seem to be malware and should not be there if your firewall is up to date and running.

Do not contact the source directly, this only confirms to them that they have a hit.

Try Trend housecall an online AV scanner (Free)
click here
Also, if you haven't done it, download SpyBot install and run it. This too is free, as is AdAware which youcan also download and run.

Yet another useful cleaner is CCleaner (Free too)

If all these do not clear the bother then post back here. Nice to know of success too if you can clear it.

  Bailey08787 17:19 11 Oct 2006

and stay away from porn sites you naughty boy - you'll go blind!!!!

  it_girl 17:45 11 Oct 2006

Bailey08787 maybe you're being a bit premature !

  spuds 17:51 11 Oct 2006

Run and do a clean up of your computer. Do not open the pop-up, this will lead to further problems. If you or anyone else owed this money to a porn site, then your or their credit card, debit card would have paid any outstanding amounts owing.

If you have been trailing porn sites, you are most likely on an FBI register, ask them ;o)

  sean-278262 19:35 11 Oct 2006

Often these things come from other sources. Yes many sites like this infect computers but if the user isnt aware or as cautious as they should be online then it suggests that it could of come from anywhere. Messenger is a prime way to get infected as is just browsing some websites that are clean in their material.

  Stuartli 19:46 11 Oct 2006

Might be a good idea to install McAfee's free SiteAdvisor from:

click here

  Bailey08787 17:56 13 Oct 2006

er, i know - it was a bit of humour

i apologise unreservedly

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