Website pop-up?

  Graham ® 19:50 09 Nov 2004

This web page just appeared in my browser click here

It's obviously a scam, but how did it 'pop-up'?

  GrahamP 20:32 09 Nov 2004

I guess you are not asking "How do popups work?"

Are you saying this popped up when you were not browsing?

  Graham ® 20:44 09 Nov 2004

Right. I was browsing on google, but had not clicked on a link that would have directed me to that site. It just appeared as another window (3) on the IE toolbar.

  Dan the Confused 20:50 09 Nov 2004

Try BHODemon click here

  GrahamP 21:00 09 Nov 2004


It would certainly be worth scanning for spyware but if you had been browsing then any page you visited could have initiated that popup, you don't have to have chosen explicitly to visit that site.

  Graham ® 21:04 09 Nov 2004

Downloaded and ran BHODemon, thanks. Only Spybot and Adobe found, as benign.

GrahamP, thanks. I will monitor for any repetition. Spyware regularly scanned for.

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