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I Inadvertently Downloaded Spy-malware Onto A Computer

Share your story about unintentional addition of spy-mal-betrayware onto a computer harddrive. 6 People

    Not Anymore!

    Recently I got Norton Firewall, Confidential and Anti-Virus by Symantec. I had been under the illusion that since I use a iMac that I wasn't suseptible to malware. Wrong. Apparently I have been portscanned on a regular basis, though was unaware of it while I had McAfee (my...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 1 Response Apr 29, 2010

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    Hackers Are Malicious Masterminds

    It's really hard to keep up with the latest Spy/Mal/Betrayware ready to take over your harddrive. You really need to be a computer professional to keep up with it all, it's very overwhelming.  I am very careful. I don't download attachments unless I KNOW the sender, I...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 3 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Beware Of Vsfmusic Toolbar

    They have a name for it Betray-ware. Now two days, II have been trying to uninstall svfmusic toolbar on my computer. It is nasty, evil and makes my computer run slow. I went on-line and got all kinds of advice but still is not gone. I contacted the China address which is in...
    thesower thesower 51-55 Oct 28, 2013

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    **** Addict...

    As a **** addict it is your societal responsibility to have good anti-spyware!!
    1NewWorldToronto 1NewWorldToronto 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2010

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    Conduit

    I just got the luck, Don't know how or if this company conduit has wrecked my computer. Last time about two weeks ago I got this terrible virus. I have had some help but it is getting worse. It has taken over and won't let me get into my defaults and I reinstalled explorer three...
    thesower thesower 51-55 Nov 14, 2013

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    Vsfmusic Toolbar

    Me again on this issue of removing the toolbar. It has been a few days now, lots of emails and contacting the company by phone.This virus or whatever you wish to call it has a moving virus. This is so you can't remove it and it is a program made by a company called conduit...
    thesower thesower 51-55 Nov 3, 2013

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    Awww That Crap

    I was fooled by that pop=up thing that says you need a program because you have viruses etc. on your computer. Its a "fix" that is really a pain in the butt. It freezes the internet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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