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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I am SO blaming E-card for This!

So life was a bit busy today and I didn't get to do my dropping until after dinner. I'm dropping and I'm dropping and I'm using the toolbar on Favorites and while I was waiting for the ten pages to load, I got up and walked away from the computer. When I got back? BAM! Weird program on my computer!

It gave itself a spot on my desktop with a nice little icon, it gave itself another little icon down on the right hand corner of my screen - right next to the time and to make extra-sure that I knew it was there? It had a pop up window that came up ever two and a half minutes! WTH???

It was called Spy Eraser. I did not download it. I did not click on it. I DID have to do a System Restore to get RID of it! I was able to delete it from my desktop but shockingly, it did not appear on my program list so I could not fully REMOVE it - hence the system restore. MAN! I hate that!!

So whichever of you sneaky E-card sites dished this up, I'm here to let you know that I am NOT amused! This is like the virus that had to keep being removed when I was dropping like a month ago. E-card, if you are listening: Your service is really becoming more of a nuisance than it is worth. Do you THINK someone can get a grip on this?

I hate when this happens...

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10 comments:

Leigh said...

That's actually a spyware program, that most likely will download a host of trojans to your computer. I've had it happen to me quite a few times while doing entrecard dropping. (Hmm, maybe entrecard should screen the sites a bit better?) Get Malwarebytes Anti Malware program, it's a free download and works wonders!

Grampy said...

Stace sorry about the problem. What you might want to do is not click on any of the advertising EC's. The one's that fix your computer or make you rich and etc. That is spyware and is sometimes attached to peoples computers without them knowing. There are programs that can get rid of them. I hate doing system restores. Way too much work. There are a lot of free one's out there. Just do a search for free spyware software. Hope this helped.

tahtimbo said...

Sorry about the problem. I've had a few of those happen to me, too. A few months ago, I added a Firefox add-on called NoScript. It blocks a lot of the javascript from loading and I have had fewer problems with viruses, etc. They also have an add-on called Ad Blocker which will take care of most of those annoying popup ads.

jenn said...

the same thing happened to me last night...what exactly did you do to get rid of it?

jenn said...

You're the bomb...I'm all fixed now...thanks!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

eek! I hope you can get rid of it!

Kathy said...

I agree with Leigh. It sounds like malware. Malwarebytes.org is the place I go to get rid of stuff like that. Easy to download and run and it always gets rid of it. Keep that in mind in case it happens again. You might be able to save yourself from having to do a restore.

A.Marie said...

Hi there! I tried to leave you a comment on your newest post, but it says that comments for that post are disabled. So, I came to this post!

The pictures are awesome and your boys are so handsome! :)

Unknown said...

Oh, that sucks! That's worse than the site that shuts down your entire system and you can't find it before every window closes.

Frugal Vicki said...

That would have made me beyond mad. I think I am going to take Leigh's advice and get that program. I am not so sure that entrecard is worth it if that happens to you! Bummer!