No matter where I go, whether it be the forums, the feed, or my stats page (among others) I'll get a popup window like this:
I've scanned my hard drive and my virus software found nothing. Anyone else getting this?
In my opinion, virus security software is crap. People think they're protected, but they're not. I hope you didn't click on any of the buttons...
First, see if you haven't been blocked from Microsoft Updates by virus/malware. If not, go there and get all the latest updates. Then reboot.
Next, go to cnet. Install all the most popular different virus/malware security software there. As I said, all security software is crap, but hopefully one of them will be able to deal with your particular issue.
And third, I've gotten the distinct impression that Google Chrome is the best browser for blocking more of the evilness than the other browsers do.
The thing is, it ONLY happens on hubpages. If it was a virus or other malware, it would happen with all websites. It's just HP.
This is an exploit using malware as a diversion.
It is a pain to find all or even where the exploit took place and clean the files.
If you can, turn on your browsers Private Browsing tool, and block the cookie.
Do you have Hp as a trusted site on your computer and set to accept cookies? It may be your settings.
I did what James suggested, and so far I haven't gotten a popup again. I'm also rescanning my entire hard drive for any malware stuff to see if it can find the cookie causing the problem. Cross your fingers!
The best virus software is Windows Security Essentials. What do you think Paradigm?
I did do that actually, I was very proud of myself for remembering that since I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached. So far so good. Thank you for you help, I greatly appreciate it!
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