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Is This A Genuine Windows Message or Malware?


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#1 Soni

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:27

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#2 Eric

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:31

Malware/scam. Nothing in Windows that does backups requires you to "register your computer."

#3 arachnoid

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:45

Yea its genuine malware

#4 TheDisneyMagic

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:52

Definitely malware, I would CTRL ALT DEL go to processes and see if you can find it and kill it before running a scan.

#5 grabageek

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:53

It's like Russian Roulette "Do I, Don't I"

#6 articuno1au

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:53

Malware Bytes: http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Have fun >.<

#7 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 16:02

Yupp as others have said it's malware, try and find the process in task manager and end it then blast it with MalwareBytes :)

#8 OP Soni

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 17:53

Cheers guys, found it in Task Manager, disabled it, and also found the program in Explorer, but left the file there and just downloading Malwarebytes and will run that first and see if it finds it before i delete it.

#9 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 17:59

Malwarebytes should take care of it. Piece of cake. As said above, Windows will not ask you to register for a simple backup. Sounds like you got it all under control, though! (Y)

#10 Growled

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 00:43

I hate getting that stuff. It's super annoying. Hope you get your PC cleaned out.

#11 +warwagon

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:19

Also judging by the "Windows update" icon next to your clock it looks like you may have some updates to do ;)

Updates to Windows and to 3rd party applications such as Flash, java and Adobe reader, in my opinion are even more important than an Antivirus!

#12 Kami-

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:31

Also judging by the "Windows update" icon next to your clock it looks like you may have some updates to do ;)

Updates to Windows and to 3rd party applications such as Flash, java and Adobe reader, in my opinion are even more important than an Antivirus!

Except with Java these days it tends to be fix one security hole & open 3 more while they're at it ;)

#13 primexx

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 22:58

Except with Java these days it tends to be fix one security hole & open 3 more while they're at it ;)


people still use java?