Monday, April 22, 2013

Removing the CNet Download virus

Recently while working on a website, I noticed that some words were being underlined.  I did not make them links so I scrolled over the words and this popped up:

I immediately realized that I had a virus in my computer.  What on earth does "Sermons" have to do with eating bananas?  What total nonsense?  I tried scanning my computer with MSE and MBAM to no avail.  So I went to add/remove programs and there it was "GetSavin".  It easily removed itself that way. 

I did some research and this virus comes from going to download.com (download.cnet.com) and they install it on your computer. There was the day when I trusted download.com, I have long since learned to steer clear of them.  They install things on your computer without your permission and then activate it whenever they want.
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