PDA

View Full Version : winfixer



Mikey
17th January 2006, 10:00 PM
Occasionally when surfing I have the following dialogue box pop up,...trying to attach a screenshot without much success... saying that winfixer 2005 will scan your system for errors now. What is going on? Is it actually doing anything? Is it a problem, or is that only for pc users?

Graham
17th January 2006, 10:10 PM
As far as I can tell winfixer is an adware blight upon the world (but Windows only). Does it only appear when a certain Firefox extension is enabled?

Currawong
18th January 2006, 07:14 AM
Try turning on "block popup windows" in firefox. It's just one of those devious tricks malware uses to try and get into a PC.

mechcon
18th January 2006, 08:36 AM
:lol: that reminds me when a mate of mine told me he had computer problems, and said "yeah i got winfixer on it, fixing my system up for me" :P his cdrom dissapeared in the device manager!!!!! LOL!!!

i said "what do i know? im on a shitty unreliable mac" to rub it in to what he was saying about my powerbook...