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weird pop-up



4:20 am on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi not sure where to ask this, so I pick here. While visiting my own site tonight I got a pop-up. Can't figure out how? I do not have any on my site. it was related to my business. Is this possible or was it just a late pop-up from past sites visited long ago. I had just gone online.
This was the statement on the bottom of the pop up.

"The offers shown to you by SaveNow are not affiliated with the site you are visiting. For more about SaveNow, please click here or email information@whenu.com."


4:26 am on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

You must have downloaded the whenu software, which will display ads it feels are appropriate based on what you're viewing.

To stop the pop-ups, you will need to remove the software.


4:26 am on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You have been infected with savenow parasiteware, you need to remove this from your system to avoid pop ups all over the web.

Do a search for ad-aware and/or parasite/scumware/parasiteware detectors and you can clean your system up.


4:33 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Thanks for the info, How did I aquire this scumware? Or rather how do I avoid getting it again. Thanks


7:21 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member


Do a site search for "adaware" to see many recent threads (and some dating back a year) on this problem. The most plausible answer to your avoidance question is to restrict ActiveX controls in your Internet Explorer security settings. One of the sites you visited was hosting the installer for this thing, so it downloaded itself into your machine.

The search above will give you lots of other ploys to beware of.

I think it's appropriate to call this stuff "scumware" and I hope the word gets out and the companies that allow it pay the price... disgusting behaviour, IMHO.



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