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I am much more at home with following the car business than with computers but my computer got some (what I think is called) malware when I innocently downloaded a "free" scanner for viruses and broken links. The "free" scanner found about a 1,000 things wrong on my computer and wanted to sell me their repair software.

I was suspicious because how could my computer work if there were a 1,000+ things wrong with it so I didn't buy the software. BUT it kept reminding me to buy and I kept deleting the small window that came up. This went on for a few weeks but finally went away and I thought I was done with it.

BUT a few months later this company attacked my computer with a large window that pretended to be part of Microsoft but was obviously too crude. This large window with a woman's voice warned me of dire problems AND prevented my home screen from opening.

After switching to a Linux running computer and searching the internet I found DaniWeb and started to get some ideas about how to deal with this malware called "Privacy Center". Using Control-Alt-Delete and the Task Bar on the infected computer I was finally able to end "Privacy Center" and hopefully delete it from my computer. I also deleted several unused programs and empty folders before finding the culprit "Privacy Center".

I couldn't even delete the full folder for "Privacy Center". I had to go into the folder and delete the parts one by one before being able to delete the now empty folder. What a horrible company.

Not understanding how your site worked I am afraid I posted twice while desperate, sorry.

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glad you got it figured out. dont worry about the double posting. it happens to almost everyone at some point, somewhere.

there are worse things one could do. :)

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