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Old 11-29-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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Hi there,

When i go to open any files within explorer. I get a pop up saying

"Some dangerous viruses detected on your system. Microsoft windows XP files corrupted.... may lead to destruction of important files... click OK to download ...

Yes/ No

Whether you click yes or no - it routes to a browser page https://systemerroronline.com/id/4912933/4/1/

Or sometimes to windows_defender_2009.com - which is another fake.

Ive run avast pre-boot. Spybot & Super-anti spyware - to no avail.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Many Thanks
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