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Windows 7: fraudulent or legitimate?


21 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
fraudulent or legitimate?

I have only had my new HP notepad a few weeks an already I have a annoying pop up which I don't know if it's a fraud or legitimate due to me installing new programs.

It apears after about a minute of starting up and can only be closed via the task
manager.

I have tried to locate it but have not really found my feet with windows 7.

Anybody got any ideas on how to remove this pop up or find out if it's fraud or not?

I have inclosed two images:

Image 1= Actual pop up
Image 2= Pop up and how it appears in the task manager.



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21 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You haven't said which programs you've installed so I'd err on the side of caution and run a full anti-virus scan.

Malwarebytes is highly recommended: Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
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21 Aug 2011   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ballochboy View Post
I have only had my new HP notepad a few weeks an already I have a annoying pop up which I don't know if it's a fraud or legitimate due to me installing new programs.

It apears after about a minute of starting up and can only be closed via the task
manager.

I have tried to locate it but have not really found my feet with windows 7.

Anybody got any ideas on how to remove this pop up or find out if it's fraud or not?

I have inclosed two images:

Image 1= Actual pop up
Image 2= Pop up and how it appears in the task manager.
If it didnt do this when you first received the HP (and I doubt it did) it a fraud. Do as Seavixen suggested and run malwarebytes.
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21 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

After running a full MBAM, as seavixen suggested, I would also run
SF Diagnostic Tool - Using for Troubleshooting
as another precautionary check.

You say your HP notepad is new so I would contact HP and see if this is something that is part of their bloarware package or something that is needed.
Check back and let us know how things are going or if you need more help.
THW
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21 Aug 2011   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

As the owner of one new HP this year plus many others over the last few years I would suggest even their bloatware doesn't include that sort of stuff & nonsence.

I would treat that pop up with the greatest of suspicion.


Run Malwarebytes as suggested then as a second opinion run SuperAntiSpyware Free.

** Update both immediately then run full system scans.**

SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
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21 Aug 2011   #6

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Definite fraud, no reputed computer company would ask you to send a sms to "activate" or whatever it claims to do.
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21 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I agree. Why would they want you to send them an SMS to get an activation code when they can get it over the Internet? Simple. By doing it that way, they hope to gain your mobile phone number, which they can then use for other unscrupulous activities (or, at least, have these activities charged to your account).
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22 Aug 2011   #8

Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

What apps have you added prior getting that pop-up? I remember a warning in an HP desktop when I tried to remove an app (think it was Vongo ) that came with the pc package some years ago. Just disregarded it as it was bloatware. But this is new. I'd definitely follow the advice given here.

Or, you may wanna start clean via the recovery partition.

Some HP links you may wanna check out. here here2

Recover Windows 7 using HP Recovery Utility

If you encounter an F11 issue:

F11 HP recovery doesn't boot into recovery partition

Goodluck
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