Report #54: Clay is like a box of chocolates (with a pickle on the side) in Main Thread Archives Posted September 9, 2009 You know I've been in this site continuously for the last few days as have a many others and I've seen nothing like this. Is it at all possible that this pop up came from some other site that she had open at the same time? There is no question that this is a nasty virus and depending upon which one it is, will make you reformat your computer to get rid of it (although I hadn't heard of it crashing it) BUT I haven't seen this pop up mentioned except for the mention from strummer6 via you. SO I'm just wondering if it could have been some other site that caused her the issue (unbeknownst to her). Caro mentions it coming up a couple of times for her right in the post I quoted. And, yes, you may have to reformat your hard drive, but it won't be literally destroyed, so if you don't mind losing all of your computer files, no biggie. I saw the "thing" one time, and I know a couple other fans who did, also. I have posted the warning in all the threads where I know people are voting. I also included info in the current blog. However, as goldarngirl said, we haven't seen the spyware/virus for several days; and we've been at this for over a week. According to a tweet tonight, a ticker will be added to the poll tomorrow counting down the final days. Stay safe. This is a good rule to remember when traveling the Net anytime anywhere. Caro I haven't voted in that poll or been to the site - just read posts from others who have - but my DH had the same pop-up appear on a harmonica site he was on. He didn't remember exactly what he clicked on but said it looked like something was downloading and he managed to get out of it someway. He told me about it afterwards. I had neglected to tell him to be on the lookout for something like that - I usually tell him when somebody posts about some virus or strange pop-up appearing here and there but didn't this time. He ran a scan immediately and everything appears to be fine - sure hope so, since this is a new computer!