Download box keeps popping up
by mealluede - 6/21/11 7:24 PM
For the last 4 days all of a sudden, I am getting a box popping up on my computer that wants me to download/save/cancel a file called: 234x60_3f.swf from some place called crtv.mate1.com.
I have never been and don't go to any of those kind of sites if that mate thing has anything to do with dating or hooking up or whatever. I am the only user of this computer so it was not done by anyone else either.
I am using Windows 7 and I am thinking it is coming up when I am using Windows Live Messenger, because when the box pops up, you know how you can just mouse over a program in your task bar I do that on the msngr prog, and 3 windows come up to choose from.. (the main window, the open chat with my mom, and the download box) .
I have checked and rechecked my settings on messenger and it has always been set to private. I don't accept anyone I don't know to chat. In fact I only chat with 3 people ever. My mom, brother and sister. So I cannot figure out why I can't this to stop asking me to download it. I just keep hitting cancel and it goes away for only a little while.
The other day I was gone all day and came back to 13 boxes i had to cancel on my screen.
I use Firexfox as my browser, I have virus protection, script protection, adblocking to name a few for addons.