So, I decided, hey, I'll try out the Peanut Lab survey, to get some free Zen. So, I did it, and, about 5 minutes later, I noticed that whenever I googled something, it would take me to some weird website, and I would have to exit out of that window, and try again about 4 times to finally get where I wanted to go. I checked my virus program (comodo) and did a scan. I have probably 20 separate viruses/malware/trojan programs on my computer. I checked the last time it did a scan, about 2 days ago, and there were none of these viruses. So, I'm really frustrated; Did these "Peanut Labs" give me a handful of viruses? That's the only explanation, because I didn't go on any unfamiliar sites in the past 2 days.
I don't know what to say, I've done a bunch of them and seem to be okay. I haven't done any scans (I will do some while I sleep soon just in case.) But so far everything seems okay to me. I haven't noticed anything screwed up.
I'll be sure to get those. I just decided I'm going to factory reset my computer, I don't have much to lose on my computer. It's just sad because I won't be able to play STO for a few days, since it usually takes so long to download.
Hopefully they didn't get any valuable information off of your computer before you pulled the plug.
I never use Internet Explorer. only Firefox with Adblock, NoScript and Flashblock, then I decide what websites show me, not them.
There's no such thing as free, half of them want you to sign up for something and the rest want to install a "useful" toolbar in your browser, after which your computer isn't yours anymore.
I've also done surveys and had no issues, probably because I have AdBlock installed in my browser.
Plugins like AdBlock or NoScript are must-haves for internet browsing these days.
^^^ This as well as PeerBlock
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