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Getting an Antivirus 360 software alert while using Firefox...

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Dano2, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. Dano2

    Dano2 Thread Starter

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    I have received this message twice in the last 2 weeks while using Firefox. It was trying to get me to download, obviously I didn't figuring it was a virus. Question, do I have something on my computer already that is making this open as I have pop up blocker turned on?

    This is the message:
    "Attention your computer is stuck by spyware, etc please download Antivirus 360 etc....

    Any help is appreciated...thanks Dano2
     
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  3. Dano2

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    I have Vista, is there a free anti virus that I could use to check for it? All the manual stuff is very time consuming for me right now thanks....
     
  4. karbo

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    Perhaps online scans from ESET or Kaspersky. They might show the problem but I'm not sure though they will remove the thing. But, I think you should stick with the removal guide provided.
     
  5. Dano2

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    However the manual instructions seem to be for XP and its hard to follow for Vista...
     
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    The manual steps they have seem to be for XP and are hard to follow for Vista users. Does anyone know where I can
    find either a sypware to check for Vista or Vista instructions? thanks again,,,
     
  7. Dano2

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    hey no problem hope you get better, stuff is going around for sure. Actually thats what I did was install Superanti...it seemed to have found a couple things. Thanks again...so far so good...dano
     
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    That pop-up could be more associated with a particular website than with the PC being infected.
     
  9. Dano2

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    yea that was my thought as well, I only got it like twice and it really wasn't a pop up, it was like firefox just went to the website...
     
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    If you install the Firefox noscript add-on, then you have to give it permission for a website to load anything. After that, anything that gets loaded is the users fault.
     
  11. Dano2

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    where do I download Firefox noscript add-on? thanks..
     
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    uninstal norton and get avast home and comodo firewall. these paid bloat ware like mcaffe and norton are bloatware recource hogs and have bad protection
     
  13. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Could be tough uninstalling Norton, since there does not appear to any evidence that it is installed.
    "Bad protection"? I guess that is why many Corporations install this product?
     
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    dell, hp and all the other PC manufacturers in stall trials and offers and stuff for them because they get paid a lot to do it.
     
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    Nonsense!
     
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