When I was using Norton Internet Security earlier today I noticed that when I ran a full system scan, in the area that tells you what is currently being scanned I saw a LOT of:
and so on...
___ = the name/words after the dot.
But Norton just scans it, it doesn't pick it up as a risk. So I can't quarantine or remove any of it. I've tried CA eTrust, AVG, Spybot and Adaware...none of them have picked up anything except cookies. I've tried scanning in safe-mode as well.
The Symantec website in the Virus dictionary, when I look at some of these they all say the full-system scan picks them up (unless they're in the "Add/Remove Programs")
I looked up a few of them. I can't find them in the "Add/Remove Programs" if they're meant to be there, I can't find them in the registry files if they were meant to create files, I don't get any of the visible effects of error/virus warnings and pop-ups or anything.So, are these really infecting my computer?
If so...Why hasn't any of the programs detected anything and why can't I find traces on my computer?Or does me using Vista Ultimate have something to do with it?
(threats not vista-compatible? or they don't show in Vista?
)Or do I have one of those programs that hides risks and threats so they're not detectable?
These are the things I keep seeing. There are quite a few I missed because they don't all show up the same every scan. I tried to categorise them:
Any help is much appreciated