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Dear Community December 19, 2008
This afternoon I clicked on a link to a local movie theater to check movie times.
Immediately I get a box telling me I may be infected and that I should scan with antivirus 360. I hit the X to close ( I know I probably should have closed it with task manager).
A site started to come up as soon as the X was pressed. I immediately closed the window before it could load. I updated and scanned with SAS . Nothing was found except the usual txt tracking cookies. I then scanned with McAfee. Nothing was found with this either. I have no symptoms of infection at present although I have not restarted the computer since this happened.
I am running a Dell Optiplex with Windows XP service pack 2. Browser being used was Firefox with the most current update ( This morning)
Can I assume that I have missed the Antivirus 360 party??? I hope so.
Thanks in advance for reviewing this and any input
P.S. We are getting a Nawtheasta snow storm as I type this. The fun never stops!
Thanks Mr-BEE19 for your response.
No strange activity has happened yet. I will keep my fingers crossed and say a prayer!
I keep auto updates enabled and hope I am getting the most critical updates. I know I should update to SP 3 but I read of so many people with problems it has made me gun shy. I use this for my small business and cannot afford being with out it. I am seriously considering going to an IMAC before the end of the year. To be honest it is getting very tiring wondering if every time I do a search on the internet if I am falling into a spiderweb of problems. The AntiVirus 360 box came up with something as innocent as checking local movie times! I do wish that MacAfee would update Site Adviser to work with the latest versions of Firefox.
Thanks again ( Very Much) for your input!