I just bought an Acer netbook on Friday with McAfee Security Suite preloaded. I also installed Malwarebytes. I installed Opera and Firefox, as I detest ie.
I browsed using ie only until Opera and Firefox were installed.
Anyway, when I performed a Malwarebytes scan the same day as purchase, it found 2 trojans. I deleted and restarted puter and reran MB again, which came up clean. Mcafee then ran its normally scheduled scan and found another different trojan. I removed that properly as well.
Can someone explain how iit s this possible for a brand new computer to so quickly become infectd...and repeatedly!
I have also another laptop and a pc on my network. I have been vigilant with them after removing the conficker virus on both. However, mcafee has been intercepting viruses on both in the past 2 days.
Also, if I use firefox or opera, am I protected by mcafee? or only on ie?
Thanks in advance for the help! I am so aggravated
Edited by sharoncrunch, 22 March 2009 - 07:27 PM.