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#1 jarwulf

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:37 AM

I accidentally mistyped and went to youtube.cm where some jagoff decided to put a virus. Anyway Avast threw a fit about a virus even with Firefox and NoScript. Avast says it blocked the virus but usually when something like this happens I notice that the virus usually gets past and infects the computer anyway. I'm running windows firewall and have it completely updated as far as I know (no yellow shield). I also was surfing on a limited account. Should I be worried and take additional steps to make sure its not infected?

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 03:45 AM

Avast only scan virus. so have to make sure about that your computer does not infected by any spyware and adware also.
for checking spyware, you have to install malwarebyes spyware removal tools . it is very good and trusted software to detect any types spyware and adware virus .
it is easily available on net free ( as MALWAREBYTES )

#3 Romeo29

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:34 AM

Avast only scan virus. so have to make sure about that your computer does not infected by any spyware and adware also.



Avast! has inbuilt antispyware and antirootkit.
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:31 AM

I would say you are probably OK, but if it will help you feel better, you can go to Windows Live One Care and run the antivirus there. Since Microsoft is behind the site, it should know what to look for... :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:12 PM

If a virus gets on your computer on a limited account can it gain even more control once you log on as administrator even if you did not specifically catch it or click on an infected file while as administrator?




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