Hello, here is my quandry. I'd appreciate any help on this subject you can give me.
I keep getting a "Threat Detected" pop-up from my antivirus software every time I search "Rachel Car" through Google. Since it keeps happening, it concerns me that something may be on my machine.
I am using Windows Vista Home Premium on a Toshiba Satellite M305-S4910.
This happens only with Firefox and not with IE.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox twice.
This has occurred with both avast and AVG anti-virus software.
I was searching google for "Rachel Car" last week. One of the first hits was (presumably) her domain. It never loaded so I have no idea if it's her's for certain but I was able to play a music sample from it. When I tried to visit the index of the domain, I got some wonky errors. I wish I could remember if there were any pop-ups or not but I do recall it took forever to load and froze. I don't recall exactly what I did next, but I think I shut the browser and then reopened it and resumed surfing. I try going back and when I google her again, I get a warning about a trojan horse through avast. I tried searching her again through Google over the course of the next couple of days to see if it continued to happen and it did.
avast didn't really give me any info and I couldn't tell if I was actually infected with something or not. Not seeing a solution, I decided to try another antivirus software. I uninstalled avast and installed AVG. Anytime I google "Rachel Car", this warning pops up on Google similarly as it did with avast.
I haven't been to rachelcar.com at all since that one time when the page froze. Even though the warning has rachelcar.com, this is purely happening through merely searching her name through Google using the search box in the top right corner of Firefox. I searched her the other day through IE and didn't get this error.
I installed Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Spybot Search and Destroy. AM didn't appear to find anything related but Spybot had some results and I cleaned them. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox once before running Anti-Malware and Spybot and once after installing and before re-installing to see if this would change anything. However, every time I search her through Google using "Rachel Car", I get the "Threat Detected" pop-up.
I looked up the threat name but I can't tell if my machine is actually compromised or not.