Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:39 PM
Well, here is the curse description:
I use XP pro with Firefox search engine; in addition to the usual Microsoft placebos, I have a WiFi router password protected, AVG Internet security and Spybot. I also add to the “exception” list in Firefox tools all the malware URL that my protective software finds. I programmed a daily scan and I check results.
For the past two months, I am being plagued with a daily infestation of something called: "Webwatcher". It is not flagged by AVG but Spybot gets it. I delete it, immunize, re insert it into the exception list, but to no avail.
A search showed that this is a commercial spy software [How can such a tool be allowed openly!!] it does not produce any problem (obviously) but I am very concerned as to Who/What is inserting it in my computer daily and what is it doing there. I do bank online and this is what I fear for.
My questions are:
• Why is it not stopped by listing it in the exception list? All the other nuisances are.
• Since Ffox/AVG appear impotent in stopping it, what can I use that will?
By searching deeper into the origination of this Webwatcher nuisance, I found it to be linked to Google. That is probably the source of the problem; Google is planting it every time I go on line. I expect that Google’s intention is not to steal my financial ID but nevertheless, this is an unwelcome intrusion which could lead to serious harm is misused. I do not want it and I would be very grateful if someone could tell me what tool I can use to prevent further intrusions.
Thank you very much in advance.