Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:46 AM
If I'm doing this wrong I'm sorry. I use xp home on a dell dimension 3100. I use Avast and Windows firewall. I run CCleaner, MalwareBytes periodically.
Two days in a row now I've gone to a popular site (Ahoy maties!) to download certain things and I start getting security warnings from Avira or Avir saying I'm infected. I don't even have Avira. Then a virus scan automatically starts. Next thing I know I'm disconnected.
During these moments of panic and mayhem Avast also sends infection warnings.
The Windows disconnected notice suggests that a firewall is blocking port 80, etc.
I've used that popular site (Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum) in the past with no problems.
The first time it happened (yesterday) I did a system restore and I was able to reconnect. Then this morning (about an hour ago) I used Combofix and that also fixed it. I have the Combofix log but you indicate you don't want to see it.
I guess I just don't understand why all of a sudden I can't use that popular site (Ahoy laddies!) without getting my butt disconnected when I used to use it all the time with no problems. Please don't make me walk the plank !