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Can google images give you viruses?


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#1 Curiousp

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:39 PM

A few weeks ago I was searching on google images on firefox. I typed in spyware into google images and did not press on the thumbnails, just scrolled down the page and Nod32 alerted me that IP address so and so (did not have time to take a screenshot) was being blocked. WOT categorized a few of the sites under red, but I didn't actually click on them. Nod32's red box popped up about 3 times and when I clicked back to google it stopped. I did a full scan and nothing was found. I then downloaded Malwarebytes and the only thing it found was PUM.disabled Windows Updates, which was strange as it says that Windows Updates are on.

I then downloaded Windows Updates from Microsoft because there were quite a few that were missed as the time for automatic updates was for 3am when everyone is asleep. A couple of weeks before my parents had been browsing on internet explorer and I think one of them pressed on a site that contained malware as I looked at the quarantine and Nod32 had terminated attempts from 3 trojans and blocked attacks were reported 6 times. I had done a full scan when coming home and nothing was found.

Am I infected with something, as people say that you can't get viruses from looking at google images, unless you actually click on the pictures? The computer is fast and no other suspicious activity in taskmanager. Malwarebytes still doesn't find anything. I also disabled autorun and system restore.. and still nothing? What could it be?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:50 AM

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:21 PM

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