Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:50 PM
A couple of hours ago my spouse called me over to look at what appeared to be a virus alert apparently generated after clicking on a link sent in an email from a friend.
I saw that the browser was displaying a site that said it had scanned the computer. There was also a pop-up that said it wanted to run Windows Defender. I tried to cancel the pop-up, which generated another pop-up. I then killed Firefox via the Task Manager.
Norton Internet Security 2012 was and is still running and has never generated any kind of warning or alert about anything.
My spouse says that only the link in the email had been clicked, nothing else prior to calling me over.
Can anyone point me to someone or some entity that can look at the website in question and tell me what kind of issues I should be looking for? (i.e. *was* there a driveby download, perhaps that happened when I clicked on the cancel button -- ouch --, or ...?) I'd like to know what, if anything, may have been compromised.
I won't type the URL here, but can (for example) email it upon request.
My spouse's computer is running Windows 7 x64 with Norton Internet Security 2012.
Thanks for reading this far, and thanks in advance for any help!