Skip to comments.Virus: Setup by Firseria
Posted on 08/21/2013 9:37:53 AM PDT by exDemMom
I am using Google Chrome, which shows downloaded files at the bottom of the browsing window. A few minutes ago, I saw that a file had downloaded. The information on the file (taken from the delete file window) is this:
Setup File description: Installer Application Company: Firseria File version: 184.108.40.206 Date created: 8/21/2013 12:10 PM Size: 193 KB
Obviously, I know enough not to run the thing.
I did a Google search on "Firseria installer application" and came up with results that I really cannot make any sense of, since they give a lot of technical data. However, at this address http://www.isthisfilesafe.com/sha1/00A4F8B8684C852F9FA06358701070C6294F6379_details.aspx it gave me some more useful information. At that address, it also says that I should download a free anti-malware program and scan my computer.
My question, is it really necessary to download and run the free anti-malware program? Won't putting the malware into the recycle bin and deleting it take care of the problem? I am running Norton Anti-Virus; I expect that this virus will be included whenever I get the next update.
Sorry for the long intro before my question, but I had to make sure to give all the details.
Thanks for any advice.
I need to know how to find what is giving me highlighted words that link to ads. I reloaded winders and Firefox and other things yesterday, something loaded with something else but I can’t figure out what it is.
on your internet browser (tools) disable all add-ons until you figure out which one
download something called CCleaner (free and good PC cleaner)
No, putting the file in the recycle bin and deleting it won’t take care of it. However, don’t download any program just recommended from the site you found. Use an anti Malware program of your own choosing. If you don’t have one, go to CNET downloads and read the reviews to select one.
I think that is called AdChoices
I downloaded a program that lets me copy videos off of websites and it installed AdChoices.
I’ll find it again if I want to download a video badly enough.
In before first “get a Mac” post. I like to do that when I have the chance.
Careful recommending CNet to people. Over the last couple years, CNet has begun bundling adware into its installer program, and using deceptive links to trick people into downloading it.
Is CNet and Download.com the same thing?
How about Get Linux!
That’s the ticket. “Arcade top hits” was the stranger that I don’t remember loading but the links are now gone.
I was afraid to click on your post...
Yes, but I haven't had any of the problems mentioned, don't know why.
The Geeks seem to be less fond of it than they used to be, but I find Spybot Search and Destroy useful for removing this kind of malware. In any case, you want to root out whatever it is before using your computer a whole lot more, before it has a chance to spread.
Ah, that explains a review of a K-Lite release complaining about hard-to-remove adware that was installed regardless of the options checked.
K-Lite's response was that it doesn't bundle, and it have been d/l'd from a "less-than-ethical site".
“I was afraid to click on your post...”
Good advertising, Thanks!
My mentor in grad school was a Mac fan, so we had Macs for use in the lab. I can't say I ever warmed to the things. I find them counter-intuitive and user-unfriendly. Even now, I have some difficulties using my Steve Jobs memorial iPad (we bought it the day after he died)--I've had it 2 years now?
I had the same thing and it’s something to do with Firefox.
If you go to the add-ins, it is listed there (can’t remember the name) and you can remove or disable it.