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Virus: Setup by Firseria
Self | 8/21/13 | Self

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: 1.0.0.1 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.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: antivirus; malware; virus

1 posted on 08/21/2013 9:37:53 AM PDT by exDemMom
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To: exDemMom
Never download anything that you didn't specificly ask for !

2 posted on 08/21/2013 9:40:51 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: exDemMom

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.


3 posted on 08/21/2013 9:42:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

on your internet browser (tools) disable all add-ons until you figure out which one

download something called CCleaner (free and good PC cleaner)


4 posted on 08/21/2013 9:44:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: exDemMom

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.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 9:45:38 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: cripplecreek

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.


6 posted on 08/21/2013 9:48:50 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: exDemMom

In before first “get a Mac” post. I like to do that when I have the chance.


7 posted on 08/21/2013 9:49:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Truth29

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.


8 posted on 08/21/2013 9:50:03 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Is CNet and Download.com the same thing?


9 posted on 08/21/2013 9:50:41 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: don-o

How about Get Linux!


10 posted on 08/21/2013 9:51:00 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Mr. K

That’s the ticket. “Arcade top hits” was the stranger that I don’t remember loading but the links are now gone.


11 posted on 08/21/2013 9:51:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: exDemMom

I was afraid to click on your post...


12 posted on 08/21/2013 9:52:09 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (US Military's anti-Christianity: Moral slavery is slavery nonetheless)
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To: GeronL
"Is CNet and Download.com the same thing?"

Yes, but I haven't had any of the problems mentioned, don't know why.

13 posted on 08/21/2013 9:55:58 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: exDemMom

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.


14 posted on 08/21/2013 9:57:28 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Boogieman
CNet has begun bundling adware ...

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".

15 posted on 08/21/2013 9:59:54 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: freedumb2003

“I was afraid to click on your post...”

Haha.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 10:00:24 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: GeronL

Yes.


17 posted on 08/21/2013 10:12:57 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: don-o
In before first “get a Mac” post.

Good advertising, Thanks!

18 posted on 08/21/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: don-o
In before first “get a Mac” post. I like to do that when I have the chance.

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?

19 posted on 08/21/2013 10:31:14 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 10:38:44 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


21 posted on 08/21/2013 10:42:06 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: GeronL

That is what I did on 1 of my PCs. This one in fact. Ubuntu seems ok so far, but I have not yet set up my dev environment. If works I will be very happy with Linux.


22 posted on 08/21/2013 10:47:24 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and it is remarkably stable. Sure it can’t do some things Windows can do, the best games are not on Linux for example. The market is smaller (and it likes free software) so there are fewer games.

You can of course buy games like Doom 3 and Quake 4 or is it Quake 3 and Doom 4? Whatever...

For the average person who wants to go online and write on Open(libre)office, Ubuntu is more than adequate.


23 posted on 08/21/2013 10:54:21 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: jpsb

Pretty good free games like Red Eclipse and 0 AD (still in development but free and playable) are pretty good


24 posted on 08/21/2013 10:55:51 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: exDemMom

I quit using Chrome - always get a lot of crap through it.


25 posted on 08/21/2013 5:48:43 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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