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To: chickadee
I am using Microsoft Security Essentials.

This isn't a virus. It's an application. Security Essentials warned me that Firefox wanted to make an exception on the firewall, and I allowed it. It was my fault. I have never seen a browser application ask to breach the firewall. I should have known better. It will never happen again.

Restore points are fabulous.

11 posted on 06/14/2011 6:42:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sounds like you got spoofed by something pretending to be FireFox. You should get and run an anti-virus program. Microsoft Security Essentials is not nearly enough.

Often, your ISP will provide one for you to download, like McAfee or Symantec. If not, a halfway decent free one can be had here:

http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus


14 posted on 06/14/2011 6:59:31 PM PDT by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Restore points are, indeed, fabulous, but I didn’t think they get rid of malware. Do they?

I’ve been hit twice lately, immediately restarted in Safe Mode, and ran appropriate scans to remove the nasty stuff. So far, so good.


28 posted on 06/14/2011 7:27:43 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thanks. Most virus software warn of this kind of event. I use Firefox, so I will be on guard.


37 posted on 06/14/2011 9:47:29 PM PDT by chickadee
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