I was paging through the internet with Firefox and I inadvertently clicked on something. A message came up displaying the Vista security logo and saying that I had three viruses, one a trojan, and a virus search program(?) started to download. I hurriedly deleted the screen and ran Norton and Windows Defender scans which said that the PC is clean. Subsequently I had a quick look at the Yahoo anti-spy logo but I don't think that I went into that. Can anyone advise me on what I went into, and whether there are any further checks I should do to ensure that I do not have a virus.
you may have caught it just in time,what did you click on to delete the screen? when that happens to me i don't click on the screen at all i just click restart on my lappy and luckily when my lappy restarts it's been gone.if you wanted to make sure then download,update and run malwarebytes and superantispywareclick here
Looks like you may have stopped it on time.it happened to me a couple of times.I had AVG resident shield switched off as it takes up so much of the CPU but since switching it back on I have had no further problems.I also had background guard on A squared switched of for the same reason but now have both running. You really have to be very quick to stop them from downloading so you were lucky whether they may leave anything on your computer I am not sure.maybe check msconfig that nothing has been put on there.Or if you can remember the program that was trying to download maybe .start and search and see if that comes up with anything. You need something with full time protection to stop any more problems. Obviously Norton is not up to it.So maybe you need the latest version or maybe think of shifting to something else.
Thanks everyone. I ran the programs recommended by crosstrainer and only found umpteen cookies and temporary internet files which I cleared out. No viruses were reported. I had the Norton firewall on when the problem occurred. It is the 2008 vrsion but is kept up-to-date.
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