yapstan 20:00 23 Nov 2005

Yesterday my grandaughter was on my computer when was informed by Norton security that this Trojan was on my computer they ran live update and after about 30mins told me they had fixed the problem and the computer was save to use.Can someone tell me what this is and how it would have got in Thanks in advance

  PaulB2005 20:03 23 Nov 2005

click here

It generates pop up ads.

Can come from websites, ads that have been clicked on or downloaded programs.

  yapstan 20:28 23 Nov 2005

She has been on a website Piczo .com making her own website and looking at other kids ones so that seems to account for it

  PaulB2005 20:35 23 Nov 2005

Sadly a lot of these things arrive through things targeted at kids.

  yapstan 20:49 23 Nov 2005

Thanks very much Paul it seems not to have caused any damage "this time"

  vinnyT 11:44 24 Nov 2005

The good thing is that your security caught and flagged it.

I would suggest (if you haven't already), doing a scan of your pc with a2, adaware se and spybot search&destroy, all are free and overlap ie. some will detect nasties that the others don't and vice versa.

If you use xp, then a download of MS anti-spyware is well worth it (also free).

All these will work happilly together, but don't try and run more than one anti-virus package as they will conflict.

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