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blondi1 Avatar
7y, 2d agoPosted 7 years, 2 days ago
Hiya

I just got an email from a message board I'm registered on saying i go a private message. I went on the website and clicked on the private message, there was a link in it which i thought i recognised but when i clicked on it. When i clicked on it, my avast! anti virus software popped and said 'trojan' up so i clicked on 'abort connection' which it suggested i do. I am now running a scan of my computer... is there anything else i should do?

I'm really worried about my data/personal info as i check my bank account online and do quite a bit of shopping :( Is it still safe to do all this now?
I know i shouldn't have clicked the link as I'm normally much more aware of things like that.. just feel so stupid now!

thanks
xx
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7y, 2d agoPosted 7 years, 2 days ago
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#1
Spybot Search and Destroy
#2
redvee92
Spybot Search and Destroy


thanks :) is that a free downloadable virus software?

x
#3
chances are it was notifying you that the site contained a trojan, and stopped the connection to the site.
finish the scan, and I wouldnt expect anything to come up on the scan, if it doesnt I wouldnt get too wrried, as like i said its more likely it was just notifying you the site has a trojan rather than you actually have the trojan :)
#4
Yeh

http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

:thumbsup: Works everytime for me
[Moderator]#5
Dont panic, your doing the right thing running a scan, just to be sure and doing a clean up.

AVG antivirus is also pretty good, and its free :thumbsup:

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/homepage
#6
thanks for all the comments :) i'll download those different programs and give them a go

xx
#7
blondi1
thanks for all the comments :) i'll download those different programs and give them a go

xx


You might also want to try Malwarebytes. It is really good at getting rid of some stubborn viruses etc. However the suggestions above also look good.
#8
blondi1
thanks for all the comments :) i'll download those different programs and give them a go

xx


don't dl avg, only ever run 1 anti virus program at a time as they stay in memory and can conflict.
the free version of malwarebytes is good and doesn't stay in memory
banned#9
bigflump;7558082
Dont panic, your doing the right thing running a scan, just to be sure and doing a clean up.

AVG antivirus is also pretty good, and its free :thumbsup:

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/homepage

not any more it isnt. Avoid AVG!
#10
bigflump
Dont panic, your doing the right thing running a scan, just to be sure and doing a clean up.

AVG antivirus is also pretty good, and its free :thumbsup:

http://free.avg.com/gb-en/homepage


Don't install AVG if you already have Avast on the computer. Running 2 sets of AV is not a smart move.

MalwareBytes is much more appropriate in this situation, although I don't believe the computer is infected - Avast warned you that the site contained a virus then blocked the connection.

But if you want to be safe, run MalwareBytes.
#11
csiman
not any more it isnt. Avoid AVG!


Why?

Interested in why it is no good................please tell? :)

renagade27
banned#12
renagade27;7566299
Why?

Interested in why it is no good................please tell? :)

renagade27

Just search MISC with +avg +virus and you'll see just how many people are asking for help cos they have viruses on their pcs that AVG ingnored. I used AVG for a few years and then managed to get a free version of kaspersky.

It found 4 trojans on my PC that AVG had happily ignored for years. Luckily, I hadnt ever run the EXEs that contained the trojans.
#13
I've had the free AVG for a couple of yrs now, started off ok but having problems now so I'm trying to get rid of it and try something else.
#14
csiman
Just search MISC with +avg +virus and you'll see just how many people are asking for help cos they have viruses on their pcs that AVG ingnored. I used AVG for a few years and then managed to get a free version of kaspersky.

It found 4 trojans on my PC that AVG had happily ignored for years. Luckily, I hadnt ever run the EXEs that contained the trojans.


Ok......Thanks. I work as a tech and AVG actually get pretty good feedback and rate very high for a free utility in catching the latest crap..................but thanks for the info :)

renagade27

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