Rick Merrill wrote:
John Reinders wrote:
I have attached a link to a .jpg showing an Avg error message that my
Dad is periodically getting. Sometimes every morning after he turns on
his computer and opens Seamonkey, sometimes every other day - not
I have run multiple scans of his system using Avg, also Malware
programs including MVT and the the one from Microsoft, and AdAware and
have found nothing. His system seems to be running fine...
Here is the link...
Any thoughts? He is running an older version of Seamomkey.. 1.1.7 or
1.1.8, can't remember for sure. I will be upgrading him this weekend
to the most current version.
First, make sure all AV and Windows updates are installed.
It is highly possible that the "virusthreat" is actually THE VIRUS
that is attempting to get you to click on it!!! Do not click on
the "close" - I have never seen such a message from AVG, which I
use and like.
I have seen "Web shield alert" messages, and I always close them from
the top right "X" even if I don't think using the close button is
dangerous. That message is from AVG. ;)
Anyway, when searching for the file mentioned in the alert message, I
The page is about "LuckySploit", a "crimeware toolkit" and explains
how it works. "LuckySploit brings code obfuscation to a whole new
level of sophistication, far more advanced than all others we have
seen so far".
From the explanation I can understand why the antimalware softwares
can't find any trace of it on the computer after AVG has given the alert.
Also, be sure to PURGE THE CACHE of SeaMonkey.
In this case it's the best advice, since nothing could be found. What
makes AVG given the alert is when some "harmless" looking script on a
page in the cache is connecting to the server that compromised the
website you have visited and cached!
Just my 2c if what you can read from my link makes any sence. ;)
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