I'm using a temporary laptop while mine (my companies) is in the shop for repairs. This temporary Dell Inspiron 5160 is loaded with Avast! AV software V. 4.7 (virus definitions are current). As I've been surfing thru the G2G forums, and other websites, I encounter an Avast pop-up periodically (sometimes w/in minutes) notifying me that Avast has blocked a "DCOM exploit ....". What is this and what does it mean?
My regular company laptop is loaded w/ NAV 2006, SpyWare Guard, SpyWare Blaster, AdAware & SpyBot (the latter 2 of which I run manually twice a week). I update all of these no less than weekly, along with Windows updates. None of the foregoing protection software have mentioned such an "exploit".
Any info./thoughts would be appreciated. Is Avast pulling my leg? Is everyone else missing it?