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WIN32.TROJANDOWNLOADER.AGENT.AY[RESOLVED]


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helen_elizabeth

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I have just used the very wonderful Adaware to get rid of WIN32.TROJANDOWNLOADER.AGENT.AY from my computer.

Can someone please tell me where this thing came from, so I can protect against it happening again? I am reasonably savvy about virus protection and use up-to-date Norton. I use Firefox normally for my Internet, but my daughter uses MSN in IE - is this likely to be the problem?

Many thanks in advance - Helen Elizabeth
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Crustyoldbloke

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Hello Helen Elizabeth

You are probably correct in your assumption that malware enters the PC via MSIE. FF is a lot safer, but some applications are embedded to MSIE, for example MSN Messenger.

You say that you keep NAV upto date, but what about a real-time spyware programme?

May I suggest that you download, install and run Microsoft Antispyware Beta?

Microsoft Antispyware
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helen_elizabeth

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Many thanks for your reply, Mr Crustyoldbloke. I shall try it!

Helen Elizabeth
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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