I was cleaning up my desktop by moving my unused files to organized folders, example being OriginalGameName being dragged into Games; and I happened to have an AVG virus … (read more)
I was cleaning up my desktop by moving my unused files to organized folders, example being OriginalGameName being dragged into Games; and I happened to have an AVG virus scan running in the backround at the same time. I created a folder named installers, and dragged in Firefox_Setup.exe first. AVG immediately launched a warning window, saying it was a trojan and giving me an option to remove it.
Of course, why would the installer of my favourite internet browser include a Trojan Horse? I mean, my Firefox browser works fine and I also just so happen to be posting this on Firefox.
I was instantly suspicious, and opened up SpyBot Search & Destroy and scanned. No results, so the AVG window seemed to be safe. I clicked the option on the AVG window to remove the alleged Trojan Horse, then scanned again with SpyBot to make sure that it wasn't the type of fake AVG warning window's that installs a trojan after an option is chosen.
So yes, I'm sure that I haven't gotten a fake AVG warning. And yes, I downloaded the installer from the site.
I am also rather paranoid about virus's, and I have two different antivirus's that I scan with every time I visit a unfamiliar website or download anything and I am generally wary when browsing the internet.
I know I've given a large amount of information, but I'm trying to save you from having to ask a million questions about the information I left out. I know there's a post similar to this, but I feel that the other post didn't include enough information leading to unsatisfactory answers. Info dump over.