Despite having two different antivirus programs on my PC, which suprisingly do work together, this one seems to have slipped through the net.... I had this problem once … (tuilleadh eolais)
Despite having two different antivirus programs on my PC, which suprisingly do work together, this one seems to have slipped through the net.... I had this problem once before whereby I was surfing the net and suddenly Firefox dissappeared, on restarting it I was prompted to install "Better Surf", which I ignored. Now history has repeated itself, firefox crashed and on restart I've been asked to install "Better Surf Plus 1.1"... from C:/program files/ BetterSurfPlus - with the text at the top: "Another program on your computer would like to modify Firefox with the following add-on"
I have ignored this prompt, and yet going to the tools>addons menu, it is listed there but disabled and no option to remove it. One of my antivirus programs detected the master DLL file and has quarantined it... but it did this with Better Surf version 1, yet somehow I've 'been updated' to a newer version.
Whilst I'm not sure if this currently poses a problem since it's in quarantine, my main query is simply:
- Where Has This Come From?
My antivirus programs disable auto-downloads, and scan everything that is downloaded - which leaves me to think that a firefox addon currently active is downloading malware through a back door. Anybody got any ideas? thanks.