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If it all seems to have gone, run a full virus scan with whatever you have (AVG ?) Just to be SURE SURE SURE !

Already did that yesterday and everything is still as it was when I removed Yontoo and cleared the cache and cookies.

 

Thanks again for your help.

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Use to get viruses like crazy when I used Firefox. I switched to Google Chrome and installed McAfee Internet Security and haven't had any since.

Usually takes a full reformat/reinstall of Windows once every couple months to get rid of the viruses I somehow had managed to get. Glad that I got the programs that I have now.. haven't had to do that in awhile and McAfee tells me every time it blocks the ad viruses. All the blocks are from ads displayed with the AdChoices banners which is what the cave and forums have. :S

Did you have a anti-virus with FF? Cuz I use Ad Block Plus and Norton 360 and get no issues period. I use to get virus' from ads when my Ad Block Plus wasn't working right. (didn't have subscriptions (EasyList and Fanboys List) so adobe and java script ones would still show now they don't)

 

Chrome is getting a version of Ad Block Plus but it is still in the beta version so I would wait until it came out.

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*holds fingers out in a cross shape and hisses*

 

Argh! Norton! Get it away from me!

 

Sorry, horrible anti-virus. I don't know a single techie type around that would recommend it, seriously. Go with Kaspersky or ESET.

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If it all seems to have gone, run a full virus scan with whatever you have (AVG ?) Just to be SURE SURE SURE !

I don't want to promote too much worry, but I do have to say that running a full scan shouldn't necessarily make someone feel overwhelmingly sure that their computer is safe. Even removed infections can leave problems behind. I totally agree with running the full scan, but it's not a bad idea to keep an eye out for symptoms that might signify a problem for a while.

 

Again, not to scare anyone, and most people's computer works fine without going to the lengths of something like a disk wipe and a reinstall, but it's a good idea to be aware that anti-virus programs don't always find or fix all problems.

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Sorry, horrible anti-virus. I don't know a single techie type around that would recommend it, seriously.

I second that. The only times I've done something with Norton are those on which I've removed it. It is more effective at making the computer slow than doing its intended job.

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All the problems with norton seem to be relating to computer speed. I find it to be very reliable for anti-virus ability, and (I have a snail of a laptop anyway, that may contribute) I didn't notice any performance issues.

 

Maybe its reputation is like that of IE- people hated it for being slow, and even now it's better, it is more infamous for being slow than getting viruses. I still don't use it though.

 

 

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All the problems with norton seem to be relating to computer speed. I find it to be very reliable for anti-virus ability, and (I have a snail of a laptop anyway, that may contribute) I didn't notice any performance issues.

 

Maybe its reputation is like that of IE- people hated it for being slow, and even now it's better, it is more infamous for being slow than getting viruses. I still don't use it though.

No, it has been getting worse not better. It really is a rescource hog these days. Probably one of the reasons your laptop is a snail.

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No, it has been getting worse not better. It really is a rescource hog these days. Probably one of the reasons your laptop is a snail.

oh, it's always been a snail. The Norton didn't actually change that at all.

 

I don't use IE. I wouldn't dare.

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oh, it's always been a snail. The Norton didn't actually change that at all.

 

I don't use IE. I wouldn't dare.

Now, see, I do use IE. And I have never had any problems with viruses. Good browsing habits, and a good bit of anti-virus. IE isn't an issue if you know what your doing.

 

OTOH if you know what you're doing then Norton is an issue wink.gif I don't know a single techie who would use it, or even recommend it.

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No, it has been getting worse not better. It really is a rescource hog these days. Probably one of the reasons your laptop is a snail.

Actually it isn't as bad as you're making it out to be. I have Nortons and it has been very good as well. Has blocked and caught several viruses before.

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Omg. -lol- That seems like something a couple guys in my class would do! xd.png Thank god I avoid sites I don't trust.

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Actually it isn't as bad as you're making it out to be. I have Nortons and it has been very good as well. Has blocked and caught several viruses before.

I'll back Tikindi up that it's pretty terrible. There's a lot it DOESN'T block, and I found out the hard way.

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I'll back Tikindi up that it's pretty terrible. There's a lot it DOESN'T block, and I found out the hard way.

Yes, It is horrible........ Pfft. Ill give a clue; Shower

The GIF haz a shower in it tongue.gif

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I'll back Tikindi up that it's pretty terrible. There's a lot it DOESN'T block, and I found out the hard way.

Well I'll disagree. I know it doesn't block EVERYTHING and I don't expect it too. What I expect it to do is if it does let something through to remove it and it does. I don't have any issues with my computer at all. It starts up fast, runs fine, no lag and it's never slow. I don't click one very link and I only use FF for Ad Block Plus and go to sites I can trust. I check them out before I go to the link so I'm not walking into some virus infested site. No one is going to change my mind on this unless I see it. My whole house uses it and not one of us have had any of the issues that you guys have said happen.

 

I have heard good things about Kaspersky so if I ever have to switch from Nortons or any of us I have already told my parents about Kaspersky so it's probably the one we are going to use. If thats the case I would be getting Maleware Bytes along with it.

 

 

@pinkieseb

 

I didn't really have to know! -lol- I figured it wasn't a GIF I wanted to see.

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No, you dont want to see the GIF... You really dont.....

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You pretty much can't find a tech professional that would recommend Norton. That's quite damning. Kaspersky is good, though, as is ESET.

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I don't agree with you here, TikindiDragon.

 

I was very close with tech pros @forum dealing with viruses and at least 90% of them would and did recommend Norton products. Those guys I am talking about also work for/or with various AV soft companies.

 

I use Norton myself after trying few different AVs and I have never had any virus problem. I can also use diagnostic tools to check if my AV soft is doing good job or not. wink.gif

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I got microsoft security essentials running for virusses......

when I suspect a trojan or something I download another program of which at the moment I cannot recall the name and I dare say I will remember when I post this....

anyhow...

I've seen multiple viruses, trojans and stuff pass but up till now they never won...

the only thing I cannot fix is my HDD from my old laptop... which I knocked out </3

 

interesting tip:

do NOT hit your laptop.... HDD's will not like it </3

 

also norton is one of the anti-virus programs who update LAST.....

 

 

what's the gif about???

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Now, see, I do use IE. And I have never had any problems with viruses. Good browsing habits, and a good bit of anti-virus. IE isn't an issue if you know what your doing.

 

OTOH if you know what you're doing then Norton is an issue wink.gif I don't know a single techie who would use it, or even recommend it.

Each to their own, I guess...

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I uninstalled everything I could to do with Norton. e.e. I don't trust it, tbh.

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I'll once again second Tikindi and tell that Norton *is* bad (and likewise neither I nor any of the It-techs I know will suggest using it).

 

If I thought for a bit, I could probably even dig up a few things from the bottom of my brain which I know Norton is absolutely useless against. Have had to do the fixing after things have gotten through and set up a camp in the system...

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I'll once again second Tikindi and tell that Norton *is* bad (and likewise neither I nor any of the It-techs I know will suggest using it).

 

If I thought for a bit, I could probably even dig up a few things from the bottom of my brain which I know Norton is absolutely useless against. Have had to do the fixing after things have gotten through and set up a camp in the system...

That stinks, and I'm sorry to hear that you had to reset everything. I hate most 'you must pay' products to do with anti-virus software, because they're shiny and flashy and don't do zilch.

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That stinks, and I'm sorry to hear that you had to reset everything.

Those weren't my computers, though. You see, I'm just the person to whom people turn to in the hopes that I'd be magically (and for free) able to fix whatever they have brought down upon their devices...

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*holds fingers out in a cross shape and hisses*

 

Argh! Norton! Get it away from me!

 

Sorry, horrible anti-virus. I don't know a single techie type around that would recommend it, seriously. Go with Kaspersky or ESET.

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Legit alert window. No joke. xd.png

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