Nasties from surfing

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by I who know nothing, Mar 6, 2005.

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  1. What type of nasties can you potentially pick up just by visiting a website? Ive been online for several years using mainly the free AV products like AVG and recently AntiVir and I havent picked up any infection from surfing although on a few rare occasions AntiVir has detected trojans on some websites. I also used Script Sentry which supposedly stops any dubious scripts from running but since the new MS aka Giant antispyware has a script blocking function I uninstalled Script Sentry.
     
  2. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

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    So far I have picked up the following just by surfing websites:

    1)AdWare - WinAD, HotBar and more
    2)Spyware - Mainly keyloggers
    3)Trojans - Win32.Briss, Win32.IstBar
    4)Viruses - VBS.Redlof

    Hope that helped.

    Regards,
    Firecat
     
  3. I was mainly referring to viruses and trojans whilst surfing because I havent picked up much adware since using Firefox and neither before when I was using the Google popup blocker on the old IE before IE got its own popup blocker.
     
  4. subferno

    subferno Registered Member

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    where does HTML exploit fit in?
     
  5. TAP

    TAP Registered Member

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    avast! Web Shield stopped some nasty stuff while I've surfed as generic name VBS:Malware [Script] but its exact name is VBS/Redlof virus (result from VirusTotal online scanner).
     

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