Hi ZA experts,
I'm double checking my web security assumptions. I have ZA Extreme Security, WinXP SP3,
and I think I'm pretty vigilant. ZA asks me to allow anything to be downloaded, and if I allow, then it is scanned.
Every now and then I will click on a weblink from Google that lands on a page that proceeds to tell me my PC is infected. I'm aware that these are malicious pop-ups trying to fool me. I never click on them. But sometimes these instances are ruthless... instead of a static popup, the malicious display is made to appear that it is scanning my computer. (I'm assuming they are created in Flash?)
Is what I described Vundo? I haven't seen an article that describes the scenario described above.
When this happens, I usually "ALT+F4" a few times to close these windows without clicking on them. Meanwhile, ZA Forcefield will display the dialog to download or cancel what the webpage is trying to put on my PC. I have to cancel (say "no") a couple of times.
I always say no, close my browser, clean all temp files and usually run a quick scan that says "no infections found"... and then I think I'm safe. Am I?
Thanks for your insight