So, I finally have scrapped Internet Explorer. I have gotten fed up with all the security holes in the program. Allowing trojans and Spyware to automatically install.
Just Thursday evening, I discovered a weird program running on my system that my Adaware, Spybot, Norton Spyware, and Norton Internet Security did not see a problem. C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvcd.exe
I flagged it and submitted it anyway to Symantec. They responded that it was a new Trojan Downloader. (If you have Norton Antivirus, don't fret, they are now aware of it and if you download your updates like you're supposed to, it will detect it)
Anyway, I am really careful, and yes, I do occasionally go to hacker sites that can compromise my system, so I guess it's really my own fault. Anyway, I have switched to FireFox. Much better security and difficult for hackers/spyware to get in.
So, if it wasn't for the fact that I am a tech, and know how to identify these weird programs manually, who knows how long it could have been doing things on my system.
... Bother! said Pooh and then he deleted his source code.
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