awarner (MVP), on Feb 22 2009, 11:41, said:
Did not get that far, the whole hard drive went in to overtime and the pc went as fast as an Orange ROM
Using FF and all security settings will be the default as I generally do not touch them, the same applies to Onecare.
I've found Onecare to be good in the past but then again after this just how good has it really been?
Some guys I know in the security business will only touch Kaspersky but as they say most threats will technically get though until someone reports them.
Now the pc seems to hang on a virus check, third time lucky...
Check the pop up blocker settings in firefox.
There are options to handle different file types differently. As this exploit uses a .pdf file it may be you have settings that allow downloads of pdfs ( which are usually safe and inert....)
Also from older posts on t'interweb (June 08) firefox automatically downloads stuff into a cache:
"WTF? So does Firefox download stuff for you now? So it turns out it does. When I looked in the OneCare quarantine it displayed the path that the virus was found in. So, I was a bit worried when it turned out that the file was found in the Firefox cache folder. Interesting."
Which version firefox is it? There are/were multiple mutterings about incompatability with onecare for older versions. As onecare has now been discontinued (as some aspects are going to be incorporated in future free offerings from M$) I wouldn't expect too much development with the latest version of firefox etc. Shame as some of the advanced functions with onecare are very good.
I've always given Kaspersky a bit of a wide berth based on F-secure using their engine and being so poor at doing pretty much anything. Everyone has their own favourite and there will be fans and haters of every solution. Norton's 2009 suite has been re-written to improve system performance and is supposedly quite good now.
Kaspersky also uninstalls the very good, free, spybot s&d for no real reason...