That’s what my Norton scan told me last night after I ran it for THREE HOURS. So, I was sitting there, inputting the new titles of the aiko cd I picked up at Japan Center on Monday, and all of a sudden, a whole stampede of browser windows began popping up without warning or my asking. I ran whole shitloads of scans from Ad Aware and Spyware Doctor, but they couldn’t help me. So I brought out the big gun: Norton Anti-Virus (now with extra ad/spyware ass-stomping).
I stayed off Trillian, email, and the web (at some points disconnecting my laptop from the net entirely) to prevent any browsers from popping up during the scan. I just did a quick check to make sure I had all the proper definitions. I got paranoid and also started running scans on all my machines, and found viruses on my game box and the file server. So then it was a quick jump to sound the alarm and everyone else (thankfully) had no viruses. Yay! When I got done with the scan, I had to sit through another 2 hour session of deletes and quarantines. I’ve never seen that many run rampant on a system before, so now I guess that first time is over and done with. 🙂
Anyway, all is well, now, and I’m sorry I haven’t been online to chat with you all. 😉 I’m back online, now.