On two different computers I've gotten this weird "Windows 7 Virus protection scan" in my browser. I shut down before it completely downloads, and I have checked with my virus scan, but it's weird. All I've done is go and google images and I've never had this problem and less than two days I get the same thing.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:01 PM on Apr. 9, 2011 in Technology
Answer by Kaleena8108 at 10:03 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by 3HappylKidds at 10:03 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:19 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
It has nothing to do with Win7 itself. Someone has embedded these viruses inside the image files (called Trojans - think "Trojan Horse") and you just happen to have the rotten luck of coming across them frequently. There's an ad-on for FF called Web Of Trust (WOT) that you can install which will put a colored circle next to search results and similar web links which will indicate the level of risk based on the reviews of a huge user base. Give it a shot and see if that helps you avoid running into this problem again.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox and search for Web of Trust. It will be the first result.
Answer by BryzniFaye at 1:17 AM on May. 21, 2011