posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 12:29 AM
reply to post by metallitron
Dump norton now, not only is it poor compared to other antivirus software, it also bloats your system, sucking up a ton of memory and generally
slowing things down. It also tends to flag up a lot of false alerts.
All of these are better than norton, AVG is free and despite that is very good, kaspersky however is the best thing out there in my opinion. Back it
up with a good firewall, lots of free ones are all you need as an average user. For these i suggest.
I'd go with Comodo personally, zone alarm just tends to throw up a ton of false attacks.
The file you mentioned does appear to be realplayer but as someone else said, it's hard to know without being there. Getting a virus from a webpage
is kind of hard unless you click a download. Whilst there are a few viruses that load just by visiting the page, they really are few and far between,
in fact finding one was such big news it caused quite a stir in the anti virus community.
However even that you had to accept before it installed, it just disguised itself as a random script, but users still had to give it permission to be
installed. Basically getting a virus from a webpage is harder than you think.
Surf safe and try not to worry, basic advice, don't install anything unless you trust the site.