it's the hostile code on the web page or in the IE cache that's triggering
the warning. Best bet is to empty all files from the IE cache, reboot
immediately, then run a full scan to be sure you've cleaned it.
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@xxxxxx
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"the staring frogs of Southern Iberia" <nobody@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> My son just called from college stating he had picked up a virus called
> JS/downloader.agent. AVG keeps popping up telling him a threat has been
> detected but won't heal the infection, just move it to the vault. I had
> him run a Trend Online scan but he said it just told him he had some
> cookies. Is Smitfraud a viable fix or does he need better removal tools?
> Smitfraud sounds a little complex possibly for him since I guess from
> looking quickly at it, it needs to be run in safe mode. Laptop is an HP
> with Vista for the OS. He was home for the weekend and I suspect he might
> have picked up the virus here as opposed to school because of their
> firewall protections.