I thought commercial sites are safe



My question: If I had gone to the site Monday morning and hovered my mouse
over the infected ad, would I have gotten this virus? I use Vista32 Home
Premium, updated daily, avast! antivirus 5.0 as my security software set to
maximum protection with auto update, PC Tools Firewall Plus that I monitor
to make sure it is set correct and I always run vista in standard user
account (not Admin). Would this computer configuration have protected me?

A local newspaper was infecting viewers of their web site. The link below
is the story about it. (the link is NOT the virus-I do not play tricks)


Star Tribune is a large media company I thought would be credible. Lucky I
did not go to the site that day. My small company was infected by it when a
co-worker went to the web site on company computer. I was told that
"hovering" over the ad with the mouse infects the computer. My company runs
XP Pro boxes. I cannot remember the security software used at work.

Thanks for the help.


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