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Yahoo Messenger and avast found THREAT/ screen shot.
« on: November 25, 2012, 12:55:50 AM »
Any thoughts?

I did not have any browsers open and I have the latest version of yahoo messenger installed. It popped up when I sat down at my pc a few minutes ago and touched my mouse.


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Re: Yahoo Messenger and avast found THREAT/ screen shot.
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 01:11:07 AM »
seems it blocked a java exploit
run a quick scan with avast....then Malwarebytes....make sure they are updated first

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Re: Yahoo Messenger and avast found THREAT/ screen shot.
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 01:15:35 AM »
seems it blocked a java exploit
run a quick scan with avast....then Malwarebytes....make sure they are updated first

My java client is the latest version as is adobe flash and the other typical culprits that need constant updating because of exploits.

I am running a quick scan now with AIS and will follow up with malwarebytes here in a few.

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Re: Yahoo Messenger and avast found THREAT/ screen shot.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 01:21:02 AM »
seems it blocked a java exploit
run a quick scan with avast....then Malwarebytes....make sure they are updated first

AIS quick scan just finished. NO THREATS.

Running a malwarebytes scan now.

Malwarebytes just finished. NO THREATS.
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Re: Yahoo Messenger and avast found THREAT/ screen shot.
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 01:31:34 AM »
so avast saved the day  ;)    and since your java / flash / browser was updated the exploit would probably not have worked even if avast did not detect.....unless it was very new and not patched

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Re: Yahoo Messenger and avast found THREAT/ screen shot.
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 07:17:48 AM »
So im sitting here at my pc and opened up a instant message window with somebody on my yahoo messenger friends list and I type the message and hit send and BOOM I get the exact same warning again from avast.

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Re: Yahoo Messenger and avast found THREAT/ screen shot.
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 09:35:24 AM »
follow the usuall guide here and attach the logs so essexboy can have a look inside....