My cousin got a virus just by opening firefox. Is that possible? Her homepage is youtube and she barely turned on the computer.
It was a Trojan and avast couldn't process it when she tried to delete, move to chest, and it kept popping back up if you put no action.
I told her to do a boot scan and there was the Trojan. We decided to delete it since all the other options didn't work. Found another one that was probably the same one because none of the options worked except "ignore".
Other actions we tried:
- Spybot S&D wouldn't open
- Avast could not open because memory is infected
- Malware Bytes wouldn't open
Hopefully it will be sorted out. But I still wonder, is it really that easy to just get a virus out of nowhere? She even ran a scan the day before and said everything was that day until this day.
(Running Windows XP)