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by: XFiiire July 14, 2010 3:46 AM PDT

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Phishing on Google Image Search -

by XFiiire - 7/14/10 3:46 AM


Every single time I search any phrase on Google Images on Firefox (or Internet Explorer - but Firefox is my main browser), my Kaspersky Internet Security alerts me to Phishing Attacks -
this is one example

blocked: phishing address

Hence the apparent phishing attack seems to operate by taking the images shown from the search and then turning it into what Kaspersky finds as a phishing attack - those images (on the browser) do not show up - they become a blank white box normally with a small red X in the top left hand corner

This started after visiting a dodgy website which offered me one of those rogue spyware/antivirus softwares - my normal procedure is just to abort firefox and upon the session restore simply untick the box for the "rogue" website - although this seems to have failed

So far I have scanned with Malwarebytes and found Rogue.RegSweep - although quarantining and deleting this has not solved the problem

At the moment I am scanning my whole system using Trend Micro Housecall - although I am still unsure as to whether it fill find anything on my system and whether if it will solve the problem

What should I do?

Note: I have done one system restore to the 13th of July (the latest one I had to restore to) - previous to this date I did not have the problem

Note: When using Firefox's Private Browsing Mode and searching Google Images - the problem does not occur - Kaspersky does not warn me of any phishing attempts and all the images on Google show up as they normally should

Thank You

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