Huston do we have a problem? Firefox/Google add on virus?
by Dango517 - 8/30/10 8:37 AM
About a week ago after nearly eight months with a very stable version of Windows 7 home I began to notice anomalies. First major packet lose problems while using Second Life (about 5 days ago) then it hit the fan settings changing popping up all over the place other changes here and there. I thought that's odd that looks like a spyware problem so I switched to the CA software in the Yahoo toolbar from my McAfee security suite that is provided by AT&T, my DSL provider it found a Virus on my home page, a .dll file. It ws not possible to save it to the quarantine area. I removed it and the anomalies have stopped but now I'm have a security certificate problem on my homepage. I have asked that AT&t look into this from there end.
But I have a second problem as well and it might be related. ............I'm having a major problems with the Google search toolbar I'm using it in the Firefox browser 3.6. First it will not search, neither the enter key or the search button in the toolbar work. The uninstall button does not work either within the toolbar (there on the right). I tried to manually uninstall it using tools > add-ons but this produced a script error that either fails or loops when I attempted to work with it. In short the thing doesn't appear to be uninstallable. Nor it be removed from within the registry. I'd guess this is a denial of service virus and a good one.
At the moment the Google Toolbar program is still stuck in the browser.
I have contacted AT&T and ask them to check out my homepage from their end.
I have contacted Firefox and am awaiting a reply I may not receive.
Have any suggestions?