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Oct 18, 2007 04:55 PM

Why am I getting a virus found message?

Every time I post a reply on here, I get a IE box pop up that says "Virus Found -- File has been dropped. worm.win32.feebs.gen". My antivirus software's up to date, it's not picking up anything from a drive scan, and I'm not seeing this message anywhere but on chowhound.
Anyone else seeing this?

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    Sometimes adware on your own computer pretends that you have a virus in order to obscure the real virus, which is itself. On the other hand, if one of the CHOW advertisers is mistakenly sending a virus, we need to know about it.

    1. attempting to duplicate/snag a screen shot by posting in this topic...nope, didn't pop up today, but if it does, I'll attach it here.

      1. I "Alt/Print Screened" when I got the pop-up while posting in "Not about Food" area, this is all that copied to the clipboard.

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        1. re: podunkboy

          It seems like it's a false alarm, since our own virus detectors haven't seen anything. The "gen" suffix means that your antivirus software, or perhaps corporate firewall, took a guess rather than detected the virus exactly.

          However, you can try this tool just in case your computer really is infected with something.

          Please let us know what the tool reports.