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    I got attacked

    Yesterday I landed on a filehost site and I believe there may have been a malicious banner ad. Anyhow it executed a php file named pdf.php (this went on without the slightest objection by AVG antivirus). Luckily in a bit of foresight I had switched off all javascript in my Adobe Acrobat so I then got a prompt asking me whether I want to switch it on which of course I didn't. That was a narrow escape and reminded me how easy it is to catch a bug these days.

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    i am really sorry for you. some time ago i was in the same situation while downloading the file i was attacked, but likely i didn't loose any information from my pc but i had ti reinstall the whole system.

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    I would recommend Avast.com software
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    The Best Anti-virus is Kaspersky...

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    Hey there

    i'm sorry to hear.
    i can recommend you on my anti-virus - AVG interent security 2012.

    it works really quiet, easy to use it and does the job on the best side.
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    That was some clever way to use Acrobat's Adobe as a gate for malicious attack, usually I get the warnings from queued files in my downloads folder.

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    Hi

    I can't say that this antivirus will help you , but it works in my windows perfect . You can try it -Avira Free Antivirus (http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus)


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