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Spyware or OK?


I recently and for the first time ever did get this requester,
it is in Swedish but it says something like:

Titel: McAfee Security Scan is not available
Body: We can not check your security status now, becaurse the
computer is not connected to Internet or that McAfee Security Scan
is unavailable for the moment, connect to internet and click on
[retry] or try again later [cancel]

The main problem is: I am not using McAfee at all (as far as I know) I am
using the panda cloud antivirus thing... I did a bit of googling and found
some indications that purhaps Adobe Reader / Flash? Installed this also, but
I am not certain and like to check here if this is the case, otherwhise I
propably got a virus / adware / spyware that claims to be McAfee.

I have however installed a lot of net things lately, mainly FPC - Lazarus
libraries, and A bit of experimenting with BBLean and various plugins,
superviced by the Panda cloud engine.

Thank you! and I hope for some answers.

I also attach a screenshot of my desktop with that requester.


2 Replies

Re: Spyware or OK?


You`re fine, you installed a free Mcafee scan when you installed Adobe flash or reader as you can see in the link below:

You forgot to uncheck that box, as far as i am concerened, it should be opt-out by default.

If there was something unknown on your system, Panda`s cloud would have uploaded the file(s) to be checked by the lab.

on 31/08/10 10:08:35 IST

Re: Spyware or OK?

Thank you for your reply, now I can sleep well again...

I too think that all extra-ware should be opt-in, I am not young anymore and

my eyes is not as good as they where.

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