2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2009 3:48 PM by Aldrin

    warnings about virus invasions

      I was browsing through websites and suddenly my computer threw alerts on my screen saying my computer is being invaded by such and such viruses and you need to quarantine them now. It then proceeded to download 5-6 programs right onto my desktop so I could RUN them and eliminate the viruses. Obviously being the skeptical person I am I just stopped what I was doing and ran a McAfee scan- which showed up clear, no detections. I deleted all the files that appeared. The  icons that appeared  like they came from Microsoft but could have been fake I guess. In the future I will continue to trust McAfee but if those were Microsoft website downloads, how would I know and aren't they just as safe? I have Windows XP and I have two computers on my network. Both were clear of viruses.