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What do you mean by "fake antivirus tried to run"? Was it already on your computer, or did it pop-up on one of the websites you were browsing?
Does your VirusScan pick the same files every time, in quarantined location? Then you should delete them. Or are you getting new infections all the time?
That would suggest some dangerous browsing. Do you have McAfee SiteAdvisor installed?
I'm pretty sure it was while I had my school homepage up, maybe my email up in another tab, but a small error message popped up (including misspells, which kind of tipped me off that it was fake), and trying to close out of it just made it open a new (blank) page in Firefox and started to upload something.
As for the scans, it only picked up one new Generic PWS and one new Generic.dx! file on the 1st, but found about 4 other files that it had detected a few days ago and quarantined. And... you mentioned to delete them, I'm guess you mean go into the quarantined section of the VirusScan and delete each file it had detected? (As in, just having the files quarantined doesn't stop them from functioning or something...?) And I'll make sure to install McAfee SiteAdvisor later, I'm just responding from a library computer between classes, and I'll get back to my laptop at home later.
Sorry again if I'm just not understanding something correctly, I usually have friends who help explain computer-related troubles.
Quarantined files are prevented from functioning, no worries here. If they are picked again in subsequent scans, you can go into VirusScan Console and right-click on Quarantine Manager Policy.
You can configure how long you want the files to stay in quarantine before being deleted, and you can also see the name of the folder and delete the files from there.
From your description, FakeAlert probably didn't have time to install on your machine, but just for your peace of mind, let's run FakeAlert stinger:
Hope that helps,
Okay, will do, thanks a ton, you've been very helpful!