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I moved this to Malware Discussions as a better spot for it. Catdaddy's recommendation is a good one.
No AV is 100% guaranteed unfortunately. Be extra careful what you download and where you surf and always keep all aspects of your system up to date, including parts of it you may not use.
Thanks for the offer and I may well do that. BUT I pay good money to McAfee to protect me from exactly this kind of thing.
I have McAfee Security Center 12.8 with the last update at may 1. Yet the webget malware walked past it like it wasn't even there.
Shame on you mcafee!
And when I click on those links it tells me the site is vulnerable to Hearbleed and it doesn't look like a trustworthy site. Is this forum an official mcafee forum??
You are quite welcome. I did notice you stated your last update being 5/1/2014? Do you have "Automatic Updates" selected? For my personal current "Engine Version" is as the following;
McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware
Version : 16.8
Last update: 5/6/2014
Engine Version: 1881.0
Engine Creation Date: 5/6/2014
As for your decision to utilize the removal guides mentioned, this is entirely your perogative.
It couldn,t hurt....
Wishing you all the very best
Webget is not a virus or a trojan or a worm, it is simply adware and annoying. I doubt any antivirus on the market would flag it. You can't expect any software to do it all, there is no such thing. If you don't believe me ask any independent malware forum - BleeepingComputer is a good one.
Regarding the links above that could be your browser acting up because of something else. Heartbleed is no longer a threat. Or it could simply be this forum software which has been known to break links.
Strange that link does not give me any warning at all and is green-flagged by both SiteAdvisor & WoT.
Forget the link - it's the forum software that is ruining links which I will report. Simply Google remove webget and look for the malwaretips one.