Smart Fortress 2012
I just had a bout with Smart Fortress 2012. This is a malware program that takes over your computer, posing as security software. I got rid of it by downloading and running Norton Eraser.
My biggest question is, how did this program get installed on my computer? I was running Norton 360 5.0 at the time, but I now see there's an upgrade and have since upgraded to 6.0. I didn't run any programs that aren't known good programs already on my computer. If I need to do something else for good protection, I want to know what it is.
I've been running computers since the internet became public. I've never had a known infection. I've been using the best possible firewall and antivirus software since the early days of free McAfee. I'd like to know what I'm missing that I could get my first observable infection while using Norton 360.