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Kudos0

Folder "artur.dubovoy@gmail.com" downloaded

I was not online. All browsers were closed. Then I saw some Norton popups saying "this file is safe". Many files installed into a folder called artur.dubovoy@gmail.com After a brief internet lookup, I deleted the whole lot. It's not the first time something like this happens. Some program suddenly creeps into my computer, complete with dll files and whatever not. Can someone please tell me how to alter my Norton settings so that it systematically blocks all installs unless I give my go-ahead? I mean, I don't want to see a popup window saying "this file is safe", I want to see a popup window asking "do you want this file?". And if I click "no", then it blocks the file and all files coming from the same location. This would create a custom blacklist which I could edit if required (and which could be uploaded to Norton if they want it - if they notice one file systematically rejected by users, they could decide to check it). So, how can I do this, please?

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Kudos0

Re: Folder "artur.dubovoy@gmail.com" downloaded

Norton does not work like this. Other antiviruses will require user interaction. But with user interactions comes mistakes. You had to have download something, read an email or recently installed something to cause this. Random programs cannot just enter ones pc without the user doing something. Try to remember the last thing you did. Since you posted an email address you must have recently read an email. FYI................unless you turn off your modem or router yiou aew always online. 

Kudos0

Re: Folder "artur.dubovoy@gmail.com" downloaded

Alain Reve: Many files installed into a folder called artur.dubovoy[@]gmail.com

?, Flash Video Downloader (Youtube Downloader) extension, Artur Dubovoy will be a developer for that extension - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader/?s...

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