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Kudos0

Possible Virus Infection - Need a solution.

Good afternoon,

While searching for a decent Russian University to study Russian at I clicked on www(dot)mgu-russian(dot)com and received a notification an intrusion attempt was blocked. The detailed description stated it started from Chrome executable with a link from ertovnya(dot)info with a long hashmark plus an IP referenced. The attack was Web Attack: Exploit Kit Redirection 21.

My question to the gurus is who do I consult to check if my PC is infected? It is one thing to have blocked an intrusion attempt but who knows if these Russian kits have successfully infected my PC. Currently I have stopped all normal use of my PC until I receive the all clear.

Your help will be greatly appreciated. I'm kicking myself for committing such a rookie mistake and not referencing a major website like lonely planet for this sort of stuff.

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Kudos0

Re: Possible Virus Infection - Need a solution.

To have your machine checked you can go to one of the free malware removal sites listed here  -  https://community.norton.com/en/forums/malware-removal-forum-recommendations

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Possible Virus Infection - Need a solution.

If Norton blocked the exploit kit, there is very little chance that you were infected.  The exploit kit needs access to your PC to check for vulnerabilities in any unpatched software (such as old versions of Adobe Flash Player) which it can use to install malware.  It never hurts to run a few scans, but there really is no cause to be overly worried when Norton blocks an attack.

Kudos0

Re: Possible Virus Infection - Need a solution.

No worries, we all make mistakes like that. I can't even count how many times I bait myself into clicking random links by accident, it is actually hilariously frustrating. The malware removal guides posted by Krusty should carry you through the processes needed. Just make sure to not cut any corners, to full and thorough scans, scan with multiple anti-malware programs and if possible do that in Windows safe mode, you will be set!

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