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    Re: Another bug

    Some antivirus programs are so stupid that any auto-updating program that asks for and/or gets access to the internet will be detected as a "trojan horse" especially if it isn't digitally signed. Do you have a firewall running? Windows firewall only blocks incoming connections, making it wide open for any trojan horse or any other program running on your computer to get access to a server on the web, without your permission.

    It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the alerts are caused by facebook if you installed and/or play any of the games there. I strictly forbid it. I don't trust facebook apps at all if for no other reason than making your browser more vulnerable to attack, even if the apps themselves aren't malicious.

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    Re: Another bug

    Quote Originally Posted by Marnie831 View Post
    I'm computer stupid...how do I check my active network connections? I bet I know where it's coming from...I have facebook open...ha! I'm so sorry garter forum for ever doubting you (she says dramatically)....facebook is the culprit! .
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    Re: Another bug

    I have spyware doctor...it's pretty good. I never download apps from facebook...I know that's asking for trouble.
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    Re: Another bug

    Well, technically any application that gathers information about you or your browsing habits can be considered "spyware". That definitely includes facebook apps. I wouldn't worry too much about the alerts you're getting. Most, if not all of them, are nothing to worry about.

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    Re: Another bug

    Shouldn't this be moved to the It's oh so quiet ssh ssh! thread??
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    Re: Another bug

    Well it started off as a conversation about what I thought was a virus I got here...sorry ...it kind of splintered off from there. It's over now...back to the regularly scheduled program...
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    Re: Another bug

    I was just kidding!
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