Norton found JS DOWNLOADER IN AN E-MAIL YESTERDAY

Dallas, Texas
May 3, 2016 10:02am CST
JS downloader is a recent trojan virus that steels information from you computer. I was lucky to find and eliminate it from my computer yesterday but I ran additional scans and found a second malware and got rid of it. It seems as if recent emails have these attachments. These are not a good thing. I would strongly advise everyone to not open any random or unknown or suspicious email for a while because o this recent outbreak.
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@puddleglum (1437)
• United States
3 May 16
Thanks for the warning. I'm glad your Norton caught that.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 May 16
I pay dearly for that software. Is better work.
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• United States
3 May 16
@lookatdesktop I know what you mean. I've aleays thought it to be a bit high, but it's worth it, if it works.
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• Dallas, Texas
4 May 16
@puddleglum I have lost several computers back in earlier years. I don't want to make a habit of it so investing in antivirus software is just playing it safe.
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@Marcyaz (36105)
• United States
3 May 16
It is good you found one and then found another one and eliminated it from your computer.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 May 16
There have been days when I crashed a computer even with Norton running. Maybe they got a bit smarter over the years. Or maybe just a bit lucky.
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@Marcyaz (36105)
• United States
4 May 16
@lookatdesktop Probably just smarter.
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• Dallas, Texas
4 May 16
@Marcyaz I hope this is the case actually.
@ricki_911 (17223)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 May 16
Glad you caught it before it caused damage.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 May 16
I did some online stuff the day before it was discovered. I had left my PC on over night but I usually shut down at bedtime. I ran a Norton Full System Scan after downloading the latest updates. I also did a power erase and Norton discovered other suspicious add-ons and two files that it removed just in case they were a threat. After the first elimination and a second full system scan Norton discovered another trojan and removed it that was what prompted me to do a power erase. So far no trojans in the system.