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Thread: Windows Internet Explorer Causes a Trojan Virus

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    Windows Internet Explorer Causes a Trojan Virus

    Is anyone else getting a Trojan virus when signing on to the BMWMOA forum with Internet Explorer?

    I was able to access the site without a virus warning with Google Chrome.

    Should I uninstall Internet Explorer?

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    Bill,

    I don't think you can uninstall Internet Explorer on a Windows machine. You can however just not use it and set Chrome (or Firefox) to be your default browser. I'm running Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows 8 computer with Microsoft Defender (Win 8 uses it instead of MSE) and don't get the warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdogs2 View Post
    Is anyone else getting a Trojan virus when signing on to the BMWMOA forum with Internet Explorer?

    I was able to access the site without a virus warning with Google Chrome.

    Should I uninstall Internet Explorer?

    Bill
    Hi Bill, we had some goofy crap yeaterday- http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....-Page-Hijacked
    take a peek and see if it relates to you and if it does, it should give you an idea of the goings on. I'll run a sweep later but so far my end looks clean.
    Remember everybody- a good anti-virus is a must nowadays. OM
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    Using IE 10 and running MSE on Win 7 Ultimate, I get no virus warning.
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    Trojan Virus

    Thanks for the replies. My HP computer has Windows Vista and Internet Exporer 8. I have Kapersky anti-virus and that is how I was alerted to the Trojan virus.

    I will just use Google Chrome, even though it is not as straightforward as the standard Google. I don't get a virus warning with Google Chrome.

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    FYI...a unifying thing that people who have problems with a virus is that they run Kaspersky. I don't know why that makes a difference, but that's a common thing among various users with issues.
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    I'm back after being away for a few weeks.

    I didn't get a trojan warning from Kaspersky this time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    I'm back after being away for a few weeks.

    I didn't get a trojan warning from Kaspersky this time...

    Harry
    Good to hear
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