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Windows 7: Aw, crap. I think I allowed a virus.

01 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
Aw, crap. I think I allowed a virus.

So here I was trying to get a webcomic's rss feed to work in Live Mail when I receive an level orange UAC prompt for Adobe Updater or something.
Because this was a surprised I just hit allow without thinking.
Nothing noticeable happened, and I don't know if the version of any adobe software changed.

I may have launched Acrobat to view a pdf ten minutes ago, but the application should not be running anymore.

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01 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Sounds like an uninvited "oops" ActiveX !
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01 Feb 2010   #3
Agent Zach

Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 [x64]

What security Software/Suite are you using?

Assuming it was a virus, or any malware for that matter, you're Security Software SHOULD HAVE "ding'd" or something. If you're paranoid, run a scan with Microsoft Security Essentials or MalwareBytes Anti-Virus (Free Ed.). I can guarantee both of those will find something (if something is there to find).
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