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Eset google images hit

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December 29, 2010 4:53:49 PM

When searching "boba fett" for a new windows profile picture (the dog wasnt doing it for me anymore, and well boba fett is cool) my eset nod32 4 popped up and said a trojan was blocked when viewing results from the google image search. I did not click on any link sending me to a different page, just connection terminated and the threat was quarantined. This was literally 10 mins after completing a fresh install so it can not be from a past threat. I am wondering if this is possible through google image search and is a known issue? Also using firefox

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a b 8 Security
December 29, 2010 5:35:57 PM

viruses can be spread a million ways but eset is good so i'm sure your fine!
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a b 8 Security
December 29, 2010 6:49:20 PM

Yes, malware can be passed through the image search. I once got an infection from a Detroit Tigers wallpaper, that I had found on Google image.

As long as your AV caught it, and quarantined it, you shouldn't have any worries.
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December 29, 2010 7:19:00 PM

Ok good, because just after a fresh install would just add insult to injury causing me to start all over again. Thanks for the help guys
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a b 8 Security
December 29, 2010 7:27:17 PM

If you want to reassure yourself, boot into safe mode with networking. Download, install, update Malwarebytes, and do a full system scan.
www.malwarebytes.org/
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