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by jerrywh1 / July 14, 2010 12:42 PM PDT

XP Home - This afternoon AVG notified me that my computer had 2 infections of "HTML/FRAMER." When I use AVG to get rid of it, I'm told that one of the infections is deleted and the other one is moved to the virus vault. After doing this, the same problem returns immediately without me rebooting or using the restore function. There is nothing new in my startup folder. I ran "Registry Mechanic" without any unusal results. I'm also running Zone Alarm and Ad-ware to prevent spyware. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Same here.
by Steve_R / July 14, 2010 12:57 PM PDT
In reply to: HTML/FRAMER

I have the same problem which started today. I'm using AVG. I hope someone knows how to get rid of this.

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by jerrywh1 / July 14, 2010 1:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Same here.

In the last couple of hours, my "Foxfire" updated. Could that have a bearing on the problem?

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by vmscott / July 14, 2010 1:30 PM PDT
In reply to: HTML/FRAMER

I am experiencing the same issue. It just started this evening. I have scanned and cleaned the infection but it continues to come back. It only seems to come back when I access my yahoo mail page. All other internet browsing is functioning correctly (I am using IE 8 on Windows 7 home premium primarily). The interesting thing is that AVG blocked content on my yahoo mail page from inside my ThinApp version of Mozilla Firefox. For those that don't know about ThinApp, it is a VMware product that allows you to virtualize applications from an Operating system. It allows you to run apps that aren't windows 7 approved on a windows 7 host (like IE6). Anyway, cool product and since AVG is throwing errors inside of my ThinApp'd Firefox when I visit yahoo mail, I am wondering if there is something else going on here. I am posting this from my mac right now. I think I'll shut down my home PC and monitor these threads before turning it back on. Any help in how to fix this would be much appreciated.

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No Expert But....
by tobeach / July 14, 2010 2:46 PM PDT
In reply to: HTML/Framer

my first thought of 3 posts on the same day was : False Positive!
The post mention of Yahoo!* gives me pause as various parts of Yahoo!
have proven troublesome in the past years, so I'm less inclined to auto say F.P. if all posters have any connection w/ Yahoo! by various* browsers. Bears further investigation I suspect. ConfusedHappy

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Appears to be fixed
by rod_in_va / July 14, 2010 3:27 PM PDT
In reply to: HTML/FRAMER

I downloaded new definitions 30 minutes ago and the problem dissapeared.

The problem appeared after definitions downloaded at 6:30PM EST. A very small "update" was available at 1AM that fixed it.

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by jerrywh1 / July 14, 2010 7:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Appears to be fixed

Along with the Foxfire browser, I'm also running IE8, and I use Yahoo mail (which I check constantly). I'm most encouraged by your post on loading new definitions. Can you tell me definitions of what, and an address so I can download them.
Thank You

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by jerrywh1 / July 14, 2010 7:27 PM PDT
In reply to: "HTML/FRAMER"

Duh on me! It's 4AM and I just got out of bed. I downloaded the definitions with AVG update and so far so good.
This is a great service. I've used it for years. Thank You

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