This morning , when I logged on to Rock.com Community , I was immediately attacked by a Malicious URL , which I took a screenshot of with my Greenshot program , an excellent freeware program for taking fast and easy screenshots .
http://seachtop.com/gfeed/img/.../1_default.png ( the Malicious URL )
When I logged out , the Malicious URL attacked again , but when I Greenshotted it , it didn't save . Later , when I booted up Windows XP , I found that although Avast Anti-Virus had blocked said Malicious URL , it HAD managed to damage the Greenshot Program , removing the icon from the taskbar that initiates it , and jamming it in perpetual run somewhere . I tried re-installing Greenshot from the disc , but it refused to install due to it already running a process somewhere . I then went to Add/Remove programs to uninstall it , but it also refused to uninstall due to running a process .
I went to Desktop and hit " ctrl/alt/delete " , which called up the Task Manager . I clicked on the Processes tab , found Greenshot in the list , and terminated the process . Add/Remove Programs then successfully uninstalled Greenshot , and then it successfully re-installed from the disc .
I hope this information will be of some help to anyone else experiencing similar collateral damage resulting from Malicious URL attacks .
- THE FRO !!!