In response to post #76810703. #77394508, #77676363, #77698568, #77825388, #78386518, #79101688, #79101903, #79103693 are all replies on the same post.This sounds like a malicious script stored in your browser cache.
Regnier1919 wrote: My Avast told me it had safely aborted a connection to Skyrimgems.com because it was infected with HTML:script-inf(susp) Could someone clarify have I downloaded an infected file from Nexus or is this something else?
bvanharjr wrote: Get rid of Avast altogether (it's bad nowadays), and use something better - or, if you are on Windows 10 (and version 1903 or HIGHER), use the built-in protection.
This comes from 5+ years of personally USING THEIR SOFTWARE. Their code is so filled with bugs that it's a miracle that my PC hasn't required me to reinstall Windows from scratch yet.
(not listing every issue I have with Avast - the final straw I had with 'em was with their exclusion system not working AT ALL - quarantining files THAT I PUT ON THAT LIST as "malicious & dangerous" - EVEN THOUGH THOSE FILES WERE 100% CLEAN.)
Dazner wrote: Avast is actually pretty good. I use it and mod skyrim extensively. Not many complaints there.
1ae0bfb8 wrote: Avast you say? Pretty good you say?
marijn211 wrote: I used Avast for around 2 years and found myself reinstalling Windows 2 times because of false positives on system files which after that had been removed, now I stick to Malwarebytes, it costs money for more protection than just weekly scans but if you donacdum on the internet that should be enough
trishaxuk wrote: Totally agree with this. I too was an avid user of Avast 4+ years (and previous to that, used AVG for 3+ years at home). In both cases; I eventually stopped using them because of many false positives which could not be rectified through a controllable whitelisting system, and their reporting mechanism and remedies for these problems was ineffectual.
Thankfully; Microsoft's previously poor AV products have much improved, so I use that for basic cover now. Malwarebytes is a solid product for all the stuff which gets through the cracks. Even the free/trial mode is a life saver. Sometimes I use Sophos too (as I get home license coverage from work). It's always been very solid (due to good support - not just the client software), but it can be a bit over hard on the machine performance for gamer type scenarios. It's best left on your 'work' machine..
quadraphone wrote: Systems Engineer here:
Don't make suggestions if you don't know what you are talking about. Windows Defender isn't a bad anti-virus product in real-world scores, it's better than nothing, but it isn't better than Avast. Avast consistently scores better in real-world tests and has less performance impact.
See for yourself:
quadraphone wrote: Please limit recommendations to something you have expertise in. If you aren't a doctor or a nurse practitioner, don't hand out medical advice.
If you aren't an IT professional, don't hand out anti-virus recommendations.
quadraphone wrote: Malwarebytes is a great tool for removing malware infections, but as an anti-virus platform, it is below the middle of the pack in real-world tests. In short, the performance of it's resident protection modules are unacceptable.
For future use, you can use a free tool called CCleaner from Piriform to clean the caches of multiple browsers at the same time, and the Windows system temp files: