Antivirus 360 concern - is it a scam, or is this serious?
Hi all, I have run a dual boot system - Open SuSE 10.3 on the Internet, and Windows XP w/ no Internet access for over 2 years now, w/ no virus problems. I opened a website totally unrelated to viruses (so I thought) and was invaded with "Antivirus 360." It opened pop-ups saying that my (Open SuSE) system was infiltrated w/ all kinds of viruses, trojan horses, etc, and listed them. I did not knowingly install anything from this invasion. Please advise me what to do. I do have Avast!Antivirus on my system, but I'm not sure if it has ever run. When I click on Avast to scan the system, it asks for a registration number. I have no idea how to obtain this number because when I follow the link from Avast, I receive an error stating, "Avast! error - failed to launch web browser," even though the browser is already open. I am not so concerned about the Linux side, but do not want any damage to the Windows side.