Then my McAfee alarm went off saying that it had caught a Trojan on my computer; said it removed or disabled it.
According to the log, the Trojan’s name is JS/Exploit-Packed.c.gen, which meant nothing at all to me. I deleted the sites from my sidebar that I had recently clicked fearing that they may have been the cause. This evening I had some time to research just what the Trojan was, and MacAfee had this to say:
Oh goody. My protection alarm may have read a false positive. My files are auto-updated, but I don’t know if McAfee’s note on this Trojan is current or not. If the alarm was true, I am almost certain it was from visiting (or trying to visit) a blog site. If the alarm was false, I deleted some sites from my sidebar for no reason. Ah hell, maybe I am spending too much time on the blogosphere anyway…
I gotta say that the quirkiness of my old computer, the quirkiness of Blogger, and the quirkiness of MS IE8 is really wearing thin. Yeah, I know that Apples are less prone to this nonsense, but I would be doubly pissed off to have this happen after spending the money and time on a brand new system.