Avira Flags/warns attempt to install IE10

jerry_njOctober 10, 2013

I usually use Firefox, but while using IE tonight I got an interrupt (it may have been when I was shutting IE down) asking me to install IE10. I clicked to install and Avira stopped the process and alerted me to a virus threat.

Is there something "funny" going on with IE10, or should I just override Avira and install anyway?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have never had my antivirus tell me to upgrade my browsers before. I would make sure I downloaded it at MS or go to IE's help, then about IE and get updates there. There is a box there to check to get the update automatically.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 8:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Richard (chuggerguy)

'something "funny" going on with IE10'
I wouldn't think there would be anything "funny" going on with IE10. I think I would be more concerned that maybe the offer to update didn't really come from IE(Microsoft) but from something malicious on the page you were on(or closing out).

Just a gut feeling though, I have no evidence.

In any event, personally, I would trust my AV and do as EmmaR suggests.

Does IE even offer to update itself or are all offers to update IE done through Windows Update? I don't know, which I suppose more than anything is a dead giveaway that I really don't use IE. :)

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 9:46PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Hmmmm...can't "scroll" thru sites anymore on laptop?!?!!?
WTH?!?! My Del Inspiron laptop has decided that it...
What's with this new Houzz thing?
Been away a couple days, and came back to this, what...
Basic Video Help Needed
I know almost nothing about getting videos from video...
Linkedin - Friend's Attempt to Subscribe me to it.
I know nothing of social media outfits and don't want...
need help again regarding free office program
I asked for help in this area recently and never was...
Lea Grabb
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™