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Mmm. I have used Yahoo as my browser's home page for years and have never seen or heard of a Yahoo promotion via a PDF file before! Great idea to add the screen grabs btw.

Did Yahoo ask if you wanted to download this PDF file or did you click on an email attachment to download it? If you didn't download the file yourself that's definitely not a good thing either!

If you're not sure what a Portable Document Format (PDF) file is, it's a type of compressed file that normally contain text and/or image data. A PDF file can, regrettably, also be used for malicious purposes by installing arbitrary code to your system when unpacked.

It's always best if you do a right-click context menu scan with Immunet before unpacking & viewing any PDF file.

As an over abundance of precaution 'I would recommend you do a Full Scan' with Immunet of your entire drive that has your Operating System installed, that's the C:\ drive on most PC's. Be advised a Full Scan can take several hours to complete depending on the settings you use and the amount of data on the drive.

Best wishes, Ritchie...

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I wasn't using Yahoo at the time; at least not on purpose. I think I was watching a youtube video. That warning just popped up.

I just downloaded the latest version of Immunet and ran the custom scan on user directories, and it pops up again. Then I noticed it was in my husband's AppData, not mine. 

I was able to locate the file and delete it. So it seems that since I'm logged in and running Immunet, it doesn't have permissions to kill another user's files.

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