I was browsing a website which caused Avast to create a notification that it protected me from an infection. Over the next half hour, this notification popped up again a few times.
The Avast message I get is:
URL: http://b.scorecardresearch.com/b?c1 Process: C:\Users\?\AppData\Local\Google\Chrom... Infection: URL:Mal
<script> document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + (document.location.protocol == "https:" ? "https://sb" : "http://b") + ".scorecardresearch.com/beacon.js' %3E%3C/script%3E")); </script> <noscript> <img src="http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=8027488&c3=&c4=&c5=&c6=&c15=&cj=1" /> </noscript>
My question is how does downloading an image lead to an infection? What are the effects of this and how can I remove it from my computer? I just ran an Avast scan that found nothing and am unsure how to proceed from here.
Edit: I cleared my cache as suggested but that did not solve the problem? I just received another Avast notification that it blocked it. I have ran an Avast scan and a Malwarebytes scan which found nothing. My computer has been restarted between attempts also. :/