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Title: Avast_Mac Vs Vikikurva.exe ?
Post by: OldMac on July 28, 2012, 01:00:18 PM

Hi,

I caught a virus (Vikikurva.exe)  on my memory stick while plugging it in on a PC. Any chance the Avast 7.0, I'm running on my MAC can destroy that stuff?
I have tried to 'delete' it twice. Without success.

Any help would be welcome,

Thanks.
Title: Re: Avast_Mac Vs Vikikurva.exe ?
Post by: True Indian on July 28, 2012, 01:40:30 PM
upload the infected file to www.virustotal.com

and post the link to results on next reply.
Title: Re: Avast_Mac Vs Vikikurva.exe ?
Post by: Jan Gahura on July 28, 2012, 05:39:29 PM
Hi,

At least by the filename it seems that we can detect it. How have you tried to delete it? From within the Explorer on Windows?

Generally, we can detect Windows malware on Mac, so I think a deletion from your Mac should work.

I'm looking forward to the actual result from the virustotal, as was advised by true indian.

Regards,
Jan
Title: Re: Avast_Mac Vs Vikikurva.exe ?
Post by: OldMac on July 29, 2012, 02:23:52 PM
Hi,

Here is the diagnostic of www.antivirus.com :

https://www.virustotal.com/file/7a3e007855670850459bcd35a745a00b7c02c4520ff1f8e9f88465f7cc5f7706/analysis/1343563906/

This Virus looks like a variant of Win32.

Title: Re: Avast_Mac Vs Vikikurva.exe ?
Post by: OldMac on July 29, 2012, 02:26:20 PM
To be more precise, I have tried to delete the Vikikurva.exe :

-  once by putting it in the bin and empty the bin. But the file is locked. As consequence, my MAC asked for the administrator password to execute  this action. I didn't comply thinking it could be a clever way for the virus to get the full access to my MAC.

- twice by scanning the file with Avast 7.0, then asking for the file to be destroyed. It didn't work.

Thanks for your post!  :)
Title: Re: Avast_Mac Vs Vikikurva.exe ?
Post by: Jan Gahura on July 30, 2012, 09:53:16 AM
-  once by putting it in the bin and empty the bin. But the file is locked. As consequence, my MAC asked for the administrator password to execute  this action. I didn't comply thinking it could be a clever way for the virus to get the full access to my MAC.

I think you can safely provide an admin password to delete that file on Mac. EXE files aren't executable on Mac. But I think there's a possibility that it won't work neither. Post here the result, please.

Jan
Title: Re: Avast_Mac Vs Vikikurva.exe ?
Post by: OldMac on August 04, 2012, 12:16:40 PM

Hello,

I tried the operation 'bin+administrator password'. The virus is still clearly visible on my memory stick after that.

Thank you for your help anyway.

Best wishes,
Title: Re: Avast_Mac Vs Vikikurva.exe ?
Post by: Jan Gahura on August 13, 2012, 10:31:05 AM
Maybe it's an issue with the memory stick. What type of memory stick do you have? I mean the precise type and vendor.

Thanks,
Jan