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Offline billshintos

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Win32: Trojan-gen
« on: September 06, 2004, 08:23:30 PM »
Sorry I am sure you hear this alot but I just installed Avast and ran the virus check and it found virus Win32: Trojan-gen.  What is it and what should I do?  I can't repair it... should i delete it or what?  I don't know how to use this program...

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2004, 09:13:23 PM »
Hi, first of all, can you answer these questions please?

Which OS are you using? and what is the path and file name Avast reports?

If you answer these I'm sure one of the experts will be along to help you.

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2004, 10:57:09 PM »
I've got the same problem.  The virus name is Win32:Trojan-gen. {UPX!}  The file name is c:\windows\olehelp.exe and the VPS version is 0436-4, 09/03/2004  My OS is Windows XP Home Edition.  Please help, I don't know what to do! ???

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2004, 11:44:37 PM »
Cappysocks
Welcome to the forum.
Please get, and run Eddy's Program. See Shortcuts for ALL to USE in my signature for the link.
Come back here and let us know what you've found.
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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2004, 07:49:16 AM »
Thank you Bob.  Ok, so I downloaded, and ran the analyzer, and it turned out a really long list of bad, and a really long list of good.  I don't know what to do from here.  Am I supposed to delete all of the items in the bad database?  How do I do that?  I'm sorry, I'm just really bad with computers.  Thanks for all of your help. :)

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2004, 12:00:06 PM »
In the file result.log under the header "THESE ITEMS SHOULD BE REMOVED:" you will find all things that are definatly not belong on your system. Check them in HijackThis and choose fix.

All items in the databases of the analyzer are double checked. If there is something wrong in one of them, I am sure someone would have reported it to me.

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2004, 08:15:30 AM »
In the "THESE ITEMS SHOULD BE REMOVED" list, it first list a couple of files, and then it shows running processes.  I've checked and fixed those above the "running processes" list, but more keep showing up.  And I keep getting an alert that I have the virus.  So when I looked at the result log again, it shows everything that came up after the HijackThis scan.  So I checked everything, and when I clicked fix, I got a warning.  When I fix, is it just going to delete those files?  How do I know that I'm not going to lose something important?  Thank you all for your help!

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2004, 10:59:25 AM »
Go HERE and follow all 8 steps as explained there.

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2004, 06:37:46 AM »
Ok, just a few more questioins:

Do I need to download Ad-Aware and Spybot s&d?

Should I install the XP security pack 2?

If, or when do I turn system restore back on?

Do I run HijackThis anytime a virus is found, or just when it can't be repaired?

Once again, I appreciate all of your help!  It's great to know that there are decent guys like yourselves who can help people who are not good with computers, like myself.

THANKS!!! ;D

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2004, 02:34:42 PM »
Get and use at least all the applications ment in the first table on that page. Do not turn system restore back on after you have finished cleaning your system unless there is really a reason for you to have it on.

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2004, 03:50:55 PM »
cappysocks
I personally use System Restore. What you must realize, if you make a restore point and your system has a virus, you will get a warning whenever you do a full scan and you can't fix, move or delete the virus because it's in a system protected folder. If this happens, you would then again have to disable System Restore in order to clear the files in that Folder.
Once your system is completely clean of all viruses and malware, you have to decide if you want to restart System Restore or not. This is a personal choice. I feel safer with it enabled but some users would rather not use it because it does use large amounts of HardDrive space.
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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2004, 07:43:09 AM »
Cool!  Thanks, Guys!!! 8)

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2004, 10:26:14 AM »
Hello everybody!

I am new to this forum as I used different AV software until recently. Now I got a warning about Trojan-gen but I know for sure that Avast is crying wolf in this case. The program in question is the Scenario Creating System which is part of third-party add-ons for the TRS2004 train simulator. I added the program file to the exclusion list (I think that's what this list is good for), but on a virus scan this program is still recognized as having the Trojan. Of course I just click on the Proceed button. But I believe that a program file that is on the exclusion list should not be checked in a virus scan. Or should I put the full path to the program file itself on the list and not just the path to its program file?

Thank you for your help,

Dralex

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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2004, 03:31:44 PM »
If you are getting a virus warning that you believe is a false positive, then if you can zip and password protect ('virus', will do) the suspect file and send it to virus @ avast.com (no spaces).

Give a brief outline of the problem, the fact that you believe it to be a false positive and include the password in the body of the email. Some info on the avast version and VPS number (see about avast {right click avast icon}) will also help.

You could also check the offending/suspect file at: Jotti - Multi engine on-line virus scanner www.virusscan.jotti.dhs.org if any other scanners here detect them it is less likely to be a false positive.

HTH David
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Re:Win32: Trojan-gen
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2004, 08:26:42 PM »
Ok, one more thing:


The Spybot- Search & Destroy keeps finding this error, DSO Exploit, and everytime I fix it, but it always comes back.  Is there anything I can do?

Thanks!