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Offline Hermie

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Malware-gen [Trj] found
« on: September 14, 2012, 07:48:00 PM »
Today I have run a start-up scan with Avast Free.
Malware-gen [Trj] was found at C:\Users\Herman\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\SystemCache\6.0\23\3db38257-7979856c
What to do, which option #?
Advice and help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

MBAM quick scan did not detect anything.

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Re: Malware-gen [Trj] found
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 08:47:30 PM »
Allow avast to move it to the chest.

Clear your JAVA cache, Update JAVA. According to your path you have JAVA 6 update 23 and that is an old version, older versions are more likely to have vulnerabilities (which have been fixed in updates) exploited.

We are on JAVA 7 update 5 (or 6) now.
- I would also suggest a visit to this site, which scans your system for out of date programs that have patches to close vulnerabilities, http://secunia.com/software_inspector/.
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Re: Malware-gen [Trj] found
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 09:03:27 PM »
Someone else also posted a similar question. I have the same problem, too. Mine is 3db38257-56998e71

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=105578.0

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Re: Malware-gen [Trj] found
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 09:11:10 PM »
I would follow the same advice, given that this is the JAVA cache, that is essentially a temporary location and ensure that you have the latest version of JAVA.
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Re: Malware-gen [Trj] found
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 12:57:35 PM »
Thanks guys for your replies.
I was unable to find Java on my computer.
Secunia PSI scan: all programs are up-to-date.
Scan by Avast Free: file > chest.
The I have downloaded the newest version of Java (version 7 update 7).
Will run another start up scan this afternoon.
Will report after scan.
Keep tuned.

Best regards, Herman
 

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Re: Malware-gen [Trj] found
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 01:20:34 PM »
You're welcome.

JAVA isn't that easy to find, the C:\Users\Herman\AppData\ folder may be hidden. However installing JAVA 7 'should' remove earlier JAVA versions (but I never rely on that). Check the windows add remove programs/programs and features for any JAVA 6 entry.
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Malware-gen [Trj] found [RESOLVED]
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 06:38:16 PM »
Oh well, everything seems to be "clean" right now.
I wanna say thank you Richard for your great help and support. Thank you!

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Re: Malware-gen [Trj] found
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 07:58:51 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.

It's David though ;D
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Re: Malware-gen [Trj] found [RESOLVED]
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 07:53:55 AM »
Thanks David for great support!