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Offline kathleent

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Security of Chest
« on: December 22, 2012, 07:35:20 PM »
I scanned my computer last night and AVAST! found Win32:Trojan-gen. I clicked "Chest". Is my computer now free of any risk from this trojan -- can I do financial business on my computer and this particular trojan poses no risk?
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Re: Security of Chest
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 07:38:32 PM »
Is my computer now free of any risk from this trojan -- can I do financial business on my computer and this particular trojan poses no risk?
Thanks.

To be sure, please attach your logs. (AdwCleaner, MBAM, OTL and aswMBR..!!)
Instructions: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.9.6660.IBC [UI.670] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.15 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.2
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 94.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.13 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.85
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Re: Security of Chest
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 09:48:02 PM »
I scanned my computer last night and AVAST! found Win32:Trojan-gen. I clicked "Chest". Is my computer now free of any risk from this trojan -- can I do financial business on my computer and this particular trojan poses no risk?
Thanks.
Clean, Quarantine, or Delete?
http://antivirus.about.com/b/2007/03/11/clean-quarantine-or-delete.htm


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The avast! Virus Chest is a safe and completely isolated place, or a 'quarantine' area in other words, for storing potentially harmful files away from the rest of the operating system. Files inside the Virus Chest are not accessible for any outside process, software application or virus and also cannot be run there. If you double-click a file, by accident or otherwise, you will not run it. Instead, the file properties will be displayed. This is a simple safety feature to prevent infected files being run accidentally and potentially causing damage to your computer. There is no danger in storing files there. Using the Virus Chest is described in the following sections:
https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1406


but if you are suspicious and want to know if you are clean....follow the guide Asyn gave you, and a removal expert will check the logs   ;)


« Last Edit: December 22, 2012, 09:49:41 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Security of Chest
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 09:52:30 PM »
@    kathleent
What was the file name and location ?
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