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ukash pup not found
« on: May 05, 2013, 02:44:16 PM »
Hello,
I had ukash pup/trojan but avast did not find it. I have found the problem file using spy hunter and moved it away so it didnt start at login.
So, I would like to send the file to avast, but I am not sure how?
Thanks!

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Re: ukash pup not found
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 03:56:37 PM »
What was the file name and location of this detection ?

By default avast doesn't scan for PUPs
Potentially Unwanted Program - See http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci1066761,00.html. Not included in this definition are tools which can be used for good or evil, some have been legitimately installed for a specifically good purpose, but could have been unknowing installed for a malicious purpose.

Not all antivirus programs scan for PUPs and avast has it turned off by default (an exception being the boot-time scan).

You can change the avast scan settings to scan for PUPs, but that in its own right brings other issues. The user has to be aware of what a PUP classification is, what is installed on your system and what it does, then the hardest part determine why this would be considered a PUP and what action to take.
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Re: ukash pup not found
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 01:34:45 PM »
I selected scanning PUPs (also tried boot time scan from safe mode). Also AVIRA Antivir did not find it, but I sent the file to them and after the newest updates today it finds the virus.
I can just attach the file to forum if it is ok? it was 8757380.dll in C://Users/My UserName/8757380.dll
To be honest, I dont want to spend too much time in this, I am just trying to be helpful. If there is a way to submit it to avast, let me know otherwise let it be...

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Re: ukash pup not found
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 02:46:12 PM »
No attaching suspect files to the forum is a no, no, as should it be detected it would be blocking the topic and possibly worse the forum.

That is why there is a restriction on what files can be attached.

You can send the sample to avast as undetected malware. From the avastUI > Support > scroll down to the 'Report files to the avast! virus lab' Submit to virus lab... button, use the next window to navigate to the suspect file.
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Re: ukash pup not found
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 04:21:20 PM »
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Also AVIRA Antivir did not find it,
does this man you have avast and Avira installed?

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Re: ukash pup not found
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 06:25:30 PM »
Thanks, I have submitted it using the support menu now. Today I got message from MalwareBytes also and they updated their definitions and their new definitions also identify this file as unwanted application/trojan. Also I now remember that I did this before (but after making the forum post I think), but I now also made a manual definition update so I saw the file was being uploaded. We will see how long it takes before Avast does anything about it.

Yes, I have now avast and avira installed together. I used to have avast in some machines and avira on some other machines, but now I see it may be better to have them both. At least avira/malwarebytes seems to respond much quicker in this specific case. Of course it means nothing in general but I hope avast can update their definitions by tomorrow at least.

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Re: ukash pup not found
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 07:11:54 PM »
Having two resident anti-virus scanners installed is one too many and not recommended as rather than provide twice the protection it can cause conflicts that could leave you more vulnerable.
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