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Lancer995

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Win32: Somoto-F
« on: June 17, 2013, 12:48:45 AM »
Hi, i am mainly posting this since I freak out about everything and was really worried. The other night was dling stuff and I trusted stuff blah blah blah anyways I was worried so I schedualed a boot scan with avast. When I saw that 2 things were infected with win32: Somoto-F. I was hoping everything got cleared up when the scan found the stuff I told it to delete the stuff. I guess I'm really paranoided but I just wanted to get some feebback that everything is good since this computer has alot that I could lose on it.

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Re: Win32: Somoto-F
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 01:11:39 AM »
Never delete always put things in the virus chest.
Delete = no recourse   
Virus Chest =  putting things in a safe place with the chance to recover if it's a false positive.   
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Re: Win32: Somoto-F
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 01:18:05 AM »
well thanks for the tip I will def start doing that but anybody know what that file was? Like i said main reasons why I posted it was I thought it was like a serious risk to my computer
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Re: Win32: Somoto-F
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 02:00:26 AM »
Since you chose to delete the file, it's impossible to give you further information.
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Re: Win32: Somoto-F
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 02:20:46 AM »
well thanks for the tip I will def start doing that but anybody know what that file was? Like i said main reasons why I posted it was I thought it was like a serious risk to my computer

Without the file name and location it isn't possible to even speculate ?

Was there a PUP suffix in the detection ?
e.g. win32:somoto-F [pup] as this Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) may or may not be as serious as you might think. PUPs can be tools/programs which can be used for good or evil, depending who installed it, etc. to determine why it might be considered a PUP we would need the information asked for.
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Re: Win32: Somoto-F
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 06:08:07 AM »
the file was probably betterinstaller.exe.  some toolbar crap from somoto

if you google these you find lots of info


Somoto BetterInstaller
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/threat-center/threat-analyses/adware-and-puas/Somoto%20BetterInstaller/detailed-analysis.aspx



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