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Offline colincr

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Virus not detected by avast
« on: May 02, 2005, 07:08:48 PM »
Hi.  Decided to run a online scan by mcafee and it detedted a virus on my computer.  Though maybe could be a false positive so tested with house scan as well and same virus detected.  Avast did not detect it so i was wondering whether there was a e-mail address i could send the virus file to avast so they can add it to their definitions?
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Re: Virus not detected by avast
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2005, 07:11:57 PM »
Hi.  Decided to run a online scan by mcafee and it detedted a virus on my computer.  Though maybe could be a false positive so tested with house scan as well and same virus detected.  Avast did not detect it so i was wondering whether there was a e-mail address i could send the virus file to avast so they can add it to their definitions?

Send an email to any of these addresses:
virus (at) avast.com
vlk (at) avast.com
rypacek (at) asw.cz

Or upload to the any of these anonymous ftp servers:
ftp://ftp.asw.cz/incoming
ftp://www2.asw.cz/incoming

If you can post more info about the file or the virus it will be good  8)
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Re: Virus not detected by avast
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2005, 07:19:55 PM »
well, the virus is somewhere within a zip file named
javainstaller.jar-3c936701-66036217.zip
it is in the directory
C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar
There is also a file named
javainstaller.jar-3c936701-66036217.idx
in the same folder as the virus file. 
Cant remember exactly what the virus was called now.  I will try and find out.


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Re: Virus not detected by avast
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2005, 08:03:36 PM »

javainstaller.jar-3c936701-66036217.zip


Did you do a complete thorough scan with avast with ARCHIVE scanning enabled ??

(the avast standard-Shield by default doesn't scan archives)

also you want to secure your browser a bit better; see "VirusRemoval" below in my sig ;)

Offline colincr

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Re: Virus not detected by avast
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2005, 08:13:52 PM »
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Did you do a complete thorough scan with avast with ARCHIVE scanning enabled ??

(the avast standard-Shield by default doesn't scan archives)
Avast is set to scan archive files so it should have been scanned.  I will have a look at your links.
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Colin