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Offline Loco

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Got trial ver.got a virus too!
« on: October 11, 2003, 06:56:35 PM »
 >:(

O.k finally got rid of the 2yr old and outdated norton,
and downloaded the anti-virus (great prog) found a virus that was missed it is called HLLP-Vova 10.1b and as it was there when i scanned (before creating a database)  i dont seem to me able to repair the file can i just delete User Dat. or is that bad?

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Re:Got trial ver.got a virus too!
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2003, 07:59:04 PM »
If avast reports the user.dat as infected, it could (very) likly be a false alarm. Please check it with a second Scanner like this one: http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html You may have to Zip it , because it has a limit of 1 Mb.


Some descriptions can be found here: http://www.virusbtn.com/resources/vgrep/vgrep.cgi?terms=HLLP-Vova&product=0

What Windows do you use? Win98? If so you may get rid of that false alarm by using using "regedit /fix /nop" under plain DOS.

BTW: If you delete the user.dat Windows would not start anymore, the file contains parts of the Windowsregistry.!

« Last Edit: October 11, 2003, 08:23:33 PM by raman »
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Re:Got trial ver.got a virus too!
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2003, 09:30:55 PM »
 :-\

hey got the online scanner to have a look at the file it says it's clear so i'll have to trust it. btw my OS is an always updated ME can i turn the warning off like in 98??

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Re:Got trial ver.got a virus too!
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2003, 09:43:46 PM »
You can try a regedit /fix /nop inside a Win-me Dosbox. It should not "hurt", and maybe works too. Close all not neccessary programms befor doing so.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2003, 09:44:39 PM by raman »
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Re:Got trial ver.got a virus too!
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2003, 04:21:25 PM »
If avast reports the user.dat as infected, it could (very) likly be a false alarm. Please check it with a second Scanner like this one: http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html You may have to Zip it , because it has a limit of 1 Mb.

I think the best "second" scanner (Backup scanning, without resident providers) is BitDefenderFree 7.0. See:
Having a layered defence could save you! and Freeware completely compatible with avast! on XP Pro  ;)



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