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yuyu

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about "cannot update" problem
« on: March 12, 2006, 10:54:57 PM »
 Recently I faced the same problem. Web connectivity was ok for Internet Explorer, Opera, Miranda & TheBat!, though there was no ways to update avast! antivirus both automatically and manually... Also I lost language panel functionality [!!and the ability to run any TCP diagnostics!!]. I checked  Windows XP firewall & proxy settings thoroughly, but everything was fine there. I tried to repair and reinstalled avast! and Windows XP a couple of times, but with no result. That drived me mad finally. Being unable to update my virus database (which was already about 2weeks obsolete) I downloaded the "big" vpsupd.exe and ran it, so theh I was sure to be 'up-to-date'.Then I did a complete system scan and I got a warning from avast! "Sign of "Win32:Feebs-J [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\msof32.dll\[Upack]" file".  After letting avast! to remove the virus and rebooting, everything came the way it should be.
 I would like to mention that this happened at my work computer, when  I set avast! not to autoupdate, I  usually updaded it 1-2 times a week manually. Perhaps doind that I myself had left my computer unprotected for some while...
 My story is self-explaining.
 I would like to thank the avast! team for a great work. I use your program for about 2.5 years.

PS. after some investigations i found the source for js-feebs virus, that appeared to be a zipped 'secure mail' *.hta file arrived by mail.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2006, 11:51:48 PM by yuyu »

CharleyO

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Re: about "cannot update" problem
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006, 12:09:44 AM »
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Welcome to the forums, yuyu.    :)

Thank you for posting the story of your problem. Hopefully, this will inspire others to leave auto-updates on so that updates are aquired as soon as possible.

Please come back often, learn more, and maybe help others.    :)


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Offline Lisandro

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Re: about "cannot update" problem
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006, 02:45:05 AM »
I use your program for about 2.5 years.
Well, it's great to have you in forums now. After all these years you seem to have some experiences to change.
Please, logon more frequently and try to help the others  ;)
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