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Offline Jeff5886

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Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« on: December 14, 2003, 05:54:11 PM »
This Anti-Virus Program Sucks!!!

It moved 663 files into the virus chest.  It moves files that i as a programer have made and said it had viruses!!!!  What the hell?!?!  Then i tried to restore all of the files back to there original location, after it was done, THERE ARE STILL 663 FILES IN THE VIRUS CHEST. Please tell me what the hell is going on and how to fix this so i can delete this horrid program!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2003, 05:58:16 PM »
Plus, all of my System Restore points have been deleted by this horrible program!!!!  WTF!

How do i fix this!!

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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2003, 06:02:29 PM »
What Virus was reported?
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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2003, 06:53:24 PM »
Please, be calm, avast! works perfectly and does its part of the job...
How could you have 663 infected files?
Why after all you are complaint with avast! which, anyway, caught the virus files?

Could you answer raman's question?  ;)
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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2003, 06:56:39 PM »
Please, be calm, avast! works perfectly and does its part of the job...
How could you have 663 infected files?
Why after all you are complaint with avast! which, anyway, caught the virus files?

Could you answer raman's question?  ;)

All files were infected with the Win32:Jeefo Virus.

This virus has caused me no trouble at all.  And Also, back to my quetion, why are my files not being resotred after i have hit the restore button.

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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2003, 07:08:58 PM »
You people are not answering my question.

HOW DO I MOVE MY FILES OUT OF THE TREASURE CHEST?????????

I have selected the files and clicked on restore, and it hasnt resotred any of them.


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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2003, 07:43:40 PM »
Can i please get some help!!!!!!!!!!

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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2003, 08:07:10 PM »
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I have selected the files and clicked on restore, and it hasnt resotred any of them.

Any error messages? Can you extract the files (in contrast to 'restore')?

What kind of files did you move to the chest? Give me some examples of file names. Are they all EXE files?

Given the big count of files reported as infected, it's really very likely that these files really are infected (i.e. no false alarms, no kidding). I mean, the fact the you programmed the programs doesn't necessarily mean they're clean -- they can be very welll infected (every average virus can infect arbitrary program, no matter whether it's MS Word or your home-made DVD database...).

I'm sorry but that's the way it is -- now let's concentrate on how to remove the beast...

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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2003, 08:11:03 PM »
No error messages.

I click on a file, hit restore, then it automaticly refreshes the list of infected files, and guess what, the file i just tryed to restore is still there in the chest!!!

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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2003, 08:11:55 PM »
And if the files are all infected the fine, i dont care.  i just want these files out of the virus chest.

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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2003, 08:12:36 PM »
Vlk is right this is not a false positive.  they need to be removed avast is doing its job well. So please calm down so we can help you
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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2003, 08:14:14 PM »
The restored files do stay in the chest! That's a feature!
They're just copied back to their original location -- are you saying that they're not in your case?
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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2003, 08:22:43 PM »
The restored files do stay in the chest! That's a feature!
They're just copied back to their original location -- are you saying that they're not in your case?

Well first off, the virus chest file is 2.47 gigs large.  i need that hard drive space back.  Also, now some of my programs dont work.  Some of the icons are not displayed properly for some of my programs.  And, all of my system resotre points are gone.

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Re:Program Messed up entire computer!!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2003, 08:23:15 PM »
According to the Symantec online virus encyclopaedia http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.jeefo.html all files infected by this virus increased by 36,352 bytes in size (including your own programs).

I understand that you want the files back -- but realize that once you activate any single one of them, the infection will come again...

Please stop blaming avast -- there is not much we can do about the fact that your 633 files were infected even before you installed it... :-\


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