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Offline richie021501

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Is putting malware into the virus chest all I have to do?
« on: November 12, 2020, 05:52:43 AM »
So earlier today I noticed that my computer was having several problems, including:

-extremely laggy mouse movement (I would move the mouse and the cursor wouldn't register until a few seconds later)
-windows recognized my internet connection as a brand new connection even though it's the one I've always used.
-the Avast firewall was turned off and I couldn't turn it back on.

After running a scan with Avast, it found one harmful file, called win32:dangeroussig. I had Avast place this file in the virus chest. Ever since I did this, my computer has been running fine and I have been able to turn the firewall back on so I am assuming that this file was responsible for my previously mentioned issues.

I was wondering if there is anything else I need to do on my end to protect my computer. I have since read about this malware and have learned that it is a very dangerous form of malware that can corrupt registry files and open your PC up to remote hackers. Is it possible that my computer could still be at risk of this happening? Or is placing the file in the chest all I need to do to keep my computer safe? I was thinking about wiping my computer just to be on the safe side but I would rather not do so unless absolutely necessary.

Thanks in advance!

Offline rocksteady

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Re: Is putting malware into the virus chest all I have to do?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 10:14:25 AM »
@richie021501.
You would be best to ask your question here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=4.0
The Forum malware specialist volunteers visit that section and are more likely to see your question and give advice.

With the malware quarantined in the Avast virus chest you are protected from that instance.
From the virus chest you should be able to send the item off for analysis.

If I were you, I would perform a Full Scan of your PC at this time to give confidence that no other malware is on it.

Offline richie021501

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Re: Is putting malware into the virus chest all I have to do?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 08:30:12 PM »
Thanks! I will do that