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angel1234

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Help virus alert by avast!!!
« on: January 15, 2008, 12:39:10 AM »
oh please help!!! Avast antivirus has found a virus in system restore, what do i do?!!?!?!?!?!?!

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Re: Help virus alert by avast!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 12:48:42 AM »
I suggest:

1. Disable System Restore and reenable it after step 3.
2. Clean your temporary files.
3. Schedule a boot time scanning with avast with archive scanning turned on.
4. Use SUPERantispyware and/or Spyware Terminator to scan for spywares and trojans. If any infection is detected, better and safer is send the file to Quarantine than to simple delete than.
5. Test your machine with anti-rootkit applications. I suggest AVG or Trend Micro RootkitBuster.
6. Make a HijackThis log to post here or, better, submit the RunScanner log to to on-line analysis.
7. Immunize your system with SpywareBlaster or Windows Advanced Care.
8. Check if you have insecure applications with Secunia Software Inspector.
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angel1234

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Re: Help virus alert by avast!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 12:54:59 AM »
Well, I used to have a few trojans adware, but i've never detected any suspecous activity...And people tell me these steps:
1.Turn off system restore
2.reboot
3.turn back on
4.run scan with AV

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Help virus alert by avast!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 12:56:14 AM »
And people tell me these steps:
Good steps... I suggested them too... just a few others ;)
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angel1234

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Re: Help virus alert by avast!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008, 03:41:17 PM »
well now i know what's been causing my computer to shut down right after turning on  ;D

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Re: Help virus alert by avast!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 03:42:27 PM »
well now i know what's been causing my computer to shut down right after turning on  ;D
And then? What was it?
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angel1234

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Re: Help virus alert by avast!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 10:35:09 PM »
Some kind of virus

CharleyO

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Re: Help virus alert by avast!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 11:37:20 PM »
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A little more information about said virus would help us and many others. Can you five more info?


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