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Avast found Win 32 Adware-gen but can't move files
« on: January 11, 2009, 12:18:19 PM »

I am running a boot advast scan and it has found quite a lot of files that are infected by Win 32 Adware gen. The first lots were in System 32 folder and I managed to move some of those to the chest, but others wouldn't move and the only thing it would let me do was delete...

The files its now finding are in the temp folders and it wont let me put them in the chest or delete them, so I'm having to press ignore.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get rid of this?

I wanted to use firefox browser from now on, but when i try to install it it says thefile is corupt (i've tried downloading it from the Mozilla website and from a CD).

I'm running Windows VISTA home edition.


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Re: Avast found Win 32 Adware-gen but can't move files
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 04:12:42 PM »
There really is insufficient information to give detailed advice.

Why could avast not move those files to the chest, what errors/message was given ?
Deletion isn't really a good first option (you have none left), 'first do no harm' don't delete, send virus to the chest and investigate.

What is the infected file name, where was it found e.g. (C:\windows\system32\ ? 
Check the avast! C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\report\aswBoot.txt file using notepad, this contains information on all avast detections during a boot-time scan. This file would be overwritten on the next boot-time scan so if you have done another the other data would be gone.

Again why wont it let you send files in the temp folders to the chest.

It could be an infection present on your system which is undetected or hidden by rootkit.

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Re: Avast found Win 32 Adware-gen but can't move files
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 05:52:32 PM »
I suggest:

1. Clean your temporary files.
2. Schedule a boot time scanning with avast with archive scanning turned on. If avast does not detect it, you can try DrWeb CureIT! instead.
3. Use SUPERantispyware, MBAM 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 them.
4. Test your machine with anti-rootkit applications. I suggest avast! antirootkit or Trend Micro RootkitBuster.
5. Make a HijackThis log to post here or this analysis site. Or even submit the RunScanner log to to on-line analysis.
6. Disable System Restore and then reenable it again.
7. Immunize your system with SpywareBlaster.
8. Check if you have insecure applications with Secunia Software Inspector.
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