I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and while clicking on a link trying to find the lyrics to a certain song last night, Avast alerted me to a Virus/Worm. It went through the whole routine of freezing everything up and not being able to close the windows, but eventually I instructed Avast to delete it. I then did a full Avast scan in safe mode and everything was clean except for this one line:
Name Of File
C:\Documents and Settings\Sean\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SEIGLIUM\search.htm
Infection: HTML:Iframe-inf (it could be lframe-inf but I couldn't tell from the readout)
Is this anything to worry about? Is it safe to assume that since it was in the Temporary Internet Files folder for IE5 and not in a System folder then it's not that much of a threat? Since I'm running IE7, do I even need any IE5 files? Couldn't I just delete the entire IE5 content folder?
Today, I did another half a dozen full scans in safe mode with Malewarebytes' Anti-Malware, SUPERAntiSpyware, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, a-squared, RogueRemover, etc. and they all came up clean. Please advise me of anything else I can do that might help.
I am going to run another full Avast scan tonight in safe mode just to be sure that it's completely gone. Also, I notice that when I run Avast in safe mode it says, "Resident Protection: Disabled" - is this normal? It's usually set to either Normal or Custom depending on the application. If this scan also comes up clean, am I then OK?