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Offline cerealkiller

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This sounds scary but...how do I remove a decompression bomb?
« on: February 11, 2010, 10:04:38 PM »
my avast shows me that I have a decompression bomb, probably left from my Your PC Protector virus. I t is apparently working because after every scan I have more infected files. I feel like this is a race against the clock so How should I proceed???

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Re: This sounds scary but...how do I remove a decompression bomb?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 10:08:09 PM »
my avast shows me that I have a decompression bomb, probably left from my Your PC Protector virus. I t is apparently working because after every scan I have more infected files. I feel like this is a race against the clock so How should I proceed???

Hi and slow down  ;) you don't have to remove anything. A decompression bomb in this context only means that avast cannot scan a file because the level of compression is too high, or it contains multiple sub-archives. It would take ages to scan that. So this has nothing to do with malware okay  ;)

ps: your PC Protector issue is something else, a serious issue, but something else.
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Re: This sounds scary but...how do I remove a decompression bomb?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010, 10:14:40 PM »
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=55478.0

yeah I know, I saw it before...wondering if there's still a rogue you haven't heard of...nice job  ;)
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Re: This sounds scary but...how do I remove a decompression bomb?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 10:33:42 PM »
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=55478.0

yeah I know, I saw it before...wondering if there's still a rogue you haven't heard of...nice job  ;)
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