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Avast Home Detection Problem
« on: July 15, 2004, 09:35:22 PM »
My brother brought his system back home from college.  He has Avast Home on it with Auto updates enabled and Sygate Personal Firewall.  I had him running his system with a non-administrator account, but he got annoyed with having to switch users to make certain changes and at some point just started using the administrator account for everything......Stupid, but who listens to me.

Now he has some strange variants of Backdoor.Rbot.gen and Backdoor.Spyboter.gen.   Trend Micro House Call Does not detect this on his system, nor does his backup scanner (the name escapes me now).  nor does Avast or Panda online Scan.   Kaspersky Online Scan was the only one that was able to detect it.  

These viruses do some strange things and I haven't really been able to find a variant that matches quite excatly what these are doing.   Maybe I've been out of the virus game for too long to know, but got any ideas on how I can get a description  or get the virus actually detected in a full scan so I can make sure it gets removed with out having to go trial and error by myself.

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Re:Avast Home Detection Problem
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2004, 12:27:40 AM »
Can you forward the viruses to Avast as a password protected ZIP file. make sure you supply the password in a text file. Suggest using something like virus. That way they can analize and make avast better for all of us.
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Re:Avast Home Detection Problem
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2004, 01:36:41 AM »
Pest Patrol does detect this trojan.

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Re:Avast Home Detection Problem
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2004, 01:54:24 AM »
Sorry for this.  I had this virus all isolated on my parents network.   I was working on my brothers computer trying to figure out what this virus was doing.  I leave for an hour and come back and my brother couldn't log on to the network so he imaged his machine poof no more virus and I have no clue what exactly it was......

Oh and as to the above comment Pestpatrol did not detect any of the files as either of these viruses nor did adaware nor did spybot.   That is why I wanted to know what it was, before I simply imaged the machine.

Anyway if he finds a way to get it back.....I certainly will submit these files.


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Re:Avast Home Detection Problem
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2004, 10:53:42 AM »
Hello doggeral,
How did you know he had  variants of Backdoor.Rbot.gen and Backdoor.Spyboter.gen?