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Offline envyoncoast

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threat has been detected (no popup message)
« on: July 24, 2010, 05:26:17 AM »
So today I heard the avast message "Threat has been detected". However, there was no display of anything or a message of any kind. I've done a quick scan and a full scan but nothing seems to be infected or wrong. Please help.

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Re: threat has been detected (no popup message)
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 07:00:31 AM »
welcome to forum. avast have blocked the threat so your safe. but strange that is not shown a screen for that then. could you have been modifying avast default settings perhaps so that it should not show virus notifications? if not it might be a bug.

hope this will do for you. 
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Re: threat has been detected (no popup message)
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 09:48:40 AM »
What version of Avast are you using?  If you are using 5.0, go under the GUI > Settings > Sounds > make sure all the boxes are checked off....this is the default for sounds.

When you did your scans, is there anything sitting in your Virus Chest...assuming you didn't change the default settings of Avast?

You may want to run an MBAM (Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware) scan as another opinion:

·   Download free http://www.malwarebytes.org/ for an on-demand scanner.
·   Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
·   After install, click update so you have latest database before scanning.
·   Under Settings:
o   General: Automatically Save File After Scan Completes is checked off
o   Scanner SettingsCheck all boxes
o   Updater: Download and install update if available is checked off
·   Once the program has loaded, select "Perform FULL Scan", then click Scan.
·   The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
·   When the disinfection scan is complete, a log will appear in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note).
·   Click the “remove selected” button to quarantine anything found.  You will find the infection details under the Quarantine tab.
·   The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
·   Copy & Paste the entire report in your next reply.

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts -- Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process; If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

If you come out clean and you have a 32-bit machine, try doing a Boot-time scan with Avast.

Also, please list any other security software you have on your machine, both current and previous (and how you removed them).  Thank you.

 




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