Author Topic: Avast Free Failed to detect HDD Low Malware  (Read 2463 times)

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estinson

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Avast Free Failed to detect HDD Low Malware
« on: December 30, 2010, 05:04:43 PM »
System is now clean, but Avast did not detect this at all. It also had infected Adobe Reader Speed launcher (Version 7) executable and was re-installing via this exe. I am unsure of original infection vector, maybe a PDF exploit (guess) since the version of Acrobat is old. This was a customers PC, I can only recommend they upgrade that software but I doubt they will.
Latest version of Avast Free is installed and up to date.

swarnava

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Re: Avast Free Failed to detect HDD Low Malware
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 05:09:52 PM »
if you think that your pc still infected..then scan with MalwareBytes

link here:- http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup-1.50.1.1100.exe

update MBAM before scan..post log here


Silk0

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Re: Avast Free Failed to detect HDD Low Malware
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 05:12:19 PM »
estinson just said that the system is clear now. Read before post.

estinson, next time post on the right place, here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=4.0

About the file... can you send over to Avast! so they can add on the database?

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Re: Avast Free Failed to detect HDD Low Malware
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 05:18:57 PM »
Even if you are clean this removal guide may be of interest to read ?
and as SilkO say, if you have the file send it to avast



Remove HDD Low (Uninstall Guide)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-hdd-low

estinson

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Re: Avast Free Failed to detect HDD Low Malware
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 05:19:16 PM »
Oh! Sorry about the incorrect posting spot. Unfortunately I do not have a sample to submit, I had to get the system clean and back out the door. I first tried removing it manually, but it came back so I used rkill and MBAM to fully clean it.
Using RKill is what pointed me to the infected acrobat speed launcher executable.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2010, 05:21:18 PM by estinson »