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about trojans...
« on: September 30, 2004, 10:31:24 PM »
hi all, i have some questions  ???
1)what's the difference between Win32:Trojan-gen.{Other} and Win32:Trojan-gen.{VC}?
2)it's the third time in this week that i find an infected file with one of this two kinds of trojan. all in the \System Volume Information\_restore{...}\RPXXX\ directory. is it normal?

thanx for your replies

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Re:about trojans...
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004, 10:34:21 PM »
Disable system restore, reboot and it will be gone.

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2004, 10:46:30 PM »
arnous:
Follow Eddy's advice. If you intend to use System restore, besure to turn it back on after you reboot.
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Re:about trojans...
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2004, 10:50:59 PM »
what will be the consequence of disabling system restore? and what's  the utility of having it if it brings you trojans?

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2004, 11:02:18 PM »
System restore doesn't bring trojans. They are false positives. The way windows compress/codes the things in the system restore folder, give some files there the same signature as some malware.

System restore (only implemented in ME and XP) is Microsofts effort to make it easier for users to recover their system after a crash. Unfortunatly, it is not working as they want it to.

Instead of using system restore a image of the working system and regular backups is a much better way to restore a system when something is really going wrong.

System restore normally also uses a lot of diskspace. (You can change that in the settings)

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Re:about trojans...
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2004, 11:08:09 PM »
you're right!!! it was using 3Go of my disk space!!! thank you a lot for your clarification!

what about my first question?

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2004, 11:15:07 PM »
ok, your first Q.

gen is short for generic/generall. It is just a name for things that have the same "characteristics"

What stand between {} is the language which is used to code the malware in, if I am correct.

VB=Visual Basic
VC=Visual C(++)?
Other=well, guess what..... ;) Other programming language.

I may be wrong with this (don't think so) but if I am, I'm sure someone will correct me ;D

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Re:about trojans...
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2004, 11:25:23 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2004, 11:32:37 PM »
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