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Another virus found!!
« on: November 09, 2004, 03:32:46 PM »
Today my Avast virus defs were updated. Avast then found a virus in my Tuneup utilities 2004 folder. The file is part of the tuneup install, and has always been there. S ee screenshot!  Last week Avast found a file in my Window Washer folder, and claimed it was a virus. It was nothing more than the auto update feature in WW, and is easily turned off in the program itself.

Any idea why Avast is flagging this file in my Tuneup folder??

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2004, 04:10:34 PM »
Try scanning your PC with Trend Micro House call

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Disable the resident standard shield before running the online scan.


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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2004, 04:18:38 PM »
Try scanning your PC with Trend Micro House call

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Disable the resident standard shield before running the online scan.



Comes up clean with the Trend micro scan. Whats weird is I tried uploading it to scan at jotti. I got the following responce.

"The file you uploaded is 0 bytes. It is very likely a firewall or a piece of malware is prohibiting you from uploading this file"

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2004, 04:30:44 PM »
I was easily able to upload the file on the KAV online scanner. KAV also gives me a clean bill of health.  I really think the Avast team needs to re-think some of these virus detections. I don't want to start having to pick my software apart!

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2004, 04:36:37 PM »
Try scanning your PC with Trend Micro House call

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Disable the resident standard shield before running the online scan.



Comes up clean with the Trend micro scan. Whats weird is I tried uploading it to scan at jotti. I got the following responce.

"The file you uploaded is 0 bytes. It is very likely a firewall or a piece of malware is prohibiting you from uploading this file"

Tipton

Sorry, it was Avast that was keeping the file from being up-loaded. I turned Avasts resident scanner off, and the file uploaded fine. Heres the jotti results!

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2004, 05:34:52 PM »
Seems to be a false alarm, sorry. We'll check it.

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2004, 08:25:35 PM »
Seems to be a false alarm, sorry. We'll check it.

Igor, for me the same, a false positive of Win32:Torxy [Trj] into TUBasic.bpl  :P
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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2004, 08:46:02 PM »
It's a proxy trojan :)
« Last Edit: November 09, 2004, 08:48:27 PM by Christopher »

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2004, 08:56:17 PM »
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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2004, 09:02:00 PM »
The real thing is a proxy trojan, which means:

These Trojans function as a proxy server and provide anonymous access to the Internet from victim machines. Today these Trojans are very popular with spammers who always need additional machines for mass mailings. Virus coders will often include Trojan-proxies in Trojan packs and sell networks of infected machines to spammers.

The file identified by avast! as Win32:Torxy [Trj] is a FP
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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2004, 10:39:05 PM »
i have the same problem.
it's the second false positive detected by avast after the autoclk.exe file (in the windows directory) which seems to be created by my modem S@gem 800-840 installation.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2004, 10:51:31 PM by Anas »

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2004, 11:23:16 PM »
I'm having the same problem. Avast keeps identifying TUBasic.bpl as a trojan, when I'm pretty sure it's clean. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the program (TuneUp), with a reboot, and Avast still thinks that file's a trojan.

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2004, 11:46:42 PM »
Same here. It's now sitting in the chest waiting for your answer. Checked out clean everywhere else.
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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2004, 12:14:16 AM »
Seems to be a false alarm, sorry. We'll check it.

Igor, while you are at it, can you please check out the file that Avast flags as a virus from this thread.

 http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=8298

It too is a false positive in my opinion. It is part of Window washers auto check for updates, and is easily turned off in the program itself.

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Re:Another virus found!!
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2004, 03:10:04 AM »
Same here. It's now sitting in the chest waiting for your answer. Checked out clean everywhere else.

I found out what the file is for in the Tuneup program. Its for your right click tuneup shredder! If you move that file to the chest like you did Bob, your tune up shredder will no longer work. See my screenshot of the application failing to start. Also, I found out if you move it to the Avast virus chest, that the option to restore it is grayed out.  See other screen shot!  

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