Author Topic: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.  (Read 9178 times)

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DavidCo

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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2011, 03:13:08 PM »
@firefox007

Here is a download link where you can get all the updates for XP
http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/patch-notes.html

A bit time consuming to get all the patches that are post SP3 but....
Remember to apply the latter after you install SP3

In a business environment it is quite normal to have a disc pre-compiled ;D

Nesivos

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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2011, 04:31:35 PM »
I've just noticed that I am infected by the *Amanda* Trojan. It is dangerous; as it hides very well, Avast Free is not removing or finding it, how does anyone feel; how could one could get rid of this *Amanda* Trojan?  Thank You!

I run WinXP, SP2.

Is this the five year old "Amanda" Trojan or is it a variant?

The "Amanda" Trojan has been around for about five years.




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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2011, 10:29:42 PM »
@Nesivos   did you only read the first post ?

YoKenny

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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2011, 10:57:38 PM »
Thanks; I would love to update to SP3, but can't, as MS sees I don't have an OEM copy, and stopped supporting anyway, thanks...

Well, no big surprise then, if you use a non legit XP.
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Read Pondus' post!

firefox007

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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2011, 02:41:43 AM »
Is anyone aware whether or not Avast antivirus has the ability to see & remove the Amanda trojan in particular?  Thank you.

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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2011, 02:52:08 AM »
If you checked the Symantec info link i posted you will see that it is old....so YES
also from the same link you will see that the last OS it was developed for was XP

VirusTotal
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=4cd77802011c8f72a0f4abc544c871aa99e65c00e6402995a98bd39256ecccc0-1322413954


ThreatExpert report - from 2007
http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=2782332e67a80942f078ff79a17ad68e

« Last Edit: December 05, 2011, 03:06:12 AM by Pondus »

firefox007

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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2011, 12:18:57 PM »
thank you all; Is avast supposed to remove Amanda?

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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2011, 12:28:22 PM »
what do you mean ?


DonZ63

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Re: Avast And The *Amanda* Trojan.
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2011, 03:37:39 PM »
Actually if your firewall is properly configured and that includes the Windows firewall, the Shields Up test should show that all your ports are stealthed.