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maxx92

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Avast Home did not find infected files!
« on: November 29, 2004, 10:19:56 PM »
Hi

I service a couple of home users in my neighborhood and I installed Avast on all of them because they called me when they had their systems behave strangely. Avast also found a couple of infected files which I was able to remove/delete. However, when I did a new scan with one of the free online scanners, Symantec's scanner found 4 infected files:

- realplay.exe [w32.spybot.worm]
- host32.exe [w32.spybot.worm]
- g.pif [download.trojan]
- .pif [download.trojan]

Why did Avast not warn me of these? Makes me a tad uncertain whether I recommended the right program.. or did *I* screw up??

Thanks for shedding some light here.

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Re:Avast Home did not find infected files!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004, 01:41:35 AM »
Maxx92, welcome to forums...

Did you test that files against on-line scanners? (many options here: http://www.security-ops.tk/)

Can you send that files for Alwil analysis? (virus (at) avast.com). Thanks.  8)
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maxx92

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Re:Avast Home did not find infected files!
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2004, 06:48:28 PM »
Hi and thanks for your reply. I did send the file to the given address. I am very curious about the outcome..

best
Marc.

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Re:Avast Home did not find infected files!
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2004, 06:53:19 PM »
If something is detected or not, depends not only on the virus database, but also on the settings in Avast.

maxx92

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Re:Avast Home did not find infected files!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2004, 09:23:15 AM »
I agree but I also expect the default settings to see as much as an online scanner. Maybe this is naive? I will re-run a more thorough scan tonight.

best. Marc.

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Re:Avast Home did not find infected files!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2004, 06:41:12 PM »
Hi and thanks for your reply. I did send the file to the given address. I am very curious about the outcome... best Marc.

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