Trojan Attack

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ~bk, May 23, 2005.

  1. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    Well I got a trojan in my computer. I used AVG to find it. It said it can't be removed because it's archived. So I just went to the folder which had the file and deleted it. Anything else I need to do? Just want to be sure my computer is clean.
     
  2. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    Here's a log:

    Looks alright?
     
  3. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    What was the name of the trojan?

    I noticed you have nod32 and AVG both on your rig..are you sure it wasent a false positive from AVG relaying off nod32?...just curious?

    Also I would like to add that using a trojan scan program like "trojan remover 30day trial" or "a-squared free" along with a good anti virus helps make sure your clean from malware. :)
     
  4. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    scan in safe mode, will probably help
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You can't scan with AVG in safemode; also, as stated, you should NEVER run two AV programs at the same time. If the trojan was inside a jar archive, and you are using Sun's java, you are OK, just delete the archive. Those are mostly CWS java-byte verify exploits that only affect the native MSJVM.
     
  6. ~bk

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    Well right now, it's just working fine. I just uninstalled NOD32. At that time, I couldn't as AVG was scanning. I also scanned my computer later on with HouseCall, and it didn't find anything.

    Should I post a new log?

    edit: Someone has just recommended PestPatrol to me? Should I use that instead of AVG? I need a new AV scanner. :p
     
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  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    DO NOT USE PP, they have a very bad history. AVG is a perfectly fine AV program, I run it on all of my Windows PC's.
     
  8. ~bk

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    Hmm, but is AVG free?
     
  9. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Yup!
     
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    AVG has both a FREE and pay version. Also I wonder if the "archived" part is related to a system restore point. If you box is stable you may want to disable system restore, do a scan, and then enable it again after the scan checks out ok. I know most AV's don't/can't scan restore points and would allow a trojan/virus to just be restored if that point (or future points) were used.
     
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  11. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I'd personally recommend NOD32 over AVG, but it isn't free. Your call though. :)
     
  12. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    No, I guess everything is fine now. My PC is working pretty good. Also, could you please post a link to download a free AVG?
     
  13. Xie

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    I've never used either. I'd recommend KAV (though it's NOT free). :p

    *sorry as this isn't really helpful*
     
  14. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    ~bk I Political User

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    Okay, I uninstalled PestPatrol. Using AVG Free Edition now. Thanks j79zlr and all other members. :)
     
  16. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    There's a free version of KAV 5 (Personal) not less effective than the Pro version and, as Xie mentionned, it IS able to scan Restore Points.
    My 0.2 cents... as I'm a KAV 5 (Pro) user ;)
     
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