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« on: August 15, 2011, 08:59 AM »

twice now in the past couple of days I have recieved "Threat detected" from my Avast virus protection. No other site has done this before. All is cool because my pc was protected but..... Cool

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 10:29 AM »

Another testament to running a decent anti-virus and keeping it up to date.

I actually ended up with a Trojan Thursday too, pretty serious one I guess. Interesting thing is I did not have a browser or email open at the the time for it to come in through. I was doing a cleaning, maintenance, backup at the time and it was residing in my temp folder, not my browser temp but Windows and I had just opened it to delete files. My virus program flagged it, quarantined it and I said to clean it but it left the two files it had identified in there still. A manual delete, quick web search for other symptoms of the Trojan and a look through my system confirmed I had never actually been infected but somewhere along the line something got those two files on my computer but didn't get them activated to install the virus.

I've been using Microsoft's free Security Essentials, I haven't noticed a significant hit on performance with it and it's successfully flagged a couple threats now and although it didn't remove those two files it said carried a Trojan it had kept them from being activated so it did its job.


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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 01:55 PM »

Might want to download malwarebytes and run it.

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 04:30 PM »

Might want to download malwarebytes and run it.

+ 1 to what Steve says or the "five pound hammer" is combofix

I run Avast and avg on most of the machines under my control.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 07:25 PM »

I've been using ClamXav which is the mac version of the open source Clamav anti virus.  So far its been pretty good and has caught a lot of PC native viruses in e-mails sent to me by my PC using friends.  Seems fast enough without a huge resource footprint and is updated as often or more often then the big name software.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 09:17 PM »

^ this.  combofixx is a lifesaver as well

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 10:59 PM »

Thanks for the link Steve, program quick and easy.

I use Firefox, Avast, Windows Defender, and AdAware

Malwarebytes report

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 358504
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 26 minute(s), 48 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011, 02:12 PM »

thanks steve.i,prolly, neads dis badlee

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011, 06:59 PM »

Another good program to get is Advanced System Care from IObit.

You can download the full version for free, but it is only a trail and they will want you to purchase it.  They also have a free version that works really good.  You have to search around a bit to find the free version.  It has tools that will clean up your registry, delete old junk files (from IE and FFox, etc...) and other good stuff.  It also has a speed booster that will optimize your internet connection and really speed up your system.

Just found the link to the free download.  During the install, make sure to just install the free version and not the trial as it will ask you again when you install.

Hope that helps.

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