AVG 2011 Xtac infection

  Terry Brown 20 Jun 11

I have recently downloaded AVG 2011 and I am getting reports of XTAC Dropper trogan, when I open a program.This then deleles the EXE file for the program making it unusuable.

I have checked with Kaspersky, Adaware and Spybot and they all say clear.

On search for the XTAC , I found a program called eXterminate, which found about 20 entries for it, but (suprise) would not clear them unless I bought the program.

On the assumption that there is an infection and not a false reading leftover from my normal (Kaspersky) checker, Is there a FREE way top clear it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20 Jun 11

Stop Running Processes:

Kill these running processes with Task Manager: xtac.exe

Remove Files:

Remove these files (if present) with Windows Explorer: xtac.exe

  Terry Brown 22 Jun 11

Thanks for you reply Fruit Bat/\O/\

On checking my computer that xtac did not show, however I downloaded and run the latest version of Adaware, and it found 5 copies of a Trogan Win32 tr.\er Agent, which it removed.

I re-checked again with Spybot and again with Adaware to be doubly sure and my system now appears to be clean.

What I want to know is :-

Why did my Kaspersky miss such a bad infection, and is it worth renewing it next time?


  buteman 22 Jun 11

There is no security suite that will detect all problems.

If you are willing to pay for kaspersky why not also pay for a good Anti-Malware program and you will have less chance of any nasties downloading on to your computer.

My thinking is any free anti-virus program and a pay for Anti-malware program.


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