TROJAN HORSE

  aceguy 14:38 20 Oct 04
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I HAVE GOOD COMPUTER SECURITY -ZONE ALARM -AVG- AND USE AND UPDATE AD AWARE AND SPYBOT NEARLY EVERYDAY! THE PROB IS WHEN I UPGRADED AD AWARE TO THE SE PERSONAL VERSION AND RAN IT IF KEEPS SAYING - AVG RESIDENT SHIELD-TROJAN HORSE DOWNLOADER.WINSHOW.AY FOUND AND TO RUN AVG TO FIX PROB. AVG FINDS NOWT AND I HAVE ALSO DONE SEVERAL ONLINE SCANS-NOTHING FOUND??? ANY IDEAS?

  JonnyTub 14:43 20 Oct 04

Does it say where it found the file?

  aceguy 14:48 20 Oct 04

IT SAYS ITS FOUND AT C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\ RESTORE{45B7DEAE-B5B1-495E-A823-68141ACF230D}\RP28\A0013616.EXE BIT OF A MOUTH FULL EH!!!

  JonnyTub 15:06 20 Oct 04

turn system restore off and then back on.

  woodt 15:35 20 Oct 04

After turning off system restore (right click My computer select properties and system restore tab) you must reboot run avg reset system restore and then reboot again.

  aceguy 15:44 20 Oct 04

I WILL DO THAT NOW. CHEERS!!

  JonnyTub 15:46 20 Oct 04

why, avg has already dealt with the problem, the trojan was simply being detected in sys restore which by turning on and off deletes it and creates a new uninfected restore point.

Also i don't understand why you need to reboot upon switching sys res back on.

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick here :-)

  aceguy 16:22 20 Oct 04

a well i did it anyhow and it seems to have worked - cheers!!

  woodt 17:21 20 Oct 04

I dont think that just turning off system restore will delete the restore files. Avg had detected the trojan but as restore files are protected it could not delete it.

  JonnyTub 19:10 20 Oct 04

By turning off sys restore, you do delete all restore points and the files associateed with them. In switching back on, sys restore automatically creates a new restore point.

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