where are there coming from

  mr molly 18:27 17 Aug 04
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i keep getting trojan horse downloader viruses, i know how to get rid of them but is it possible to find exactly where coming from ie.web sites
i do not download music or movies or go on any porn avg never picks them up only when i run complete test but they could already be on pc for days by then.one i got today was Trojanhorse downloader.vb.3.bv

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:22 17 Aug 04

Schedule AVG to run daily whenever you have your PC on I.E 1800 every night and makesure you have the latest updates.

Post the file location where AVG says it has found the virus we then may be able to tell you the sites most likely.

Have found trojans packaged with installers for screen savers etc.

  stalion 20:00 17 Aug 04

do you frequent a chat room they are notorious for picking up nasties on your computer

  mr molly 20:13 17 Aug 04

no i dont go in chat rooms: the trojan i got today first of all put it self in c/windows/system then a few hours later the same one put its self in system restore this was after running avg twice first sweep to pick it up second just to confirm it had gone

  hugh-265156 20:18 17 Aug 04

always disable system restore if avg (or any av software) finds a virus. run a full scan again and delete it. then re enable system restore again.

if you dont do this avg will keep finding viruses in system restore.

  stalion 20:18 17 Aug 04

the main problem seems to be that the people (for the want of a better name)that create this havoc are finding more sophisticated ways of getting these trojans and viruses on to computers.Email attachments are still the biggest risk though

  mr molly 20:19 17 Aug 04

C:\WINDOWS\RICO.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\XMASFD.EXE

  The Spires 20:43 17 Aug 04

Give this a whirl round click here

  Dan the Confused 20:53 17 Aug 04

I found this click here

It may be worth posting an HJT log on that forum.

Running Ad-aware in safe mode may also work.

  stalion 20:57 17 Aug 04

Mr Molly has already stated in his post that he knows how to get rid of these so do you need help Mr Molly

  mr molly 21:05 17 Aug 04

yes want to know where they are coming from

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