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  1. Hi lynx, Sorry I took so long to get back to you. Thanks for the advice and assistance, much obliged. PC seems ok for the moment. I'm dropping windows defender but am keeping AVG as guard program and am going to run EA-M as a freeware scanner weekly and see how that goes. Thanks again Mick
  2. Howdy y'all, Windows Vista AVG Free 2011 Virus DB: 422/3199 Emsisoft Anti-Malware Windows Defender I clicked a dodgy link and immediately got a message from Security Analysis telling me my pc was infected by 5 viruses. I've had this pc for about 4 years and this is the 1st time I've ever got a message from Security Analysis. I noticed this message was coming from a website - www1.fullcheckguardian20.com/(didn't get the full address). Security Analysis was recommending that I click a start protection button to erase all threats. I ran a medium priority AVG full pc scan and it found 1 object - C:\Users\michael\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\HLER33QG\packupdate107_30.exe Corrupted executable file Object is inaccessible. AVG did however manage to remove and heal this thing but I got a message saying "object does not exist or is inaccessible". I then updated Emsisoft Anti-Malware and ran a quick scan - it found 15 low risk cookies which I didn't remove. Next I updated AVG and ran another medium priority full scan - no infection was found. Finally, I ran a deep scan with Anti-Malware which found the same 15 cookies and I removed them. I've googled this fullcheckguardian site but all I can gather is it's a brand new domain created on 14/10/10. I'm thinkin I might have had a brush with some malicious software and that possibly the System Analysis site was a bogus one. Just wanted to run it by somebody with a bit of savvy, really just to ask if you think it's now ok for me to visit websites that need passwords like internet bank etc. Best Regards Mick
  3. Hi Lynx, Thanks for the advice. I've been thru quite a few posts on this and other forums and have saved some of the information for future reference. I'm reasonably confident about saving and attaching a report of anything similar if I'm ever confronted by it. I'm just not entirely sure about submitting the items to the developers for analysis. Could you put me in the picture as to what's involved in that? Thanks again mlcvli
  4. Howdy y'all I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, don't know which service pack or platform. I've got AVG free v. 9 ; A-Squared free v. 4.5 ; Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. I've been to the AVG forum and other users have submitted the dodgy files to them. A message was posted on that forum on behalf of the AVG team yesterday at 11.40. The post confirms that the Trojan horse Generic 17.ASTI was a false alarm removed with virus database update released on 2010-04-07 23:03:41 CET. I was not able to save the report due to the sequence of events - I visited the A2 forum and followed the advice about updating and re-scanning before I read the post about always saving a report. The detection was as described by Holio in the post yesterday at 1.05 pm. I'm sorry I was not able to send you a copy of the file in question. On the information you have received from other users, do you believe this to be a false positive? Does the fact that the Trojan does not show up on the A2 smart scan mean it is safe to eg do some online banking?
  5. I got a warning from avg's resident shield yesterday. Just assumed it was in fact a trojan horse virus and tried to move it into avg's vault. Got warning about system unstability or crash if I was to do that. Ran a-squared, which found the Trojan.Win32.Patched.aa!A2 . Tried to quarantine it - twice. Each time windows gave me a message that it had encountered a critical problem and would automatically restart. Had to go thru startup repair and chose to go to a restore point. Have visited avg's forum as well as this one. Updated avg free v. 9 and selected and scanned the files in question - no infections. Updated and ran a smart scan with a-squared free v. 4.5 - 2 low risk cookies detected. Had no idea til visiting forums that anti-(dodgy)programs could mistakenly warn you about non-existent threats. As I said, assumed if you got a warning and told it was a high risk you should try and remove it.
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