AVG found a Trojan in a TurboTax fi

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September 20, 2008 at 09:17:35
Specs: XP MCE sp3, 960 Mb
I ran an AVG scan on my wife's computer and it found and deleted a Trojan horse. So because my wife's computer is networked with mine, I ran an AVG scan on my computer and it found TWO Trojan horses, listed as "Trojan horse SHeur, CJVO". Both were located in files with names including "TurboTax\Deluxe 2003". THAT got me scared. Both computers use ZoneAlarm firewall software and we have a router but is it possible that my SS number or other confidential info has been stolen by this Trojan? And if so, is there a way to verify it or should I just put a hold on all credit aps for the next few months? I'm leaving for a month-long trip to China next week and am kinda scared about what exposure I'm leaving behind.

I have an XP MCE sp3 operating system with Firefox 3.0.1 browser. AVG and ZA both receive automatic update and have the latest versions and definitions. The last scan prior to finding the Trojans was run four months ago (yeah, I know...dumb!).

Can anyone give me any info or advice on how much risk I've exposed myself to?

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September 20, 2008 at 11:13:33
I did some google search and came to the understanding that it is only AVG that report it and it could be just a false positive. To be sure that you do not have any trojan horse or other scumwares, go to Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare (WLOC) at the link below for a free safety scan. If the scan result comes out clean, consider dumping the free AVG for a better AV program (mine is WLOC), then go ahead and enjoy your trip to China. By the way why are you still using the four year old Turbotax 2003 version?



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September 20, 2008 at 17:40:03
Thanks for the information, XPuser. I ran the scan on WLOC and it was, in fact, a false positive. And to answer your question, no, I'm not still using a five-year old TurboTax program. This was apparently from the data file for my 2003 taxes which I still have on my computer in case Uncle Sam wants to audit me.

Thanks again for the prompt response! I'm off to China with no worries now!

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