potential virus problem

Dell / LATITUDE D610
September 9, 2009 at 19:37:27
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.127 GHz / 2039 MB
Last night, my virus program (Avast 4.8) alerted me to a trojan horse as I clicked onto a link. I was given the option to abort connection and I did so right then. Everything was (and still is) running fine. But today, I ran my virus scanner and it picked up a trojan horse. It recommended me to move it to the virus chest and I did so. As a double precaution, I downloaded and ran the Windows Live Safety Scanner. There was one file it could not scan. It was C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\...\_sfx_0010.-p I don't know what this file is, but there was also a boot ini file that Avast couldn't scan as well. I scan my system every other day. My question is could a system restore resolve my problem, since it recently began. And if I did so, would the file still be in the virus chest?

See More: potential virus problem

Report •


#1
September 9, 2009 at 20:18:12
I really don't think a system restore would help,
why not try a bootscan with avast?
http://www.techiecorner.com/166/ava...

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


Report •

#2
September 9, 2009 at 20:49:57
Also, after my post, I checked my virus chest and there is a file that contains a virus named Win32:Swizzor-g . The file is supposed to be emailed to Avast upon the next definition update.

Report •

#3
September 10, 2009 at 06:56:54

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
September 12, 2009 at 00:12:02
Boot.ini is only a text file.

Get rid of the file containing the Virus cause after sending it to AVAST it still will be there, so flush it. + empty recycle bin

Then What is in place of the ... in the path of that file you are mentioning

GIVE US WHOLE PATHS SO WE CAN DETERMINE WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THAT FILE BEING THERE


Report •


Ask Question