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ESET online scanner

by Basil Hall / February 9, 2008 4:45 AM PST

XP Home Dial-up

I have not been able to use House Call for some time as it would not fully down load or it cut out on me.

I tried ESET, and thought great, it was relatively quick and detected a trojan in Java Runtime which AVG hadn't picked up. My joy has been short lived because I can no longer get it to update the files. I get as far as installing the new updates and the thing throws up "Error Update failed (200)"

I thought of trying to update in safe mode but this seems to have gone dippy on me as well. As far as I remember (certainly with Win 98) all the icon appeared on the desktop, but I can only get a limited number of icons, including IE, but no way of actually connecting with my server.

Anybody any ideas concerning these two problems ?



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trojan in Java Runtime ?
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 9, 2008 4:55 AM PST
In reply to: ESET online scanner


Virus found in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) cache directory

This article applies to:

* Platform(s):
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 (SP4+), Windows XP (SP1 SP2), Windows 2003
* JRE version(s):
1.4.2_xx, 1.5.0


Malicious applets have been discovered in the JRE cache directory. Anti-virus programs have detected such malicious applets in the following directory:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1. 0\jar\

These malicious applets are designed to exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft VM (Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-011).

If you are using the Sun JVM as your default virtual machine, these malicious applets cannot cause any harm to your computer.


Do you have the latest version of Sun Java??

the latest version is: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4


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(NT) Marianna, I do have JRE 6 update 4.
by Basil Hall / February 9, 2008 5:20 AM PST
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Basil - did you REMOVE the "old ones" via add\remove?
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 9, 2008 5:33 AM PST
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Can you run........
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 9, 2008 5:39 AM PST

Kaspersky WebScanner (Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer)


You will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.

* The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
* Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
* Now click on Scan Settings
* In the scan settings make that the following are selected:
o Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
o Standard
o Scan Options:
o Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
* Click OK
* Now under select a target to scan:
o Select My Computer
* This will program will start and scan your system.
* The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
* Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.

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by Basil Hall / February 9, 2008 8:39 AM PST
In reply to: Can you run........

I had removed old JREs and ran the Kaspersky WebScanner...was clean.

Because I do not think the JRE cache is a great advantage, I have unchecked the "keep temporary files on my computer" option. This should prevent further infection ?

Thanks Marianna, your a peach!


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Basil - GREAT job !
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 9, 2008 9:28 AM PST
In reply to: Marianna
Because I do not think the JRE cache is a great advantage, I have unchecked the "keep temporary files on my computer" option. This should prevent further infection ?

Right on with unchecking ! I also would suggest, before scanning you computer, always run CCleaner first, so all "junk files" are gone Wink

You Are Very Welcome and have a great warm sunny Sunday as we are shoveling the snow up here Happy
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Basil, Just a thought...
by Larry38 / February 9, 2008 7:04 AM PST
In reply to: ESET online scanner

I notice you have dial-up. Have you had your speed checked lately? I have DSL now and ran House Call last evening, but I remember back when I had dial-up I could hardly ever run an online scan, and some updates would be too big, and would have to keep trying. My ISP Tech. told me when my dial-up speed dropped below a certain speed (which I don't remember now, it's been a long time) that I would have these types of problems. I had no choice at the time, as DSL was not out this far. Get your ISP to send a Tech. out and check your signal.


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Thanks Larry...
by Basil Hall / February 9, 2008 10:13 AM PST

I used to get a "you're too slow" kind of warning when I failed to download house call, and I suspected , well knew, the dial-up was too slow. Perhaps nobody is catering to the dial-up people anymore and broadband is the expensive (for me) answer. I will look into my dial-up speed. I think there is a way of testing it on the web.

Thanks again


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Here you go...
by Larry38 / February 9, 2008 10:23 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Larry...
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by Basil Hall / February 9, 2008 12:48 PM PST
In reply to: Here you go...

The site you use is specific for America and doesn't take New Zealand area codes.

I have found local ones and it seems the speed varies from 34 to 40 k bits, whatever, per second.



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Update Error 200
by psucansky / December 30, 2008 8:49 PM PST
In reply to: ESET online scanner

This update error is not appearing in new version of ESET Online Scanner released at Dec 2008.

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