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Repost for Coinman1941: Regarding "win32/zperm"

by Carol~ Forum moderator / January 4, 2013 4:50 AM PST

Re-posting for Coinman1941 without email address as subject:

'I have av g anti virus and every time it scans it comes up with a virus win32/zperm. What is that as i always say to delete rather than quaritine it.The next scan is the same and i turf it again. Is this part of windows? Help please!'

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Re: AVG and win32/zperm
by Carol~ Forum moderator / January 4, 2013 5:28 AM PST


It would be in your best interest not to "publish" your email address. Posting it in public makes it that much easier for spammers to obtain your address.

In regard AVG's detection of win32/zperm. It would help a great deal, if you shared with us where AVG located it. It could be a false positive. It wouldn't be the first time AVG detected win32/zperm in error. But there's no way of knowing with any degree of certainty, without having file analyzed.

Please read what AVG suggests: " How To Handle Suspicious False Positive Detection?"

You can also upload the file to VirusTotal. It's a free service which analyzes suspicious files.

If you wish to try another scanner....

ESET's Online Scanner - Their FAQ and Help sections should answer any questions you might have. (Temporarily disable your AVG prior to running the scan)

If you run into any difficulties, please don't hesitate to post back and ask.


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by coinman1941 / January 4, 2013 7:49 AM PST

Where on my computer do i find this file and how do i get rid of it?

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Results of the scan..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / January 4, 2013 11:10 AM PST
In reply to: win32/zperm


I've never used AVG. But every anti-virus I have used or worked with in the past, has always indicated the name and location of the infection/s after a scan. AVG should create a "Log" which includes this information. There may be an area within AVG's settings titled "Scan Results". Confused

IF you're unable find it, it might be best to post at our AVG Forum: http://forums.cnet.com/avg-forum/

I would suggest using Help with Win32/Zperm as the subject of your post. Avoid using your email address. Additionally, include the name of your Operating System and which version of AVG you have installed. Any/all background information would also help.


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