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yeh i have the same problem and havent got a clue what to do about it..anyone know anything please help.
iv clicked on the link but the link wont load into the scanning computer part! any suggestions?
Which link? - the Housecall link?
trojan.peacomm, a Norton scam??
Thank you Marianna,
It took me awhile to run House Call. Today, as in the past, House Call would go into an infinite loop while trying to download the scan kernels.
Fortunately, today I had a few extra brain cells and remembered that I run IE6 WITHOUT administrative rights (Drop My Rights). I also remembered to purge my restore points before reboot.
House Call found and cleaned the following:
TROJ GENERIC (???)
It did NOT find TROJAN.PEACOMM. Upon further investigation, Norton AV will admit that "you do not have .....at this time, but should renew your virus subscription immediately!".
I wonder if this might have something to do with the fact that Symantec stock dropped 17% in one day last week due to sharply lower revenues and earnings?
Naw, I'm sure that's just a coincidence.
well ive fixed it tryed to protect myself this morning from norton and it worked not sure why it wuldnt work yesterday thanks everyone for all ur help..
You Are Welcome - Thanks for posting back :)
Re:trojan.peacomm, a Norton scam??
dunno if it is a coincidence...
norton sais that i have trojan.peacomm to but its the only av that can find it and there are no wincom32 files on my computer nor on my regs... :/
Seems to me, you are NOT alone......
thanks for the last post i downloaded the programs and im running them both now seems like i have a few more virus and cookies than i thought avg and norton didnt pick them up...so just wanted to say thanks...x
Thank you all for the tips. My norton claimed about this trojan just today and so far no antivirus program have found it in my computer.
I decided to uninstall norton, for it's too havy and old... I'm going to use some free access internet anti-virus protection instead of norton.
Thank you all.
Paulo - S
I like your plans... there are good free ones out there. I have been using AVG Free for many years without problems or incidents. There are others probably just as good.
All the best!
I happened to have installed a 30 day trial version of AVG. Is it a good software? Can I reinstall it after the 30 day trial period?
Oh yes! It's good software...
No problem... but not free after 30 days. You can download the free version from here: http://www.free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5#avg-anti-virus-free
If you prefer the Free version, first download and save to disk. Then uninstall the 30-day trial version... do a cleanup of any remaining folders or files that was not removed in the uninstall process. Next install the downloaded Free version.
Hope this helps!
I'll try and let you know if it worked.
Great! Let me know how it goes...
Don't forget to update the virus database after the install.
I also installed a spyware doctor, but it seems that the software just finds the suspicious files, but in order to delet them one have to buy the complete version... lol
You Can Still Clean Manually
Regarding SpywareDoctor (assuming that is what you used) the free version of some programs may only find problems and not clean them unless you purchase the software. However, as long as it shows you where those bad files are, you can delete them manually (preferably in Safemode).
This is a whole other subject ;)
If Spyware Doctor finds but will not remove... then beware as it may be a sales gimmick. My suggestion is to try another software to be sure it is not a false positive. There are several which come to mind such as AVG Anti-Spyware (formerly Ewido)along with A-Squared... both are free. These should remove any malware found. Google for download sites and always choose downloads from the author's website whenever possible.
"Gimmick" Not Always Bad
"Spyware Doctor finds but will not remove... then beware as it may be a sales gimmick"
It is a marketing technique, just as offering trial software for a limited time is. The vendors are businesses. When I have used Kaspersky's online scan, that was the same situation. It did not remove, but produced a report. Panda's online scan removes viruses, but will not remove adware/spyware. Using such a technique is not always bad so that a user must "beware". Spyware Doctor is a legitimate program.
Checking this list is always a good idea so a user can be aware: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
Sales/Marketing strategy of SpywareDoctor
The complete version of the program may be good and work properly, but their marketing strategy is at least of bad faith.
This free version of the software "founded" 863 malwares in my computer, but it did not show where they were so I could remove them manually.
Did you try "Search"?