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trojan PSW.Banker5.ZOY

by jctarazona / October 18, 2009 11:49 PM PDT

using AVG free 8.5.422. Got resident shield alert showing infection. o downloaded malwarebytes from CNET downloads. when trying to install it, AVG blocks it, announcing multiple threat detection, trojan horse PSW.Banker5.ZOY. Any suggestion?

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Banker trojan
by Fish / October 19, 2009 1:27 AM PDT
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I updated and ran Malwarebytes antimaleware this am and it said it found the same trojan.I opted to put it in the vault.Scan continued and found it in restore and I again put it in vault.Scan finnished and reported NOTHING FOUND.I checked and found nothing in the vault.
Maybe false positive for us both??

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yea
by darkzenlord / October 19, 2009 1:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Banker trojan

Getting the same results. The mbam-setup I downloaded from CNET. Either AVG is spitting out a false positive or there really is a virus attached to a legitimate file. But we can trust cnet can't we?

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Correction of this post
by Fish / October 19, 2009 2:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Banker trojan

It was AVG that popped up with trojan message and AVG did put it in the vault as directed.All this did occur while running Maleware bytes
antiamleware. Sorry bout dat. Happy

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trojan horse psw.Banker5.Zoy
by maisymae31 / October 19, 2009 2:08 AM PDT
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I got this message from AVG. It will not let me put it in the vault or do anything. What can I do to get rid of this trojan horse?
Thanks.

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Suspicious of AVG
by Travza / October 19, 2009 2:29 AM PDT
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I've been running Malwarebytes' for a few weeks now, and have had absolutely no problems with it. I was browsing the Malwarebytes' Anti-malware forum today, when I stumbled upon a thread indicating that AVG is reporting Malwarebytes'setup as an infected file. Curious, I decided to open the right click menu on an old setup copy of the file. Immediately AVG whirred to life, angrily stating it was infected and refusing to ignore the infection when asked to. Testing this further it began labeling Avast system files as infected and even counted some other installation programs as infected.

I have to wonder if AVG's definitions haven't been in some way damaged or have become hyper critical, perfectly functioning programs that I have had no problems with are being dubbed "infected" when programs on-par with AVG if not better such as Avast give them a clean bill of health.

Any and all information or advice that could be granted by anyone would be highly appreciated.

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Possible False Positive?
by Carol~ Forum moderator / October 19, 2009 2:30 AM PDT
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Same result on a CNET download
by buck76182 / October 19, 2009 2:31 AM PDT
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AVG resident shield found the same trojan in the execuable for Threat Fire that I downloaded from CNET. I was able to move it to the vault.

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It's not only CNET download ..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / October 19, 2009 2:40 AM PDT

but also Major Geeks and perhaps others. See this post.

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Same thing with me
by Xanun.com / October 19, 2009 2:49 AM PDT
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I am getting same problem, but it is also indicating that it is coming from mbam.exe file which was downloaded for uniblue pcbooster software. I removed the software because it really did not help in any way, but I guess it must have left some file(s) behind. I am running AVG in the background now, but will update and appreciate any feedback as well.

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trojan PSW.Banker5.ZOY
by jobrynjo / October 19, 2009 4:29 AM PDT
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got this from another forum .. can't remeber which, but i done as it said, no reply as yet

In case AVG detects some file on your PC as infected, this file was moved to AVG Virus Vault, and you are sure that this file is correct and clean, it is possible that the detected file is a false alarm.
If so, we shall prepare the correction as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, false alarms do appear from time to time in every Anti-Virus software.

To solve the problem, please send us this file for analysis directly from the AVG program this way:


Open AVG User Interface.
Choose the "Virus Vault" option from the "History" menu.
Right-click the false positive file and select the "Send to analysis" option from context menu.
Fill in your e-mail address
Confirm the dialog

This way file will be sent to our virus specialists for analysis and we will inform you about the result.

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Sent files for analysis
by Xanun.com / October 19, 2009 4:55 AM PDT
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Thanks for the info. Already sent three files from three different programs downloaded from downloads.com and waiting for update.

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trojan PSW.Banker5.ZOY
by jctarazona / October 19, 2009 5:17 AM PDT
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thank you. I just sent your lab the different viruses identified by AVG in the past few weeks. Eager to get the answer. thks again.

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point is
by darkzenlord / October 19, 2009 9:24 AM PDT
In reply to: trojan PSW.Banker5.ZOY

Malware bytes anti-malware is a legitimate program and is very effective. My symantec and McAfee both see it as fine and should rightfully so. AVG is about as good as a free anti-virus can get. You shouldn't have to see it, but false positives and issues should be expected. As far as I can tell from MB support forums, they are working on it. Anytime you see red flag you should be cautious. However, I think it's safe to say the ship is NOT sinking.

p.s. Now that my mbam set-up file is in the vault, how the heck do I get it back?

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mbam set-up file is in the vault
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 19, 2009 11:11 AM PDT
In reply to: point is

Go to the AVG vault and you should be able to restore the file.

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When I read this, I laughed and died inside a little.
by Tyler_Durden_PM / October 20, 2009 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: point is

I like how you say AVG is "As good as a free anti-virus can get" when AVG typically on an Annual basis receives the highest, and if not the second best rating out of most of today's major anti-virus companies. In the same statement you talk about both Norton Anti-Virus and McAfee that you are using, when both of those programs in the known world beyond the ignorant consumer have been known for causing more problems than they solve. Would I say Norton and McAfee are horrible anti-viruses? Yes, I would because I like quality when it comes to my internet protection but that's not the point. In fact there is no point to this response other than the fact that I felt like venting out and teaching somebody a few facts at the same time. Love it, hate it, it's reality.

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