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Ewido found ''Trojan.Icq smiley.e'' in CCleaner....

by bently / October 20, 2006 2:39 PM PDT

Using XP home, sp2, all updates.

Just scanned computer using EWIDO.

Found ''Trojan.Icq smiley.e'' in C:\Ccleaner and also in D:\System Volume Information.

The option for action had Quarantine, changed it to DELETE. Is it better to Quarantine, or to Delete?

Ewido gave a message, could not delete as ''Trojan.Icq smiley.e'' was imbedded in the program, and to get rid of it, it had to DELETE the whole program, which I did.

Curious how ''Trojan.Icq smiley.e'' would be embedded in CCleaner???

BTW, what does ''Trojan.Icq smiley.e'' do? Googled it and did not find answer.



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Ben, I Had A Similar Situation Last Week..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 20, 2006 2:51 PM PDT

Although I don't use CCleaner therefore the detection didn't occur there, Trojan.IcqSmile.e was also found in my System Volume section.. Although I'm still not sure it isn't a false positive of some type, I simply disabled System Restore temporarily and it went away..

I'm guessing it's a registry detection of some type..If it was detected in CCleaner, you should be able to narrow it down a little better. Either way, cleaning out the "Recovery" backups in CCleaner should also cause it to disappear.

Hope this helps.


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Because It Was in BOTH, I Believe it IS a False Positive...
by tobeach / October 20, 2006 4:49 PM PDT

since you don't have CCleaner.I inputted the trojan name (copy& pasted) into AVG Virus encyclopedia search and came back w/ no info found (not unusual as it's limited).
Good advice to remove from CCleaner back-up as well as System restore! Happy

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Hi, Bently! Which Version of CCleaner Did You Install?...
by tobeach / October 20, 2006 5:02 PM PDT

Full version (with Toolbar?)? Basic or Slim? If full, the Yahoo Toolbar is known Adware and that MIGHT have triggered a finding. I believe it is a false positive though as posted above.
Since there is some question though, after clearing your system restore points by turning it OFF & then ON via check box,I suggest you go to CP>add/delete programs and completely Un-install CCleaner & then (further down) Yahoo Toolbar (if listed).
I then suggest you follow the instructions in the post linked below and be sure to follow the INFECTED instructions (to get rid of last 48 hours temp files).
Note: Get SLIM version (no tool bar) and you'll have a fresh start. Hope this gets it for you! Grin
Get Clean version HERE.

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by bently / October 21, 2006 5:50 AM PDT

Thanks to all,

I had the latest version installed, Uninstalled it, and installed the slim version.

When Ewido gave me option, I deleted the trojan and the file that showed it had the trojan.

Appreciate the help.


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