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General Torjan Horse and Worm Question

by TPC8 / August 14, 2007 6:17 AM PDT

Hey all,

I have done a bit of research into these, and though I'm pretty darn computer savvy, I've found myself confused.

Things were acting funny around the office, (we are a community media center with about 15 computers, Mac and PC)so I ran our virus scan using Avast. Almost all of the PC's came up with two infected files and suggested sending them to the chest, which we did.

The files were: Win32 Gaobot-2328 and Win32 Delf-FLO

I did some searches but did not find an exact match on google except for a few pages that didn't really have any information.

My question is: If the virus program put them in the chest, is that all we need to do? In the past when dealing with viruses, I was able to find discussion boards with specific instructions on how to remove the virus through deleting code and such, but to no avail with these two. They were both files located in some hacked software that some teenagers had downloaded without our knowledge.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Chad

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Re: General Torjan Horse and Worm Question
by Marianna Schmudlach / August 14, 2007 7:06 AM PDT
My question is: If the virus program put them in the chest, is that all we need to do?

IF your Anti virus caught "it" and put "it" into the chest\vault - it was caught in time and you don't have to do anything. Leave it for a while in the chest (can't do any harm there) then you can delete it from the chest.

Leave it for a while in the chest = to make sure it was NOT a "false postive".
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(NT) I type too slow :)
by roddy32 / August 14, 2007 7:11 AM PDT
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The "Chest" is the same as quarantine
by roddy32 / August 14, 2007 7:10 AM PDT

and if your AV was able to do that, be happy. Just wait a whhile before you delete them in case they are false positives. SOME virus/trojans/worms an AV or other such scanner will catch and some it won't catch so you have to use manual removal instructions then. There is no standard thing, it varies from one piece of malware to the next. If your AV cought them and they do not come back and the computer is acting OK, you are probably all set.

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