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Java/Openstream and AVG 7.0

by lenny-lion / March 28, 2005 12:17 AM PST

I have followed the advice of previous postings on this forum to get rid of the above trojan. There were the two usual entries found on my computer after a scan with AVG. One of them I moved to the AVG Virus Vault and the other I deleted directly after tracing it through windows explorer.

I performed a second scan with AVG and it looks as if that has done the trick. Just to be on the safe side I also ran Trojanhunter which also came back clean and I emptied the Java cache from its control panel (within the Windows "My Computer" control panel).

Is there still anything else I need to do? e.g. there is some mention of "system restore" and "safe mode" in the discussion threads. I am not sure if I need to do something further than I have already? I would be grateful if anyone can give me some advice please.

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if you scanned clean
by dawillie / March 28, 2005 12:45 AM PST

the infection did not go to the system restore folder.

therefore there is no need to disable system restore and re- scan.

if the problem recurs then you should disable>re- scan> enable.

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No need to disable System Restore..
by Donna Buenaventura / March 28, 2005 12:45 AM PST

if the scan result using AVG & TrojanHunter are clean.

Just create a new restore point (if confirmed clean) if you want to have a clean restore point.

System Restore will automatically trash the old restore points (First In, First Out).

To confirm again that your system is clean, make sure the programs (AVG and TrojanHunter) are up to date. Run a full system scan. Next, visit free online scanner Panda ActiveScan or Housecall
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise/products/housecall_launch.php (using other browser)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ (using IE)

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Many thanks to both of you ...
by lenny-lion / March 28, 2005 1:53 AM PST

...for your replies which have reassured me that I have got rid of the problem. (Ran trend housecall as was suggested and showed clean).

By the way I run windows XP and use Mozilla Firefox as Browser. My wife tends to use IE though.

Thanks again.

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome! Glad we could help :)
by Donna Buenaventura / March 28, 2005 2:01 AM PST
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