McAfee calls it: Adware-SubSearch.dr
First, once this item is in the Virus Chest do I need to do anything to further neutralize it? You only have to delete it from there.
Then browse to the C:\documents and settings\\User Name (repeat for all users)\local settings\temp folder and delete all files and folders in it.
Then browse to the C:\Windows\Temp folder and delete all files in it.
Then in internet explorer click tools>internet Options>General. Click on Delete Files make sure you get all offline content as well.
Then empty the recycle bin.
Then Disable system restore: Instructions here.
Finally, do an online scan using Trend Micro Housecall. It is available here.
Enable system restore again.
as the title states I ran Avast Home Edition for the first time (yes I updated after initial instal) and it found 2 items it labled as "Win32:Trojan-gen." one was sub2b.exe (found in the System file) and the other was A0010752.exe (found in system restore). Now, a bit about my machine.
I recently installed XP Pro on a new HD that is now my Primary drive. There's very little on that drive as it's a clean instal. I use my old drive (Windows ME operating system) as a slave drive and that's where Avast found the trojans. I'm currently running Zone Alarm firewall (the free one), Microsoft Spyware remover beta, Spybot S & D, and now for the first time Avast Home Edition. Everything, including Windows has all of the available updates/definitions.
I did as Avast suggested and moved the detected items to the "Virus Chest". My question has 2 parts. First, once this item is in the Virus Chest do I need to do anything to further neutralize it? Second, I noticed, after the fact, that it moved the items from my slave drive to the primary drive in order to put them in the virus chest. Have I unwittingly exposed my new (primary) drive to these buggers or am I being paranoid?
Thanks for any input. I did a search in the forums for both .exe files and came up with nothing.