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trojan sheur4.aci--how to remove

by lakerb / September 12, 2012 10:48 PM PDT

I upgraded to free 2013, and on the first scan it found this virus. It made two notations on it in the results area.

It identified one as a process that was deleted, but the other notation for the same virus was identified as a file. The red "X" stays on for that file in the virus identification area, meaning I presume it's not been corrected. It is identified as being in the real player/update folder, but can't be seen there on windows explorer.

System is win 7 home pro

I scanned it shortly before this with avg free 2012, and the virus was not identified on that or previous regular scans.

How would I remove this file, (or has it already been removed and I'm not understanding what I see in the results box of 2013.)

Thanks for any help

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RE: trojan sheur4.aci--how to remove
by JiriF_AVG AVG Staff / September 16, 2012 5:41 PM PDT

Hi lakerb,

Please accept our apology for delayed response.

In order to investigate this situation further, we need more details. Please provide us with a screenshot of the detected threats, if the issue persists.

Thank you.

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issue resolved... ? related to realplayer update.exe
by lakerb / September 20, 2012 2:33 AM PDT

Thanks AVG

I stopped the updater process of realplayer (in which folder the file was identified) on the startup menu, and then after restarting, when running AVG 2013 again the 'infected file' was not found.

I haven't gone back and restarted the realplayer updater... I don't use it anyway.

This may have been a false positive related somehow to the realplayer updater.exe, but don't know for certain...

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RE: issue resolved... ? related to realplayer update.exe
by JiriF_AVG AVG Staff / September 20, 2012 5:35 PM PDT

Hi lakerb,

This indeed could be a false positive alarm. Could you please provide us with the detected updater exe file as described here if you will be able to induce the detection again? Our virus analysts will reply to your message with results. Of course, should the file prove to be falsely detected it will be removed from detection signatures as soon as possible.

Based on your description, it seems that the file was already removed from virus signatures, but I can't tell for sure without knowing exact name of the detection (i.e. I'm unable to confirm that Trojan Horse Sheur4.ACI is an already removed false alarm).

Thank you for your cooperation.

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