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trojan virus

by mbeck5 / August 11, 2005 2:47 AM PDT

AVG picked up C:\Windows\uninstlU.exe as a dropper agent. I sent it to the virus vault. Does anyone know what this would do to your computer? I run Windows 98. Also, I get confused with AVG, once it finds a virus it seems the only choice you have is to move it to the virus vault or delete it. Is that correct? Thanks for your help. If it goes to the virus vault, is it cured and safe to run the computer or do you have to delete it?

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Hi mbeck5
by roddy32 / August 11, 2005 2:58 AM PDT
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There have been a couple of false positives lately so don't delete anything yet. You have a location there but did they give you a specific name for the dropper? Also, you do have the very latest definitions? There were 2 updates already today, one was just a few minutes ago.

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by mbeck5 / August 11, 2005 3:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi mbeck5

Thanks for the response. I update AVG automatically and it did add some files today. There was no other designation for the virus, just said Trojan in one area and dropper agent in another and the full file name was C:\Windows\uninstlU.exe with a capital U. Hope this helps and thanks again

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I'm only getting
by roddy32 / August 11, 2005 3:53 AM PDT
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ONE hit on that on Google and it involved a HijackThis log but we don't do those here. I don't want to tell you to delete it unless we are sure it's not a false positive. There was no name of the trojan itself or dropper agent other than the location itself? For example, something like "Dropper.Agent.8.B"? Also, was the scan before or after you downloaded the new defs?

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cant it be
by dyspyzthespyz / August 11, 2005 6:40 AM PDT
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run through jotti's? http://virusscan.jotti.org/
you know, since it uses more then one scanner to check to see if indeed is infected, possibly under TROJ_HIJACK.B Filename: C:\WINDOWS\uninstlU.exe

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by dyspyzthespyz / August 11, 2005 6:45 AM PDT
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as a matter of general interest
by dawillie / August 11, 2005 6:51 AM PDT
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if AVG moves a virus to it's virus vault, it is safe to go there and delete it.

I have used AVG for over 5 years, first free and now paid.

While it has given the odd false positive no file I have ever moved to the virus vault and subsequently deleted, has affected the functionality of my PC.

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That is not ALWAYS the case
by roddy32 / August 11, 2005 7:58 AM PDT

with false positives David. There were a couple in the last couple of days with AVG and people deleted files and their forum was flooded with people because of it. They corrected it quickly and although what you say may be true MOST of the time, it is not ALL of the time so sometimes it is better to be cautious.

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