pc advisor virus?

  bic biro 07:12 19 Mar 2008
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i installed Ashampoo AV from the coverdisc of issue 153 april and then done a scan on my pc only for it to find a virus,(virus found SPR/TOOL.WIRKEY in g:/D:\FEATURES\UPGRADE\wirelesskey)
i ran norton av on this folder and it finds nothing,anyone noticed this yet?

  eedcam 07:26 19 Mar 2008

Have you googled it
click here

  Diemmess 07:31 19 Mar 2008

Do you mean you have two different AV programs installed now?
A recipe for bother!

  keef66 14:31 19 Mar 2008

Install 2 AV products, and they'll each find the other and tell you it's something nasty.

I'll have a scan of the disk tonight using AVG, see if that identifies anything.

  bic biro 23:21 19 Mar 2008

it appears some tools find this while others dont,i suspect those that find it dont really know what it is so they report it as a virus because its suspicious to them not knowing,i had norton to start with and uninstalled before i put ashampoo in,i know 2 installed and they usually clash at some point but now and again i will run a different one as they often pick something the other wont,according to what i found with google others have came across this as well

  m800afc 04:58 20 Mar 2008

I have AVG Free and Avast On my computer. AVG is fast and does the basics quickly. I never put a virus in a vault. I always delete it. When I down load a file It is first scanned by AVG. I then use AVast on demand. This is slower and more thorough. I do not have the programmes running concurrently.

One question though. If I download a compressed file, such as Newfile.rar is the virus product able to work on the file before it is unzipped? I scan both before and after, just in case.

  dogbreath1 10:31 20 Mar 2008

Right click on Newfile.rar and choose to scan with your AV. Works for me.

Also, Avast claims to have a p2p 'provider' which scans incoming traffic.

  Terry Brown 11:10 20 Mar 2008

You could also try A2free, which is a stand alone Virus checker, it does not run in the background, but only when you start it.
Terry

  mfletch 15:14 20 Mar 2008

Upload the file to here and let it do a scan it uses multiple Antivirus scanners,

click here

  woodchip 15:22 20 Mar 2008

You have loaded another AV when you already have Norton. You will get conflicts.

As you should only have one AV on your computer

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