Morning Chaps, Had a hell of a day yesterday - first I couldn't log into PCA, then when AVG performing daily PC scan it found a viris infection - Java/OpenStream. AVG could neither heal, kill off or put into vault. Anyway, I believe I've rid the PC of the little b*****d now, it took me all day. I've just been looking at a CD I use for backups (not very very important ones though,) and again AVG flagged a Virus, with the same no choices, couldn't heal, kill or put in vault. What I need to know is, can this virus migrate from the CD-r onto my PC? I can't even delete the file on the CD-r, but would like to save **some** of the stuff on it, so copying that stuff onto my HDD - would this be OK?
made me feel a bit better; johnnyrocker, AVG told me EXACTLY where the virus was located on the CD. There are about 5 items in this infected folder, so maybe as long as I don't open any of 5 items it won't give me trouble. Damn neusance though...
and nothing was found. Problem still remain though, whether it's safe to transfer some of the other stuff on the CD over to HDD .... Oh, just had a thought - If I put the CD back into drive, then do a selective scan of just that drive, would that be safe?
would have thought so, as you know where the virus is i would think safe to transfer other items but none in the infected one, as a thought you could try an on line scan at either the symantec or trendmicro sites and with a bit of luck get on line scan and heal
trendmicros - their site was of great help yesterday - using their 30-day trial version of scanner. I like it. Won't touch Symantec though - that's why I moved over to AVG cos I just didn't get on with 'em.
Will give that CD a selective scan though, and see what it flags up.
and the virus if DIFINITELY in the specific folder - the AVG scan result log says: Object: \MyDocs\Opera751.zip (this is the Opera browser s/w); Results: Trojan Horse Downloader.Small.7AG; Status: Infected, embedded object.
So as LONG as I don't open anything in that follder, all should be OK?
A virus inside a zip file can't affect you unless you unzip it.
It is just possible it's a false positive (ie not actually a virus - AVG just thinks it is) - especially if you got the heuristic checking in AVG turned up to maximum.
You could do a recheck if you need to, by downloading the file again and retesting it.
If you want to make the file inaccessible on the CD - if it's still open, you can copy an inocuous file onto it, giving it the same name as the suspect file - when prompted to Overwrite, say YES. It won't erase the file, but it should make it inaccessible.
Make a careful written (yes pencil and paper) note of all suspicious files and their folder/s.
Copy selectively any files you DO want to a new folder on your HD.
As Diesse said, open nothing..... Then remove the CD, run all/any AV checks on what is now on your HD in that new folder, and if all seems clean, burn a new CD of that HD folder, and bin the original CD.