zlob/trojan system found by avira

  just learning 14:49 23 Jun 2009

Hi please could someone tell me if i have done the right thing . I was having major problems with my laptop shutting down , files missing etc so I used the format facility and recovered the factory settings.
I downloaded Avira antivirus . Avira found this in my restore system
TR/Zlob.7687160 [trojan]' I wasnt sure if i did the right thing I deleted all but the most recent restore point . Will this have got rid of the trojan ? Is there something else i should do ? Would appreciate some advice please .
My operating system is xp home service pack 2 , I have firefox browser now and also installed adaware , windows defender and ccleaner . thank you chris

  DieSse 15:46 23 Jun 2009

"Will this have got rid of the trojan ?"

Not if it's in the most recent restore point!

However another scan will tell you.

You need to install SP3 and subsequent updates - many important security fixes are in them.

  just learning 21:14 23 Jun 2009

hi thank you for your response. I have followed your advice and downloaded service pack 3 and run avira again and the trojan was not found! I am assuming that it was in the restore points I deleted .
Thank you for your advice I will also keep automatic updates on in future !!
My laptop now seems to be running fine
regards christine

  p;3 14:14 28 Jun 2009

appears to be a duplicate thread

click here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Microsoft Surface Book 2 hands-on review – bigger and 5x faster

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Que faire si son iPhone ou iPad est tombé dans de l'eau ?