AVG reports Trojan Horse IRC/Backdoor virus

  MFL 17:12 24 Dec 2003

During a session on the internet my daughter picked up two viruses which were spotted and cleaned by AVG.

Subsequently however AVG Resident Shield reports the presence of virus 'Trojan horse IRC/Backdoor.SdBot.JX' in file C: System Volume Information\_restore..........

It asks me to run AVG to remove the virus but doing so detects no viruses.

Help! Will deleting a system restore point help?

  Jester2K 17:23 24 Dec 2003

Switch off SR, reboot, Switch SR on.

It trapped in SR. AVG can detect it but not remove it.

  VoG II 17:23 24 Dec 2003

Turn off System Restore click here

This should flush it, scan to be syre then turn SR back on

  spruce 17:24 24 Dec 2003

this is a really good trojan detector and removal tool, and it has a full functionality for a limited time period.

click here

System restore will not remove the trojan.

also why not try mcafee, they offer a free online virus check, just need to set up an account, also free

click here

hope that helps and merry christmas

  Jester2K 17:25 24 Dec 2003

click here

Neither of Spruces programs will work as they can't access files in SR either.

  spruce 17:26 24 Dec 2003

sorry read the thread wrong, yep definately switch off system restore

  Jester2K 17:28 24 Dec 2003

Not to worry - we've all done that.

  MFL 09:27 10 Jan 2004

Belated Thanks to all, especially VoG for the link.

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