AVG Unable To Fix Viruses

  dublincity 02:59 20 Apr 2005

I understand that it has become increasingly common for AV systems to find, but to be unable to heal or quarantine, a range of parasites. That's the case with my AVG.

Mine has found 9 Trojan horses, described as viruses. All are named Downloader.

Small 27.V Infected, Embedded object
Istbar.4AL ditto
Dyfica 3.R ditto
Istbar.7X ditto
Small27.V ditto
Istbar.7.AF ditto
Dyfica 3.R ditto
Istbar.6.BP ditto
Istbar.7.AF Infected, Archive

None were healed or quarantined. Short of finding out (perhaps) how to delete the bugs manually, does anybody have any ideas or comments? Thanks.

  AndySD 04:25 20 Apr 2005

Try running the 30 day trial of TDS-3 click here

  dublincity 07:38 20 Apr 2005

Thanks - I've d/l'ed TDS-3 and run a full scan. It's difficult to follow but it seems to have found a lot of bugs. All but one allowed me to delete them manually.

  handful 07:43 20 Apr 2005

To get rid of trojans try click here update first before running and I would suggest you have a look at what protection you have.

click here
click here are must haves if not already installed. Also what firewall are you using? Zone Alarm or Sygate do the job very well. Apologies if you already have these programmes but you obviously have some security issues somewhere.

  dublincity 07:53 20 Apr 2005

Thanks - I use ZA Firewall which I wouldn't do without. Ditto AdAware, Spybot, M'soft Beta AS, Spyware Guard, Spyware Blaster, a squared, etc.

Despite all of these (just updated and run) AVG STILL found those 9 Trojans.

I'll run it again and see if the new TDS-3 has got rid of any of the 9.

  rawprawn 08:33 20 Apr 2005

Try running the scans in safe mode, (F8 on boot)

  Andsome 08:56 20 Apr 2005

Will this hclick here??

  Andsome 08:57 20 Apr 2005

Sorry the link above does not work. Lets try again. click here

  jimv7 09:01 20 Apr 2005

Find the address of where these nasties are hiding, avg should give you this, if they are found in a java enviroment, I have safely deleted the relevant java file.

Also turn off system restore before running any anti-virus scans.

  dublincity 09:06 20 Apr 2005

Thanks for the advice - I'll give it all a try.

........ just re-ran the AVG scan and the 9 bugs are still there .....

  spuds 11:21 20 Apr 2005

Try running Stinger, and see if that finds anything click here

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