(Beta) Virus scan found 3 viruses, but

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?cmV4IHc=?=, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. ....was unable to remove them.

    Also, it gave me zero info about what they were or where they were. "3
    viruses infected in 4 files" was the extent of the message. Is there any
    more information available?

    I'm currently using AVG virus scan which has detected nothing.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?cmV4IHc=?=, Nov 3, 2005
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  2. Hi Rex,

    I presume you're referring to the Windows Live Safety Center beta online
    scanner at:
    http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/center/howsafe.htm ?

    The message you reported is what you'd see while the scan is running.

    After the scan completes you should be able to see a list of specific
    infections that were detected, including which files were infected and what
    they were infected with.

    Try scanning again and wait for the full scan to finish (this can take
    awhile).

    Randy
     
    Randy Treit [MSFT], Nov 3, 2005
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  3. If you are alking about the new Microsoft Live Security on-demand
    scanner,don't worry.It is still in Beta and it displays too many
    false-positives (=things that are not malware exactly)

    Scan your computer with these two known and trusted online scanner (they are
    not Beta and will not display false positive)

    http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
    Panda Software free Active Scan,where you can check your
    PC for ALL TYPES of security threats and clean viruses and worms


    http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
    Kaspersky Labs. free online scanner
    and checker for suspicious files


    Also get this :
    @ Ad-Aware SE Personal
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware


    Then ,if a malware is found you can perform these general malware removal
    instructions.Download the file and read it,it is written by me:

    http://free.hit.bg/fightmalware/Malware%20removal%20instructions.doc
    or
    http://free.hit.bg/fightmalware/MRI.txt


    Also ,here is a file with info how to set up good ,healthy and secure
    computer:
    http://free.hit.bg/fightmalware/Set%20up%20a%20PC.rtf


    Panda_man
    " Let's beat malware black and blue "
    " No new epidemics of all kind of malware -> Panda TruPrevent "
     
    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Nov 3, 2005
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?cmV4IHc=?=

    PA Bear Guest

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/

    When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
    (http://aumha.net/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. **Post
    your log to http://forums.spywareinfo.com/,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html or http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
    for expert analysis, not here.**
     
    PA Bear, Nov 3, 2005
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  5. If you mean the message summary at the end (as I did a full performance
    scan), I got that

    Something like "'xxxxxxxxxxx' bytes cleaned", ports not open (I believe),
    and "disk does not need to be defragmented" along with "virus(es) found but
    could not be removed"

    I went back after your message and did just the microsoft virus scan, but it
    found nothing this time. So, um, no problem now I guess.

    thanks
    thanks
     
    =?Utf-8?B?cmV4IHc=?=, Nov 4, 2005
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  6. Well, if you're going to advise him to get some antispyware protection as
    well I'd also like to advise two other programs that you can download at this
    link:http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/downloads/default.mspx (you can
    slo download Adaware SE here as well.)
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RWxlbmRpbA==?=, Dec 29, 2005
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