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#1 sbsd



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Posted 25 July 2004 - 05:08 AM

I got a virus-message from F-secure when I went to a site that got me virus called trojandownloader.win32 something in my temporary internet files. Even though I have "Delete automatically" set on Real-time Protection it didnīt delete it - it just said action: none. But later when I right clicked on my Temporary Internet Files folder and virusscanned it with F-secure and it found the virus I could with the help of F-secure delete it. So why didnīt it delete it in the first place?

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 07:01 AM

Try some online virusscans:

1. http://www.bitdefend...can/licence.php

2. http://www.commandondemand.com

3. http://us.mcafee.com...mfs/default.asp

4. http://www.pcpitstop...rus/default.asp

5. http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan

6. http://www.symantec.com/securitycheck
Đ by Lonewolf

If the virus is in your Temp folders, the following instructions will be very important:

Double Click My Computer (WinXP: Navigate to Start --->My Computer)
You will see an icon representing your harddrive (most likely C: Drive) Right Click on the hard drive icon and click Properties at the
bottom of the fly out window. One the very first tab (General) you will see a button labeled "Disk Cleanup"...click that button.
Make sure the following are checked:
Downloaded Program Files
Temporary Internet Files and
Recycle Bin

Click OK and Disk Cleanup will delete those files for you.
It would also be a good idea to clear your Internet Cookies. These directions are for Internet Explorer.
Click Tools along the top of Internet Explorer and choose Internet Options
On the General Tab press Delete Cookies. Your temporary files are now cleared.
Perform this action periodically to keep your computer running at peak performance
Đ by BCGovtMartyr

Edited by H@ns, 25 July 2004 - 07:03 AM.

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 07:39 AM

No there is no problem with the virus because I deleted the file immediately after with the help of F-secure, I just wonder why they wouldnīt delete it in the first place?

About Disk Cleanup. It doesnīt work for me! I start it and it say "Comprimising old files" or what it is and then - nothing happens! Even after 2-3 hours it say the same thing and hasnīt loaded more. It just stay the same and I have to press cancel. What should I do?

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 08:02 AM

I'm sorry for misunderstanding your question...

What's the complete name of the virus? There are lots of trojandownloader.win32's, as you can see here:


Anyway, a online scan is always good. I would try BitDefender. You'll never know if it will find something.
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 08:16 AM

Several things can cause this. One is, that something is replicating the Trojan adding copies of the Trojan to the temp folder. Second, the Trojan could have been in use, preventing the automatic deletion of the file. Third, the Trojan could have been packed inside of another file or with other files (much like a zip file) and its deletion was not possible without deleting non-infected files.

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