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#1 freddy11

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:45 AM

I wish to know if spyware or viruses are able to read information from my desktop, I recently had two trojans, one was called

downloader.small

and

downloader.z.

I obviously had personal information on my desktop.

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#2 akline

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:26 PM

depending on the sophistication of the virii in question you could have been fine depending on how early you got rid of it.

Downloader.small downloads malicious files to your %SYSTEM% folder.

Downloader.z downloads a Trojan to your computer, which could have allowed someone to back door thier way into your system and look at anything they wanted.

#3 freddy11

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:52 PM

I remember seeing the trojans in my AVG ANTI VIRUS VAULT, would this have helped to prevent them?

However, in the end the computer did not want to start up and I had to use the system disk.


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#4 AyRecovery

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:08 AM

AVG ANTI VIRUS VAULT can prevent, as i also met this problem

#5 Tuxedo Jack

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:50 AM

If they're in the Vault, that means AVG picked them up in a scan and deleted them. A full system scan is recommended after one is found just to make sure your system is clean.

Scan with your antivirus program once a week and keep a real-time shield active at all times. That'll catch most things. A decent antispyware program will catch the rest (Ad-Aware, Spybot, SpySweeper, et cetera).
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