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#1 Sheila P

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:03 AM

I regularly update my PC with AVG. Last night when stupidly clicking onto an unknown url AVG detected that it was dangerous site and up popped a warning. I was not sure what to do so I clicked the x at the top of the AVG and then run a scan on my computer. This took 45 minutes and detected JS/Psyme and that it was in the following address\localsettings\Temp Internet Files\Content IE5\4HWBOVKU\207.255.58

It would not move it to the vault or delete the file so this morning I deleted all my temporary internet files, cookies, saved passwords etc. So far I have not come across any problems but am very nervous as to what this virus may have done without my knowledge.

Can anyone advise me what if anything else I should now do?

Many thanks
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 08:39 AM

It is possible that you caught the "downloader trojan" before it was able to install on your computer. It is always a good idea to run other scans to make sure it is gone. Here are two of the best to scan with. Let us know the results. The description "downloader trojan" is exactly as it implies. It intended to download a lot more malware onto your computer.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:03 PM

This should give you a bit more info on the trojan......
http://www.viruslist.com/en/viruses/encycl...?virusid=160489
as it was in your 'temp internet files' and these have now been cleared.... you should be ok.
But run the scans as suggested by buddy215 just to make sure.

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#4 Sheila P

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:05 AM

Thank you so much Starbuck and Buddy for your help. I have now installed and run a scan from Super Antispyware. It just found 16 harmless cookies that I have deleted just to be on the safe side. So hopefully no harm done from that nasty Js/psyme thingy!

I am sorry that it took me so long to reply but working full time does not give me a lot of time or enthusiasm during the week to sort out my PC problems. The past couple of weekends the weather has been far too good and living near the beach it is too much to resist getting out and about.

Anyway as at today I have another 69 and one half working days left before I retire, so come the winter hopefully I shall be glued to the PC.

Thanks again eveyone. This is a really useful forum.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for posting back. Glad we could help.
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