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C:\recycler\info.exe Has Win32:small-eae

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#1 Gandolin


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 12:07 AM

For several days now, I have had Avast pop up with a message that C:\recycler\info.exe is infected with the Win32:Small-EAE [trj] trojan. It offers to delete, Move or Rename it for me. Any of the options seems to do something, the screen then disappears (offering to Delete it at next boot (which is ticked)) and then re-appears again with the same message. On doing a Boot time Scan using Avast, it finds the infected file again, offers to delete it (to which I say yes) and then everything boots fine, only to be greeted by the same Warning again within a couple of seconds of logon. So I am forced to disable Avast (never a good thing), just to be able to work.

I have emptied the recylce bin, scanned the recycle bin seperately and looked for the C:\recycler\info.exe file (which I cannot find), but I cannot seem to get rid of this particular Trojan or Avast detecting it and not being able to delete it.

I have run additional scans with Adaware, Spybot S&D and Syper Antispyware. All are clean, but on restarting Avast, I get a popup within the next few minutes stating that its back again

Help would be much appreciated.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:29 AM

Welcome to BC Gandolin :flowers:

Have you tried your scans in Safe Mode?

I would also suggest doing some online scan in normal mode. Sometimes one product will find or remove what another will not. Here are a couple that I suggest. Please note that you will be using an online scan, NOT downloading or installing an entire AV product. While scanning with the online scan, it is best to temporarily shut down your resident AV scanner. Since you use AVAST, I would simply pause the Standard and Web Shields and leave the others running. Please DO NOT use the internet for anything other than the scan while you are running them.

http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html - BitDefender Online Virus and Malware Scan. This one works only with Internet Explorer. You will first see a license agreement that you will have to agree to in order to run the scan. Bitdefender will install and run an ActiveX, so be sure you permit it to do so.

http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/english/kavwebscan.html <-- Kaspersky Online scanner. This one also works only with Internet Explorer and uses ActiveX. You will first find a disclaimer page and agreement before you can go the scanning area.

When you are finished with the online scans, continue the protection of your Standard and Web shields. Please post the results of both scans in your next reply as well as any affect if any on your computer.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 31 January 2008 - 01:30 AM.

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