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Vircus Scan Found Files Not Sure What To Do With Them .

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#1 gonefishin


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:11 AM

I was messing around with my avast last night checking out all the features on it. and saw the option virus chest on it .
ive never used the virus chest . since i have always selected delete if it finds a virus . any way so thought id look at it . so I clicked it the chest. and it had 3 files in it. wasnt sure what to do with these files.

the files are the following

kernel32.dll original location C /windows /system32
winsock.dll original location C/windows/system32
wsock32.dll original location C/windows/system32

I thought these files might be somthing my computer needs since they were in system 32 folder .
but im confused as to what to do with them. afraid if i delete them might mess my computer up if they are some thing my computer needs .

also heres a lil info . i went head and scanned these files with avast in the chest and avast reads the following

kernel32.dll scan says ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program will try to scan 1 selected file(s) in the Chest

Move files to temporary folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp29183414.tmp
FileID: 0000000001 Original file name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernel32.dll New folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp29183414.tmp\1.dll

Scan files in the temporary folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp29183414.tmp
C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp29183414.tmp\1.dll -- no virus --
Action was completed successfully!

winsock.dll scan says

Scanning of selected files
Program will try to scan 1 selected file(s) in the Chest

Move files to temporary folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp66140403.tmp
FileID: 0000000002 Original file name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\winsock.dll New folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp66140403.tmp\2.dll

Scan files in the temporary folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp66140403.tmp
C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp66140403.tmp\2.dll -- no virus --
Action was completed successfully!

wsock.dll scan says

Scanning of selected files
Program will try to scan 1 selected file(s) in the Chest

Move files to temporary folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp137040683.tmp
FileID: 0000000003 Original file name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsock32.dll New folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp137040683.tmp\3.dll

Scan files in the temporary folder: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp137040683.tmp
C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_avast4_\unp137040683.tmp\3.dll -- no virus --
Action was completed successfully!

Confsued why avast moved to chest if they had no virus in them as well.
But i did have a trojan the other night prolly got from downloading a video and got a pop up from avast saying virus deteced and
i deleted the trojan . maybe avast moved the 3 files to safe gaurd them??

But I have no clue im not very computer smart

any help is apriciated . thanks in advance

computer is windows xp if that helps any

Mod Edit: Topic moved from XP to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 12 July 2008 - 10:19 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:50 AM


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

#3 gonefishin

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:31 AM

thanks 4 the reply superbird .

But I found the answer to my question though . I googled my file names with the word quarantine and found a post by a user here on bleepingcomputer and he has the same files in the avast chest and a fellow by the name of quite man told him the files are back up files. and they are no cause for concern....... but thanks very much for your help superbird

Edited by gonefishin, 12 July 2008 - 11:34 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:50 PM

You're welcome. :thumbsup:

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