Recent scan with updated AVG identified two different Trojans, one involving uninstall for PCFriendly which I solved by deleting both the Trojan file and the program since I did not need either! The identical problem found by Netscape search based on the virus type Trojan horse PSW.Generic6.ABBK, the same virus name as I am identifying here, was reported earlier by a different party but final outcome of their issue was indeterminate. As said, I deleted both the program and the trojan so that problem is solved...I report it just for infomation as maybe relates to this next issue, which is my problem.
The second Trojan is apparently preventing my restoring the computer to an earlier time to fix a different problem ( ref only: in changing between two different names in Outlook Express but not part of this question). I believe this to be true since the file is A0327396.exe is found as C:\system volume information\restore [XXXXXXX....\RP1925\A0327396.exe. As already stated above, the virus type is Trojan horse PSW.Generic6.ABBK. I would just delete this file as well, but although I cannot perform a restore function right now, if I delete the file, it is probably the base data for the restore conditions and would prevent me from ever restoring to an earlier time than now, or perhaps ever? I am not very computer literate...only know enough to get in trouble.
PERTINENT DRIVEL?: I have a backup plan though....two different images of Norton Ghost, so I could just scrap current data and restore the image...maybe? But again, the Trojan might have been existing six months ago when I made the images, and was just detected by an updated AVG. I run AVG and Spybot and Adaware and Bazooka frequently so I am believing it is a new problem. Since the Trojan is in the vault, I cannot look at the date the file was generated or modified.
WHAT TO DO NOW: Any suggested approaches?
[Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw]
Edited by jgweed, 16 September 2008 - 10:41 AM.