Posted 27 December 2008 - 04:20 AM
Yesterday I was using my computer and I saw a virus alert from my AVG8 software, saying I have a 'Trojan horse SHeur2.hsf' in my computer. After that, my firewall closed itself and so did my windows automatic updates. I managed to set my firewall back on, but for some reason, I could not set my updates back to 'automatic/on'. Later I looked the virus up on Google and read several articles saying that it was a false alarm. I shut my computer down afterwards, feeling better.
Later when I got back on the computer, I ran a scan with AVG8, and the results were: 2 infections found. 2 infected objects removed/healed. 4 warnings.
The two infections were: Trojan horse Downloader.Generic8.HPC, and a registry key in relation to the virus.
The warnings: Tracking cookies. Though, last time I scanned there were only two, now there are four...but I don't know if they have any relation to the virus.
AVG has put the file in a virus vault, but I'm not sure what will happen next, because I've seen people say that it doesn't work. And I'm getting a lot of pop ups all of a sudden.
Is it possible that I'm still infected?