My parents' computer has not had decent protection in a while (mcafee outdated and full of errors and same with norton) and is running Windows XP SP3. Today I installed AVG free antivirus and updated it fully. I started a scan and it found explorer.exe as a "Trojan horse Agent.VIH". The location is C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe (1756). I'm still not sure about what the 1756 stands for and i know the file location is where its supposed to be from searching google and all that. My parents have had no problems with windows until today when firefox would not start because the computer was low on memory (RAM i believe it meant not sure). Should I delete this explorer? i did search the file and found two explorer files one being 0.98mb and had an icon similar to my computer icon. The other was about 800 BYTES and had a folder with a magnifying glass for an icon and was not an app. I really need help my parents are freaking out now.
Slightly unrelated: is C:\WINDOWS\system32\CmdLineExt03.dll a virus too? same classification as explorer.
EDIT: OOPS! i think i posted in the wrong section. Sorry about that I'm new to these forums and didn't really check the sections thoroughly.
Edited by darkdays, 14 March 2009 - 12:28 PM.