Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:56 AM
OS: Windows XP Home Edition SP3
AV: Avast Anitvirus 4.8 Home Edition
AS: Spybot Search & Destroy
FW: Comodo Firewall v3.13
I just recently logged into my computer today and got a popup from my antivirus, notifying me that the virus database has been updated (VPS: 091203-0, 12/03/2009). Shortly after this, avast starts performing a resident protection scan and starts kicking out messages saying 4 files, used by Spybot Search & Destroy are infected with a trojan (Win32:Delf-MZG[Trj]). These files are VOL_TO~1.DLL, teatimer.exe, advcheck.dll and SDHELPER.DLL. I chose to have the files moved to the virus chest and quarantined. I'm not sure what to do, as I can't seem to find any information, on whether this might be a false alert due to an erroneous update or a legitimate infection.. This is the first time I have seen any type of issue between these two programs. I'm wondering if the avast antivirus database update, that just occurred, is triggering a false positive. I haven't had any issues recently, except for one involving an IE add on (flash10b.ocx) that went awry, after updating my adobe reader to version 9. The shockwave object errors out and I end up having to close the browser window. But I do not believe that the virus alerts I'm getting have anything to do with that, as this just started happening after the anitvirus update. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone could offer, as I'm unsure of what route to take from this point.