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KillAPP-w boot sector virus


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#1 vipjag234

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:06 PM

I am trying to fix a friend's computer (for free). I ran Avast! antivirus and it detected KillAPP-W in the boot sector. I tried to repair it with Avast! but it could not nor could it"move to chest". On the next scan it was not detected at all. He has an HP pavilion dv 9208nr laptop running Vista Home Premium he purchased in 2006 . The virus prevents the computer from connecting to the internet. I downloaded the apps from this sites Virus removal guide and burned them to CD. My question is if I run the apps on his infected laptop and burn the log results to CD and put the CD in my computer will the KillAPP-W virus transfer to my computer and infect it too? Thanks

Edited by Orange Blossom, 23 September 2010 - 07:44 PM.
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

Hello,this may not a virus at all. It appears to be just what is known as a PUP/ (potentially unwanted program). If you look thru this post at AVast you will se it is related to HP and only even detected if you have included the option to scan for PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and possibly didn't know the impact of that choice. This executable is designed to kill processes so it can be used for good or evil and that intent/purpose isn't something an AV can really decide.

Check the files Location: C:\HP\Bin Name: EndProcess.exe Avast 5.0 Pro picks it up as Virus: Win32:KillApp-W[PUP]

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http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=604...09916#msg509916
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 01:49 PM

Thanks for the info. It saved me a lot of time and expense.




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