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AVG Says I have a Virus


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#1 Phunluver

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:16 PM

Was surfing the web, when AVG came up with a message that I was infected with the JS Pakes Virus, in the Mozilla profile folder. I downloaded and installed Malware Bytes, which said everything was okay after a quick scan, but I'm still not sure.
Here is the ABAM log

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5121

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

11/15/2010 5:05:42 PM
mbam-log-2010-11-15 (17-05-42).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 143606
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 30 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Edited by Phunluver, 15 November 2010 - 05:18 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:04 PM

When you are performing a scan for viruses, some anti-virus scanners may find a file in your Firefox cache that it believes is a virus....Note: It is unlikely that you have been infected. Firefox does not launch some types of files that are downloaded into the cache, which prevents most viruses from propagating to your computer...

Firefox cache file was infected with a virus

However, when alerted to this type of threat, it's a good practice to clear your Clear the cache in Firefox:
  • Click Tools, select Options and click the Privacy Icon.
  • In the History section, set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history from the drop down box.
  • Select the check box for "Clear history when Firefox closes".
  • Beside "Clear history when Firefox closes", click the Settings... button to open the Settings for Clearing History window.
  • In the Settings for Clearing History window, click the check mark box next to Cache.
  • Click Ok to close the Settings for Clearing History window.
  • Click Ok to close the Options window, exit and relaunch the browser.
Then Clear the browser cache in Internet Explorer and clean out Windows temporary files:
  • Quit all instances of Outlook Express, Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.
  • Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
  • On the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files:
    • Click "Delete Files".
    • In the Delete Files dialog box, tick the "Delete all offline content check box", and then click "OK".
    • Click "Delete Cookies"
  • Under History, click Clear History
  • Click OK.
-- Internet Explorer 8 users should refer to Safely Delete the Temporary Internet Files.
-- For other versions of Internet Explorer and different browsers, please see How to Clear Your Browser's Cache.
-- If using Sun Java, please refer to How to clear the Java cache.
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