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Avast! trojan alert

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#1 boarder


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:25 AM

Hi Folks,
I did a scan with AVG free that showed I had downloaded a trojan. AVG ran clean after that. I then ran a Malwarebytes scan which showed 4 trojans. MB dealt with the issue.
I then ran SuperAntSpyware and got a clean scan. Having run clear AVG, SuperAntiSpyware and MB scans I uninstalled AVG and installed Avast and ran a scan with it.
Avast has now given me the message "Contains recognition pattern of the SPR/Tool.PassView.XA program".
The program has quarantined the file but I am now generally concerned about the safety of my machine.
I'm wondering how serious this message, is and is there anything else I can do to catch any other trojans/viruses?
Any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:02 PM

Did your avast provide a specific file(s) name associated with the threat detection and if so, where is it located (full file path) at on your system?

Do you use any password viewing programs? There are many of them available for free use which allows you to view or retrieve forgotten passwords. These types of tools are usually considered in the broad category of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPS) because they can be abused by others.

Edited by quietman7, 13 January 2011 - 01:04 PM.

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