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#1 Schony


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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:30 AM

AVG has identified 3 viruses - Java/ByteVerify - in all of its scans in the last few weeks. The status of 2 of them are "Infected, Embedded object" and the other one is "Infected, Archive". Do I need to worry about these? Thanks.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 11:08 AM

Yes, these are trojans/exploits.

1. If you have the SunJava Console (Java Runtime Environment) follow these steps:

-Go to your control panel
-Open Java Plug-in
-Click on the Cache tab
-Click clear
(To stop this from happening again uncheck the enable cache-ing)
Run AVG again.
Make sure you have the LATEST version of JRE from Sun (1.5.0_05). If not, download this and then uninstall any older version before installing the latest:


2. Embedded file:

AVG 7 Free now detects infections in areas that it was unable to before. The most notable are ones embedded inside of archives. Since AVG can't determine if you created the archive or if it was a parasite that created it, they leave these alone so you may have a chance to recover uninfected files from the archive and then you simply delete the archive when done. Infections that are inside of an archive aren't a direct threat to your system unless the file gets extracted to allow it to run. Grisoft has chose this method because it is safer for your data that the archive may contain.

Removal instructions are found here, around the quotation above:

Hope this helps.

Edited by jgweed, 21 January 2006 - 11:09 AM.

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#3 Schony

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:02 AM

That seems to have worked. Thanks.

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