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#1 purrlofagirl

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

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I ran ESET online scan. It detected and quarantined the following:

C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\Setup\INF\aswSP.sys
probably a variant of Win32/Genetik trojan
__cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined


C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys
probably a variant of Win32/Genetik trojan
__cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined


Avast is my anti-virus. (which I disabled prior to scan
(8 sections called "shields")- all
Can an these really be a variant of Win32/Genetik trojan?[/color]


I have not rebooted - and hope someone can help before I must do

Thanks for any help - Sandra B

PS I must go out for an hour - back by 6 est

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Sorry, I re-posted before I found Animal's comment.SandraB :blink:

Edited by purrlofagirl, 05 February 2013 - 05:50 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

This is a false positive and had been reported by many Avast users.

Edited by narenxp, 05 February 2013 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:33 AM

Thanks for your answer.
So it appears that I need not delete the two files?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:23 AM

Yep,they are part of Avast antivirus




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