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AVG found a Trojanhorse VB2.TZZ on my TOMTOM GPS


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#1 drbobj

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:59 PM

I attached my Tomtom GPS nav device to my windows 7 laptop via USB cable. While I was updating and operating my GPS from the laptop all of a sudden my AVG antivirus said there was a trojan hours in several files on the e: drive which is where the tomtom shows up in windows explorer. The AVG supposedly fixed the virus. Is it possible to get a virus on a portable GPS device?

 

The tomtom seems to be working just fine when I use it in the car for navigation

 

Thanks for any help with this issue

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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I found these 2 links on the subject. They are dated 2007.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2008/04/gps-viruses-has-your-device-been-infected/index.htm

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/1280096223/Mobile-GPS-system-virus-could-infect-network
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For a peace of mind you may be interested in this Kaspersky security program.
http://www.kaspersky.com/android-security

or this one.
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15405

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:20 PM

Nasdaq

 

Thanks for your reply

 

I bought my TomTom around 2009 or 10 so I don't think the info from the articles would apply, they talk about a virus on the tomtom as it comes from the factory. I have used the tomtom for a few years occasionally connecting it to a computer and never found any indication of any virus until just last week.

 

From what I can tell the links for the security programs you recommended are both for android tablets. I don't think it would run on a gps unit. Should I just connect the tomtom to a computer and run an anti virus program again. I could connect it to my HP windows 8 computer at home but I don't have internet at home.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:20 AM

This is not my forty as you can see.

I just checked and found this forum.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/177/gps-devices/

I think you will be better served there.

Good Luck.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

Thanks

 

I was not sure if I was in the right forum



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:47 PM

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