I am using an windows XP machine and I am looking to do some last cleaning up so I can turn it into a dedicated computer that plays old games that don't work or run poorly on Vista, 7, and 8. I know whatever viruses I got is not because I used the XP machine after the end of support date, but is something that was already there and would like to get rid of them.
I ran Avira and I got:
TR/Agent.bxy.2 The file that is associated with this, according to Avira is A0077808.exe
TR/Agent.66043.153 The file tha is assoctiated with this according to Avira is A0077807.exe
I already ran avira before and deleted whatever it found, and I ran the scan again after restarting the computer, and what I mentioned above was what I got, and I am going to quarantine them.
I want to know what those two viruses do, and how to get rid of them, or if it is worth the effort to get rid of. Ideally, I would probably try to run the computer in safe mode, run avira again, and then try to delete them, and then boot in regular mode, and run avira to see if avira finds anything. I will not do that quite yet, as I want your input before using avira the third and fourth time.
I will also run malwarebytes quick scan to see if there are any malware left on that computer. I will delete everything from the first scan and post back what malwarebytes found, after restarting the PC and running the scan the second time.
I would like to keep this computer offline as much as possible. I have a laptop running windows vista, and another one running windows 8. The one running windows 8 is a 12 days old, so I am fairly certain it is clean.
I also mention something about restarting my pc and running the scan again. Is there a way to check if there are no viruses or malware without having to restart the PC and run the scan again?
Edited by signofzeta, 24 April 2014 - 06:06 PM.