hi, i am having trouble with a what looks like a trojan (not sure of terms, item hidden in an downloaded excel file?)
i down loaded some files for code examples for downloading yahoo and google finance data. (fairly certain one of these files)
AVG Threat name: VBA:Downloader-FBO[Trj]
ran MBAR anti root kit, MBAM anti malware, AVG scanner / resident, each twice, AVG only catches item after i open EXCEL my file.
when i open my excel file, it: saves on a coded open, and if hit save right away might save again.
if i make any changes to file then MSG ERROR: your changes could not be saved because of a sharing violation.
when i open an old file, i can paste code into the workbook once & save, but prefer not to loose the data entry work done by using an old file. on second save the same errors appear.
after hit ok on above MSG ERROR, AVG comes up with the trojan message listed above: Threat name: VBA:Downloader-FBO[Trj]
it does not seem that the scanners can find the problem before i operate MS EXCEL.
can i get some help on a procedure to remove this problem. I am willing to run any prescribed steps or scanners..
i will be very interested in isolating the source of the problem.. what file it came from / what site. (if can get that help from what ever scanning of my pc, that we do).
i have not used emails much at all, and spent most of day just trying to get logged on here (not sure if have any other hack or virus problems
it has been awhile since i reinstalled my system. USING: WIN XP SP3 and variety of small free security apps (spybot teatimer, private firewall 7, AVG only recently, MB anti exploit, firefox: noscript.
i have been up for more than a day.. will return tonight (your tomorrow morn..) and should have more info on file names & sources.
i need to find the offending file, so this does not happen again when i reinstall my system pending now.. (either back to XP pro or WIN 7 pro & office 2010)
am dead in water & have to do this. thanks in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 22 November 2017 - 01:26 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.