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Trojan-downloader.win32.small.dlw Found By Kaspersky Online Scan!

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#1 ceb83


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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:02 AM


I'm running 98SE on a P3.

Recently I've been having problems; freezing, slow running, etc., all the usual symptons. :thumbsup: :inlove:

I use Norton Internet Security 2005 with regular downloaded updates.

I've scanned my PC using the current Norton AV, plus both Spybot and AdAware.
AdAware & Spybot found malware, which was quarantined.

However, my PC was still unstable so I tried an online Panda scan, again nothing. :flowers: :trumpet:

It wasn't until I did an online Kaspersky scan that a virus was picked up.
Kaspersky found, "Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.dlw" in C:\ProgramFiles\NortonInternet\Security\NortonAntiVirus\Quarantine\38A809A9.exe.

Can someone out there help me get rid of this??

Many thanks in advance,


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Posted 09 October 2006 - 03:42 PM

Hello ceb83

The Kaspersky scan flagged the Trojan-Downloader in the quarantined area of NAV as shown by the path location you gave. When a progam quarantines a file or moves it into a virus vault, it is safely held there under you take action to delete it. The reason for doing this is to prevent deletion of an essential file that may have been flagged as a "false positive". You could then restore the file. Doing this also allows you to view and investigate the files while keeping them from harming your computer. Thus, Quarantine is just an extra safety measure. You can launch NAV and delete that file so it will not be detected again.

Another good anti-malware program you can use on Win 9x is SUPERAntiSypware free for Home Users which you can download here.
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe to install and use the default settings for installation.
  • Run SUPERAntiSypware and update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates".
  • When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software".
  • There are three scanning options available. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next".
  • When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Place a checkmark next to items you wish to remove/quarantine and Click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • Select close to exit the program.
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