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#1 destiny27

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 08:49 AM

My AVG scan picked up that I had trojan psw.generic4.jow last night. It went on to heal it, and I decided to Google it to see what the effects of being infected might be. There was nothing on Google about this particular psw.generic trojan, and while I am happy that AVG fixed it (am currently running various anti-everything programs to see if they detect it), I would like to know what could have happened had the infection remained on my laptop. TIA.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:30 AM

Google under "psw.generic4" for further information.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:09 PM

I did that, but couldn't find anything specific. Thanks anyway :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:17 PM

According to what I have read on the web it is designed to steal passwords, record keystrokes, personal info. and pass the info on. If you are a gamer, the version you had could of been designed to steal your game passwords.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:21 PM

Great, thanks Buddy. I have recently started playing Second Life, and never had any problems with infections before, so there is a strong chance it came from there. On asking around, I was told SL isn't known for creating problems, but I was suspicious that this only happened since I played the game. Thanks for your help.




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