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I Have Some Viruses....


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#1 o2w4e

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:33 AM

I'm using AVG Antivirus Free Edition, I have about 12 viruses in the virus vault and I'm not sure how I should go about getting rid of them. I'm afraid to just delete the files, can someone help me? If I need to post anything please let me know. Thank you.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 01:10 AM

Every detected infected object should be moved to the AVG Virus Vault.
Within the AVG Virus Vault you can explore the object, delete it, or heal and restore the object if the cure has been implemented already.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 01:57 AM

Another incentive whether or not to delete the file from the virusfault would be whether the file is required for running the system

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 04:53 AM

might as well google it to search more info about the specific object if it is friend or foe

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:55 AM

Another incentive whether or not to delete the file from the virusfault would be whether the file is required for running the system

If the file was required, for a program to function, quarantining it (putting it in the vault), would have already crippled the program, since anything in the vault, doesn't have access to your system.

I leave anything, quarantined in the vault, for 2 weeks.
If I notice no adverse effects to the system in that time, I delete the file(s) from the vault.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:58 AM

AVG's Virus Vault is designed to temporarily hold files it determines to be infected in a safe place where they can do no harm to your computer. However, because of false-positives or any potential detection error, the files in the vault can be restored if needed.
A good rule is to wait one week after placing files into the vault before deleting them, since any operating problems should show up by then.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:36 AM

tg1911 and jgweed are right on target about keeping things in the vault in case of false positive. An example was seen in December 2006 when AVG quarantined a critical system file which it identified as Flooder.Ake. If the file was not restored from quarantine, the OS would not reboot. This issue was caused by a bug which gave a false detection of winlogon.exe. If the winlogon.exe file was moved or deleted the computer could get stuck in an infinite loop trying to reboot.

AVG AV Free users should read Chapter 6 of the AVG Anti-Virus Free User Manual to learn more about the virus vault. The manual is also a good resource for explaining the Control Center, Settings, and other information.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 03:52 PM

Thanks to everyone, I'll give it a week or two then decide whether I should delete or not. I know for sure what one of them is because I was suspicious of it when I downloaded it. Its a trojan horse downloader from a CD key generator I used when I bought a used game and found it didn't have the booklet with the key. I ran spyware and virus scans right after I got it but they came up with nothing so I assumed it was safe. Thanks everyone!




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