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    AVAST caught something

    Well I did a clean reinstall of WinXP, and thought I had a clean system, but i guess not...apparently a java script got through "VBS:Malware [Gen]"...some kind of javainstaller.jar...Im assuming through Firefox...(only browser i use).
    ...my question is this...avast asked/recommended i move it to the chest.
    Now since it's moved to the chest, does that mean it is no longer a threat?
    I just got AVAST today, and was barely home (went out, playin with my digital SLR, so no time). So I will read up on AVAST but wanted to know what moving to the chest would mean in terms of security.
    Thanks
    Last edited by jak3y; March 14th, 2005 at 03:19 AM.

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    Yes if you move it to the chest its harmless, after awhile if your system still runs fine you can delete it. Moving it to the virus chest you can make sure its not a "False Positive" and you accidentally delete a important file.

    You can also upload the chest files Here and see what the other scanners say about it.

    Read the help files and if you need assistance feel free to ask

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    I delete everything that Avast finds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan
    I delete everything that Avast finds.
    I do too

    If your using Webshield you shouldn't get any more of that java stuff, Webshield will terminate the web site before it gets on your PC.

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    another program to add lol
    webshield
    *does search*
    thanks
    as for the upload, do i upload it from AVAST chest folder?(if there is one...?)
    I PUT the trojan virus from the chest onto my desktop...this is what it's called "installerapplet.class" when i tried that site you listed earlier FASTGAME (http://virusscan.jotti.org/) , specifically for this file, and this is the message i get...
    ........."The file you uploaded is 0 bytes. It is very likely a firewall or a piece of malware is prohibiting you from uploading this file"
    Thanks again appreciate it
    Last edited by jak3y; March 14th, 2005 at 04:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jak3y
    another program to add lol
    webshield
    *does search*
    thanks
    as for the upload, do i upload it from AVAST chest folder?(if there is one...?)
    I PUT the trojan virus from the chest onto my desktop...this is what it's called "installerapplet.class" when i tried that site you listed earlier FASTGAME (http://virusscan.jotti.org/) , specifically for this file, and this is the message i get...
    ........."The file you uploaded is 0 bytes. It is very likely a firewall or a piece of malware is prohibiting you from uploading this file"
    Thanks again appreciate it
    no no no, Webshield is part of Avast, click on the blue ball and "On Access Scanner" pops up and you'll see Webshield.

    Also don't ever put the chest files on your desktop, you can upload to jotti right from the chest.
    Last edited by FastGame; March 14th, 2005 at 04:49 AM.

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    was a pain to find the chest folder, bought i found it anyway, made a copy of it and put it in a "computer stuff" folder on my desktop.
    as for webshield, you mean, On-Access Protection Control right?

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    as for webshield, you mean, On-Access Protection Control right?
    Yes

    was a pain to find the chest folder, bought i found it anyway, made a copy of it and put it in a "computer stuff" folder on my desktop
    Now why did you do that ? leave the Avast chest folder alone and get rid of the copy you made.

    Just let Avast do its job, delete chest files or leave them alone or let Avast delete them before you end up with virus all over your PC

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    ok deleted it, only way im accessing it now is thru the icon in the system tray.
    attached is a lil history of my chest
    im assuming the LAST one is because of my making a copy of the chest on my desktop (which i already deleted )
    again, thanks... ... ... ... ...

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    attached is a lil history of my chest
    Thanks, now everyone knows you do porn

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    well it wasnt porn lol
    it was a wallpaper site (non nude stuff)
    but i guess scripts and spyware are pushing themselves everywhere...

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    yeah, it was err...wallpaper - that's the ticket. Damn those scripts. relax, some of us are "techpornez" stars
    Last edited by lynchknot; March 15th, 2005 at 23:50 PM.

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    but it was wallpaper stuff...
    i have safe porn links, if that's possible lol

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    LOL, FG's comments was the only reason i checked the screen shot... hehe... can you give the links pls... I would like some safe wallpapers too

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    All pornographic wallpaper is safe - no protection needed - wash your hands, just in case.

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