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Windows 7: HTML/Infected.Webpage.GenHTMLscriptvirus

30 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
 
 
HTML/Infected.Webpage.GenHTMLscriptvirus

every time i scan my pc, this is the only virus that my antivirus (avira) always detected "HTML/Infected.Webpage.GenHTMLscriptvirus". i don't know what it is, and what it does,..i already check the processes in the task manager and there's no malicious programs running..but still it bothers me.. please help me to determine on what kind of virus is this and how to get rid of it.. thanks in advance!

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30 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vanjos View Post
every time i scan my pc, this is the only virus that my antivirus (avira) always detected "HTML/Infected.Webpage.GenHTMLscriptvirus". i don't know what it is, and what it does,..i already check the processes in the task manager and there's no malicious programs running..but still it bothers me.. please help me to determine on what kind of virus is this and how to get rid of it.. thanks in advance!
Hello Vanjos,

Avira has a high false positive alarm rate. I advice you to replace/change Avira if possible.

To make sure that your PC is clean of any malware infection, do a full scan using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

Download and install it, then read this tutorial on how to use the program.
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30 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

It may be a false positive, or it may be not. What are the associated files? You can upload them to these two sites.

http://www.virustotal.com/

http://virusscan.jotti.org/en
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31 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

I don't think it necessary to "replace" Avira as it is respected program. But as noted, all programs can, and sometimes do have false positives - that is certainly better than missing some malicious code. Therefore I don't recommend automatically removing something that is tagged. Instead, I recommend confirming it is malware and certainly the recommended use of MBAM is my first choice for a supplemental scanner.

Also, there are several reputable on-line scanners from folks like Kaspersky, Trend Micro, and PandaSoft that you can use to double check too.

If you choose to replace your anti-malware program, there are several excellent anti-malware programs to choose from, some free, some not. I recommend you chose one that performs consistently well in tests by the following respected labs:
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31 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, vanjos.

In checking the Avira forum, it appears that you are being alerted because there is a hidden IFRAME that loads a script, which may also load advertisements. The reason you receive the alert is because malware uses this mechanism.

I suggest you submit the file to Avira as a "suspected false positive" and see what the analysis is from Avira Lab.
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