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Windows 7: What is the pdf.exploit that my scanner keeps talking about

19 Feb 2012   #1
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
What is the pdf.exploit that my scanner keeps talking about

Whatever it is i have been cleaning it of my machine every time i scan my machine.

I did get i virus a month or so ago but i got it of relatively quick.

Should i be concerned about these?

Also according to avg it found it while it was trying to turn on or something.

Is it like tracking cookies always there being a pest but never doing real damage or is it something bad

Thanks for replies also here is a pic

P.s also what are those java things




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19 Feb 2012   #2
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Hi computergeekguy.

Firstly I would remove AVG and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials & Malwarebytes. Why? Because Microsoft Security Essentials has better detection, is lighter and doesn't cause BSOD's.

I would then run a Scan using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes to see if it can detect and remove it.

Next if none of this helps, I would either Disable or Update Java on every Browser or uninstall it completely until the infection is gone.

If Malwarebytes or MSE finds and removes the infection, run an SFC Scan to repair any files the virus could have corrupted.
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20 Feb 2012   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

PDF exploit is Adobe ... it's in a temporary file location

Please download TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB). Before running, it will stop Explorer and all other running apps. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.
Updating Java:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7.
    Java SE Downloads
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7u2 allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-7u2-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.

After you have done the above, update your version of Adobe
Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions
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