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Windows 7: First time infection for me - need advice

30 Sep 2012   #1
front243

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
First time infection for me - need advice

Tonight Avira detected "TR/Obfuscate.XZ.7546" in the file 'C:\Windows\Installer\AMDEx2.msi'. I have no idea how it got there.

Apparently Avira wasn't able to remove it as it kept popping up again. I install Malwarebytes Free edition, scanned and it found the same file infected and proceeded to remove it and asked to reboot. I have now rebooted, scanned with Malwarebytes and Avira. Nothing found.

Can I feel confident that the threat is removed? I tried to google the Avira name of the trojan but I could not find any information. Even Aviras built-in database got nothing on it.

Malwarebytes simply called it "Malware/Generic".


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30 Sep 2012   #2
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I suggest running a full system scan, with both Avira and MalwareBytes in safe mode. you should be safe if it is removed if you notice anything damaged, be sure to report.
If you are really paranoid or scared, then you can always perform a system restore to before this virus popped up.
And as always back up any important files, but regardless it should be taken care of.
This may pertain to your virus issue, http://www.ehow.com/how_7275510_remo...tor-virus.html
As always make sure you are getting the latest updates with windows.
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04 Oct 2012   #3
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by front243 View Post
Tonight Avira detected "TR/Obfuscate.XZ.7546" in the file 'C:\Windows\Installer\AMDEx2.msi'. I have no idea how it got there.

Apparently Avira wasn't able to remove it as it kept popping up again. I install Malwarebytes Free edition, scanned and it found the same file infected and proceeded to remove it and asked to reboot. I have now rebooted, scanned with Malwarebytes and Avira. Nothing found.

Can I feel confident that the threat is removed? I tried to google the Avira name of the trojan but I could not find any information. Even Aviras built-in database got nothing on it.

Malwarebytes simply called it "Malware/Generic".
Look in the Virus Chest if it picked it up hopefully it was moved to the chest ok.
Try looking for log file of completed scans. That will also tell you were the file was located.
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05 Oct 2012   #4
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

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