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    ok, so if i've done a virus scan, and its come back with one which the scan wizard hasn't done anything with (3 others are in 'quarantine'). its given me a file path (some of which is below...C: (...) \Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\jvmimpr o.jar-51fad18-7b76a459.zip\vmain.class  i've gone and found that file (the vmain.class bit). can i just delete it? is that a file which the virus has created, or just infected?what should i do?never thoguht i'd say this... but where is dylan.... 

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    Senior Member Mr.Wilson's Avatar
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    It's a downloader for a Trojan. Delete it and consider running an active scanner whenever you're online. Not all Antivirus & firewall systems are active all the time and don't catch everything. I've found Avast is pretty good (and free) compared to Norton which sucked balls.

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    Avira AVG - if you want a decent freebie AV software or McAfee if you're paying, Norton is wank!!. Delete zip and quarantined files if you current AV can't clean the files.

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    I used to think AVG was great for a free product....until the other week when it allowed my machine to be infected.  Can't remember the virus's names (for there was more than one) but in combination they 1) disabled windows firewall and automatic updates but surpressed the warning 2) infected the AVG scanning services so that they would not run (either scheduled or auto scanning) 3) removed all restore points and created a new one post virus installation 4) installed go.google URL redirection Adware 5) installed a key stroke logger and sent me to fake Egg and HSBC banking sites.Luckily I work in IT so sorted it out, but if you were an average user I reckon your machine would be buggered and you're bank account would be empty.  Needless to say AVG has now been binned.

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    AVG run in conjunction with AdAware, Spybot S&D,Spyware Blaster, ZoneAlarm pro - had no problems..

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    errrrr...ok. i've got f-secure, and i get the impression that it does active sweep, as its picked up a fwe recently (computer not been in use much over summer).so i should delete the file then? (as in right click, choose 'delete' option?)don't really want to download loads of other things to further slow down my laptop really, as i've also no clue about computers...is it safe to shop online with this thing? 

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    I'd delete it yeah, but it could be a file created by the virus so it will likely reappear if the virus finds it's not there.  You need to get rid of it all.Do a full system with F-Secure then download and install AVG and do another one just to be sure. Should be ok then.  Also, make sure that your AV product has downloaded the latested definition file so that you can catch the latest threats.Alternatively the virus you have may no do anything at all, most of em don't.  Try sticking the virus name in here to see what level of threat there is.http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/If you want to test your AV is working then google EICAR and download the test virus to see if your AV program catches it.And for the future stop downloading porn\stealing music\stealing software\opening emails from people you don't know and you will likely never get another virus.

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    I've never had a problem with Norton.

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    so if i delete it, its not going to make things not run proper?AVG? where from? will it slow stuff down?still safe to shop online?'stop downloading porn\stealing music\stealing software\opening emails from people you don't know'never downloaded porn, and i wouldn't know how to steal music or software... i'd open some emails but never click on links... and i can't remember last time i did open one.

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    NOD32, even the name sounds evil!

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    so i should delete the file then?if in doubt just type the name of the virus into google i'd delete solely on the basis of it being a Java exploiting trojan downloader. do you need the downloader? probably 99.9999% not.

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    "so if i delete it, its not going to make things not run proper?" - impossible to say I'm afraid as it could have infected a file that is needed by a program.  That program may no longer run, but which is worse, a program that no longer functions on a clean system or a dirty system with a program that runs."AVG? where from? will it slow stuff down?" www.download.com or Google AVG.  Again impossible to say whether it will slow your system down without knowing the ins and outs of it.  I was suggesting just running it as a 2nd system scan and then removing it, sorry if that wasn't clear."still safe to shop online?" - If you've deleted the file and performed another scan that didn't throw up anything then I'd say you were fine."never downloaded porn, and i wouldn't know how to steal music or software" - Really? What else is a PC for?

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    "AVG run in conjunction with AdAware, Spybot S&D,Spyware Blaster, ZoneAlarm pro - had no problems.."Same result here but just using Norton Internet Security rather than a multitude of free pikey stuff.

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    Open Source / Freeware doesn'tmean Pikey, Mike. I had Norton and had to bin it when it started seeing Windows components as Spyware (they weren't) and deleted them. McAfee stuffed up a perfectly good iMac as well and was quickly removed.

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    I'd go Open Source on everything if I could.  People tend to be much more conciensious if they know their code can be easily looked at and modified.Even big companies are starting to look at Open Source as a way of getting people involved in their products.  IBM have a full-time team involved in the Open Office project, and their version - Lotus Symphony - is essentialy repacked Open Office.  It's not perfect in that it can't currently open MS 2007 documents....but then neither can MS Office 2003 unless you save it as an old document version....then what's the point of going 2007.

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    ^ Agreed linux and open source software is the way forward is cheaper runs faster Mike can stick with his Norton PC performance Downgrade Software

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    then what's the point of going 2007.Although I agree on the basis i don't really use Word as such for more than basic tasks,  they can't keep using the same format for 12+++ years times have changed.He says using Office 97 and Access 97 still

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    I'm unsure if this years Corporate Version of Norton which I've installed on @40 PC's without them ever reporting a virus,  actually does anything what so ever.Worst software ever,  switched everyone to AVG free recently,  relying on the firewall in the router so far so good,  @10pc's including mine testing it and all very happy.

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    one more time for good luck nod32

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    I tried NOD32 Mike,  not for long,  PC slowed to a crawl they changed something and cocked it up

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