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    Thumbs down Got my first virus ...

    I ran AVG tonight and found the following:





    I have searched the Internet to see what I could find on this and this is what I came up with:

    Once I know the version number, what should I do?

    Use the table below to determine the right action.

    If the version number is 3809 or less. . . You should. . . Apply Microsoft VM build 3810. (Available from Windows Update).

    3810 or higher Do nothing. You’re using a version that’s already protected against these vulnerabilities.


    I checked mine and it is version 3810 ... so according to what I read I do not need to update at all.

    My question is how would I have gotten this? ... and if I do not use Outlook at all ... would it have caused any real problems?

    Thanks in advance ...
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    Anyone have any ideas?
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    You can be directed to go to a website, and the Site itself can infect you ~ just one thought

    Basic secenrio is that a new exploit is created, the infector sends out a spam email, gets you to click on the website link, and it infects your computer without you even knowing -

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    There are many ways you could have gotten it....visiting an *********s website could do it.


    The thing is .ico file extension could either be the real thing or could be an icon. Windows icons have the .ico file extension and since it looks like it's from a theme it may have not been anything.

    If it was a virus since you have the udated Virtual Machine you are good to go...no worries

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    Thanks guys ...
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    I'd guess it's a virus caught from a website, based on the fact that it has "java" included in its name. I cannot find information on that name though..."java/byteverify". Probably similar to a common one known as "JSExploit"....javascript. (although those are usually found in temp internet files). I've never seen an .ico infected. Wonder if it's a false alarm?

    Those (java exploits) are common on...err....those adult websites. Now we know what the Kirch Man spends his late nights surfing!
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    Cool find Loony....
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    Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
    I've never seen an .ico infected.
    I took a snapshot while the program was still scanning ... the .ico just happened to be in the window at the time of the snapshot.
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    Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat


    Those (java exploits) are common on...err....those adult websites. Now we know what the Kirch Man spends his late nights surfing!
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    doesn't avg scan files as u use them or download them or was it a new virus that the wasnt in the update until now. i was gonna get avg instead of my flaky panda av but should I?
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    Originally posted by mwkirchner
    I took a snapshot while the program was still scanning ... the .ico just happened to be in the window at the time of the snapshot.
    Didn't eyeball the "Now Testing" part above that path...just quickly peeked..assumed that was one of the guilty files.
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    Originally posted by stevejrc
    doesn't avg scan files as u use them or download them or was it a new virus that the wasnt in the update until now. i was gonna get avg instead of my flaky panda av but should I?
    It does I believe if you have it running in the background ... which I do not.
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    My first (and only) virus was "Form.A" back in 94 or 95. Got it from a floppy I brought home. Damn that was a bastard to kill
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    my first virus was the stupid CIH virus, it activates on the 26th of every month

    i didn't have a virus scanner installed so i didn't know i had it, it was my fault

    the virus activated and wiped my hard drive, plus it wiped my BIOS, i had to order a new bios chip from ABIT

    this was about 4 years ago

    i vowed never again to not have a virus scanner installed hehe
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    My first virus was Michelangelo back in the day. Around '93 I think.

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    Viruses from porn...

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    My first was a password stealing trojan I picked up on AOL. It would automatically email a hotmail account my aol password no matter how many times I reset it.

    Damn good little trojan I'd say


    And it gave me the clap...I was mad about that part

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    Mine was a damn loveletter-A virus. Duplicated file scripts next to the names and corrupted the OS little by little.
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    i have been lucky i guess, been online for about 4 years and never been infected that i know of, though i have downloaded a few before.

    opps - i hope i didn't just jinx myself
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