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Ander

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Hi,

Today I ran a system-check with AVG Anti-Virus 6.0. It gave these strange results:

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Results of Complete Test, date and time 9/23/2003 13:33:45 :

Testing C:\ volume C serial 175F-16F8
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.LOG Cannot open; not checked!
C:\Documents and Settings\Rollo G. Fisk\NTUSER.DAT Cannot open; not checked!
C:\Documents and Settings\Rollo G. Fisk\ntuser.dat.LOG Cannot open; not checked!
C:\Documents and Settings\Rollo G. Fisk\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UsrClass.dat.LOG Cannot open; not checked!
C:\Documents and Settings\Rollo G. Fisk\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\WINDOWS\USRCLASS.DAT Cannot open; not checked!
C:\Documents and Settings\Rollo G. Fisk\Application Data\MOZILLA\PROFILES\DEFAULT\J36JSYO2.SLT\parent.lock Cannot open; not checked!
C:\DL\RamPlayer 2.0 beta 2 (free Real Audio player)\RAMP02B2.EXE repaired
C:\DL\Booly.zip:\VGAEGA.EXE:pKLITE Suspicion: unknown virus .EXE.COM
Testing D:\ volume WIN_SWAP serial 3EC9-764D
Testing G:\ volume G serial 0C7F-B90E
Testing I:\ volume I serial 3EA0-D717
Testing J:\ volume J serial 7D41-AE3A
Testing K:\ volume K serial BBE2-8563

Test finished, duration 00:32:39.9 s
78962 objects tested, 4 found infected

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BOOLY.ZIP contained a text file and a file called VGAEGA.EXE. I extracted the .EXE and checked it with Norton (by mailing it to myself on Yahoo); it found no virus. I suspect that was a false alarm. Nonetheless, I've removed BOOLY.ZIP and VGAEGA.EXE.

I'm not worried about MOZILLA\PROFILES\DEFAULT\J36JSYO2.SLT\parent.lock---I think it was just the Mozilla-quick-start icon in my system-tray.

What about those apparent system files, though? Is it normal for them to be unreadable? If not, what do you recommend I do?

Thanks! ---Ander
 
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Yes, it is quite normal,

as for VGAEGA.exe, could be a false alarm OR an unknown virus

Could you post what the text file said?

You should make sure that you have set AVG to check heuristically (Resident Shield | Use Heuristics) that way if it IS an unknown virus but has a significant similarity to an existing virus it will be caught
 
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Do you do gaming and use a sight called Underdogs? I was able to find that Booly.zip I think is a game download. Look at this site and see if it is familiar.
 
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Well found BillC, which can only mean you knowingly downloaded it, though I couldn't get it to work and wasn't in zip form ;)
 
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Putasolution...actually I did not download it, but found it with a great search engine I use along with Google. A tech friend of mine told me about Teoma. They tend to have more techinal stuff and less of the "fluff" you find on Google. Now you know my secret. :D
 
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I was presuming that ander had actually downloaded it knowingly. It should have read He rather than you ;)

I went through two screens and a pop up before the download applet appeared ;)
 

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Thanks, guys (and I must say, that was quick).

The AVG alarm was nothing to worry about. It was just complaining about an old self-extracting archive kernel (PKLITE), which it thought had two file extensions, which can be a virus characteristic. (It didn't, though, and it wasn't.)
 
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