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Solved: AVG says Spybot is infected?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Eroneous, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. Eroneous

    Eroneous Thread Starter

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    Hi there! I'll get straight to it...

    I began noticing that my computer was running much slower than it should so I decided I'd run the Spybot/AdAware/HijackThis triple threat, then ran AVG's scan. Downloader.turown.K and Downloader.turown.L were both found and cleaned successfully, but I also noticed that a few of Spybot S&D's .zip files showed to have viruses in them!

    ...\DownloadWare1.zip:\dw.exe ----- Downloader.Realtens.A
    ...\DownloadWare5.zip:\dw.exe ----- Downloader.Realtens.A
    ...\RapidBlaster10.zip:\activein.dll --- Downloader.Istbar.AY
    ...\RapidBlaster8.zip:\rb32.exe ------ Dialer
    ...\RapidBlaster9.zip:\rb32.exe ------ Dialer

    I'm hoping that it's not actually infected. Is it a normal thing for these to show up like that? I know Ad-aware will show that certain aspects of Spybot S&D are spyware...any ideas? Should I try to clean them up (AVG was unable to clean them) and reinstall Spybot S&D?

    Also, does Spybot 1.3 require that 1.1 be installed? They both show on the Add/Remove programs list but attempting to uninstall Spybot S&D 1.1 just takes me into the Advanced Options menu in Spybot S&D. Just wondering about that.

    Thanks in advance!

    -Eroneous
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    I believe AVG is seeing those files in Spybot's "Recovery" folder. These are backups saved in case something needs to be restored.

    You can delete them by right clicking on the list in the display window and selecting that option.

    And no, earlier versions of Spybot do not need to be installed prior to the latest. In fact they are best removed first.
     
  3. Eroneous

    Eroneous Thread Starter

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    Thanks! I pretty well figured they weren't a threat, just wanted to make sure...can't beat peace of mind with a stick! :)
     
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