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Just found this in a program. Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Injecter.eqg

Should I delete just the "virus" (It is a virus right) or the entire program?


Still on the thumbdrive and auto run is off so it cant hurt anything right now.
Edited by Live_free - 12/19/10 at 5:50pm
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delete the whole program, unless you are sure of the source,
you dont know what other nasties are also there.

as a rule, though, if a program has a keygen with it, your AV will always flag this as a virus.
i do override this sometimes, but as i said, i have read the comments posted by other downloaders first, so i know its a false flag
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Originally Posted by Live_free View Post
So what I have been doing is downloading on my mac (windows software so even if it had a virus wouldn't do anything) putting it on a jump drive (have autorun on my PC off) and scanning the thumb drive with kapersky. Is this fool proof or are there other steps I should take?

Peer to Peer guards that you guys might recommend when using those type's of connections?

Just general, firewalls, p2p gaurds, anything.
The main benefit of using a Mac for this is in the rejection of Malware. Since OSX will refuse to automatically execute arbitrary code - much of what people call "viruses" will simply be squashed, so long as you do not move any suspicious files and run them automatically on the Win box.

For viruses, something like ClamXAV on the Mac will detect anything that has older styles of viruses, a sort of "first step". You will also need something strong on the Windows side of things. I do not think Kaspersky is very good - but that is simply my opinion since I do not like Norton or eSet either. But whatever.

Stuff like firewalls will do diddly-do when it comes to viruses. A firewall is intended to keep remote users on an internet from probing an intranet, and has nothing to do with viruses. Firewalling is a separate issue, and too many people end up building a firewall too high for their own good; or simply open too many ports that can be exploited.

But I think you have the basic steps. Remember that even though there are few viruses for Macs - they remain an excellent vector for moving them around, since they are resistant to the infections that might make you clue in to a real problem. I think the best tool is the brain, and take the common sense steps, like don't download from sketchy web sites, don't run anything simply because a web site told you to, etc, etc...
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