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Virus?

By pysces83 ·
Our Anti-virus (AVG Network Edition 8.5) is set to scan our server during the night.

This morning, when I checked the logs, AVG reported a "VBS/agent" virus in the C:\WINNT\INSTALLER folder.

I've never heard of this virus, is it safe to allow the AV remove it? What do the files in WINNT\INSTALLER do?

We're running SBS 2000, with AVG Network Edition 8.5

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Boot into Safe Mode

by Jacky Howe In reply to Virus?

and run a scan. That may remove the trojan.

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C:\WINNT\INSTALLER

by Jacky Howe In reply to Boot into Safe Mode
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Thanks...

by pysces83 In reply to C:\WINNT\INSTALLER

for that info.

I booted into safe mode, AVG said it couldn't 'heal' so it's deleted the offending file.

Hope the entire system doesn't go haywire because this file has been deleted.

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Should

by Wizard-09 In reply to Thanks...

Not cause you any problems, but I would run another scan on the system just to be sure that it's gone, as I have removed virus before on servers/desktops to have them return again.

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You should be OK

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks...
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