just yesterday my AVG 7 Free Antivirus warned me about having Downloader.Generic.AMM trojan horse.
I haven't found any information about this virus through google, thus I think it is something new.
It creates files
and also all.exe in the IE temporary internet files folder.
It cannot be healed, however, all.exe can be deleted by AVG, and all.exe can be deleted manually (AVG cannot delete it).
Nevertheless, even I deleted it during being disconnected from internet, then run AVG again, Spybot and also Ad-aware, after reconnection to the internet the AVG resident shield detected the same files (and virus) again in a few minutes!
Probably the reason and source must be hidden somewhere, I do not know.
Could it be caused by using Internet Explorer? Would it help if I use only FireFox?
[maybe I could post also the hijackthis.de log file, but may I also in this thread?]
Post Edited (KiiroiZen) : 7/28/2005 5:43:06 AM GMT
Hi, I looked all over for a solution before I found the lead on this site. Thanks!
PROBLEM: I have been getting virus-warnings for about two weeks with the DOWNLOAD.GENERIC.TROJAN.AJW (or was it AWJ? - not certain of the full name as I deleted all files after the problem was solved). Anyway, AVG anti-virus kept finding the viruses everyday and I deleted them, but the next day they were back.
I tried SpyBot, SpyBlaster, CounterSpy, AdAware, ZoneAlarm, AVG and still I got this trojan alert from AVG everyday after everything else turned up clean.
SOLUTION: Downloaded EWIDO ( http://www.ewido.net/en/download/ ) - full version free for 14 days - minimal version free after that. It took 2 hours to scan the whole computer (300 Mb of data) but FOUND 111 MALWARE files that all those other programs missed!
FIREFOX WARNING: Many of these malware files were in the firefox program folder - including infection of weather.exe (the browser weather update plug-in). Others were found in YAHOO MESSENGER folder. A few others were found elsewhere. Why is there almost nothing on this trojan on Google? Perhaps it is so new. It must be very sneaky as it was very hard to catch and all those other programs missed it.
Now I love EWIDO! (See attached 2 screenshots of EWIDO's findings)
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