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loulou
01-10-2003, 11:13 AM
I run AVG antivirus scan and did a scan a couple of days ago, said that I have a virus called win\32Hantaner in drive D still infected, don't know how to get rid of as AVG have not put it in the virus vault? I am a bit of a novice so any help would be grateful, my virus scan is not detecting any virus's now and grifsoft do not have any info on this

Murray P
01-10-2003, 11:36 AM
Can't find that name either is it exactly as described by AVG? You could try a scan at Trend Micro House Call (http://housecall.trendmicro.com/) for an online scan to put your mind at ease. Another thought is, that you have the remnants of another anti virus program on your comp that AVG is reacting to.

HTH Murray P

tweak\'e
01-10-2003, 11:41 AM
google brings up this (http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32hantanera.html) and this (http://www.viruslist.com/eng/viruslist.html?id=58323)

Murray P
01-10-2003, 11:56 AM
Well done tweak'e. Google gave me a not found on several combinations ?:| and tried the virus encycloperdias of a couple of virus apps. will have to try again.

Cheers Murray P

loulou
01-10-2003, 12:19 PM
Hi loulou here I went online to microtrend housecall which came up with 2 matches : PE_HANTANER.A Aliases W32/hllp.hantaner etc This virus infects .EXE files in the Kazaa and internet download folder files in the kazaa shared folder etc.
WORM_GELCAN.A : Aliases Hantaner.A This worm spreads throu floppy drives.It stays dormant on the systems memo copying itself to its target drive.
I have just recently had my computer reformatted about 3 weeks ago, have also gone back a few days in restore as my novice(real novice husband) had touched something and I couldn't run some programmes, I have turned off restore and done a virus scan, No virus, have reset restore.
I've only ever had AVG 6.0 I also update from windows, Defrag, scandisk etc
Would it be worth upgrading or changing to another anti virus programme any thoughts would be appreciated.
loulou

tweak\'e
01-10-2003, 12:25 PM
mayby the reason it didn't quarratine it was due to it bing in the restore file, so by turning off restore you have deleted it.

loulou
01-10-2003, 12:59 PM
thanks for your help
what r excellent anti-virus software programmes 4 a home small business user ?

Murray P
01-10-2003, 04:53 PM
AVG is fine, like any anti virus keep the program updated plus the virus definition files (every week for the latter).

I use Trend Micro PCcillin, got it as an OEM with a motherboard and haven't had any problems. PC World ran a test on anti virus last issue, I think.

Cheers Murray P