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Codex
22-09-2004, 11:08 PM
Hey there i've been looking varous search engines fo an Online Virus Scanner that doesnt just scan and then try to sell you software but actually removes the virus(s) as well. So can someone here please provide me with a link???

beama
22-09-2004, 11:23 PM
try this one
http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp

whiskeytangofoxtrot
22-09-2004, 11:26 PM
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

Pheonix
23-09-2004, 12:20 AM
Also Panda online scan (http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/)

KatiMike
23-09-2004, 12:57 AM
Hi beama , followed your link , ran the scan and it found 2x "Exploit/iFrame" in temp files - however the site gave no help about a] what this is and b] removing the shite ...
AVG and Trend Micro housecall say all is clear
Spybot 1.3 and ad-aware 1.05 also say all is cool
can you help me sort out this problem ,
Mike

Pheonix
23-09-2004, 10:13 AM
Basically, there are files in your temp directory that have a weakness in them that can be exploited.

As your temp folder is only used like you would a notepad., just as a temporary place while something else happens. For example, quite often windows unzips compressed files in here before installing. It is usually filled with leftovers and all files can be safely be removed.

An easy program that will clean it out, and also other "space wasters" is Ccleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/).

beama
23-09-2004, 10:55 AM
Sorry for taking so long to reply to your help request Katimike, but Pheonix has answered anyway and I agree with him.
An interesting point you have made through, what pcpitstop scan picked up is not a virus more of an exploit or weakness, which has since been patched in at least in Internet Explorer and also Firefox. Another good reason to keep uptodate with updates