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17-11-2005, 09:29 PM
of course i'm using AVG but a question if i may - the test result today quoted

"viral infection found" - which was, from the info window,

objects:-boot sector of disk C
result:-reading error

apparently i have version 7.1.362
virus base 276.133.3/173

doesn't make a lot of sense to me so was wondering if someone would enlighten me please

17-11-2005, 09:37 PM
My 1000th post - ;) . If possible, can you post along a screenshot showing the section that you had depicted via ImageF1 (is it functioning?) or Imageshack.us?

Cheers :)

18-11-2005, 07:43 AM
sorry, can't seem to get it to copy to anything - can export it but ?????

Billy T
18-11-2005, 07:48 AM
sorry, can't seem to get it to copy to anything - can export it but ?????

Press "Print Screen" then paste into MS Paint or any other image program.

Sounds like a boot sector virus, have you allowed AVG to remove the infection?


Billy 8-{)

18-11-2005, 09:44 AM
yeah, that's what it is - the top 2 entries in results are

object result status

partition table (MBR) - change - changed
boot sector of disk C - reading error - error

in the object summary - infected = 1
cleaned etc. = 0

and also

virus identified java/openstream

18-11-2005, 10:01 AM
From the AVG forum "How to clean an infected computer"

18-11-2005, 11:55 AM
thanks for that Paul, will do all - seems it will/should do the trick

18-11-2005, 04:36 PM
but it didn't, so i tried to be a little inventive!! - the virus is called "java/openstream" so i remembered there is an icon on control panel - clicked it, opened the cache tab and cleared the cache - then in win explorer deleted the folder "ipi_cache" - no surprises yet, so maybe i've fluked it?? - guess another scan will be the real test

18-11-2005, 05:01 PM
Its good practice to flush the Java cache and then disable the feature.

21-11-2005, 10:02 PM
Metla, can i ask? what to do to disable the feature?