Help. [1].exe Trojan horse detected?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by chip718, Apr 22, 2005.

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  1. chip718

    chip718 Registered Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Hello. My AVG just gave me a warning that I have winupdate4181470[1].exe Trojan. I thought it was strange since I didn't download anything. I had AVG Heal it and now it is in my Vault. Since the Trojan was in my Temp Folder I used Window Washer to delete all my temp files, but when WW was doing its thing I got a warning that I had winupdate49576881[1].exe. Both of these were found in my Temp Internet Folder. AVG labeled them as Trojan Horse Drop.Small.18.av

    Does anyone know anything about these? Should I delete the from my vault? I am using XP Home and a dial-up. Thanks.
  2. TopperID

    TopperID Registered Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Dropper.small is a large family of Trojans, but I can't find any info on the variant you have. They are Trojan Droppers see here:-

    I can also say that the name winupdate.exe is often used by malware, but again I know nothing of your precise version.

    You might have picked this up on a 'drive by basis' while surfing. It could have come in via your Temp Internet files - but you can get the file path from AVG. I would just delete it from your vault.

    Probably best to give yourself an online scan to ensure you are clean:-
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