galiper

VBS/Small virus

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My AVG recently found a VBS/Small virus in "C:\ProgramData\SupportSoft\DellSupportCenter\_default\data\default.xml"

I don't see the option to heal this infection thru AVG....

I ran a full scan with Malware - but it didn't find the virus at all.

Is anyone aware of this virus & can you tell me how to deal with it?

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Hello, and welcome to Malwarebytes:

Sorry to hear that your computer may be infected.

Alas, we cannot work on malware detection/removal in this part of the PC Help MBAM forum.

If you would like expert assistance with cleaning your system, there are 3 support options from which to choose:

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OPTION 1

As we don't deal with malware removal in this PC Help Forum, you need to start a topic in the Malware Removal forum so that a qualified helper can help you fix any malware related problems/infections you may have.

  • First, please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete.
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Alternatively, as a paying customer using MBAM PRO, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org or here.

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Please be patient -- someone will assist you as soon as it is possible.

OTOH, If you think this might be a false positive, then please read this article and then start a new topic here.

Thanks very much!

daledoc1

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I'm still investigating what to do, but wanted to comment that I got this identical error from AVG in the past 24 hours. In fact this thread came up when I did a search for "vbs/small virus false positive". I've already submitted mine to AVG for analysis.

I'll look into those other forums also.

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I'm still investigating what to do, but wanted to comment that I got this identical error from AVG in the past 24 hours. In fact this thread came up when I did a search for "vbs/small virus false positive". I've already submitted mine to AVG for analysis.

I'll look into those other forums also.

Oh - and FYI, I restored the file and re-scanned using today's AVG definitions and there was no problem. I also scanned using Malwarebytes. So I think it's a false positive by AVG.

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Thanks, MamaZappa:

It sure does sound like a FP.

@galiper:

I'd suggest doing what MZ did: update your AVG definitions, restore the file from MBAM quarantine and then re-scan with AVG & MBAM.

If it still turns up as a detection for MBAM, then I would probably submit the file in question to AVG for analysis.

And, if there is any other indication that your system might be infected, I would then follow my original suggestion to have the malware experts take a look at your system over at the malware removal forum.

Best regards,

daledoc1

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I agree, it's a false positive because it's Dell's Support Center component.

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Thank you so much for your help. Will go thru the steps & see what happens!

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I had the same problem. I restored an old version of the files and didn't get the warning message again. No mention of this on AVG site except the Tech Support area and the poster was asked to repost on the forum.

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