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    brownb Guest

    Default Ave.exe

    It would appear like a few others on here I have been hit by the XP Security Tool 2010 bug. This thing is very nasty and not to be taken lightly, I am not here to get a generic fixit post. Have been working with computers for quite some time and this is by far the worst I have come across and it needs zonealarm's immediate attention.

    This program came out of nowhere and the only warning I got was zonealarm warning me that it was asking for some sort of permission but I don't remember what exactly. I clicked deny immediately, after a few minutes of a sluggish computer this program popped up a phony scanner and started listing "infections"

    Currently using ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, all updated and it doesn't even catch a hint of any malicious software. Currently running in administrator mode, just to access the internet and run another scan and update hoping zonealarm picks up on this while I try everything I can on my own.

    And in case anyone asks here are my specs.

    Zonealarm Extreme Security version
    Truevector security engine version
    Driver version
    Anti-virus/Anti-spyware engine version, DAT file version 1016212416
    AntiSpam version
    Zonealarm forcefield

    My Program Control is on Maximum, smart defense advisor is on manual

    System specs
    Windows XP Profession (5.1,Build 2600)
    Intel Pentium E2200
    2048MB ram

    If anyone has any information on what has worked for them on fixing this particular problem that would be much appreciated. As for any other generic responses, please don't waste your or my time. I know how to use a search button and am trying everything I can think of at this time.

    *edit* even though i tried updating through the program itself I didn't get any info about an updated version downloading 9.1.507.000 now directly from the website
    Last edited by brownb; April 18th, 2010 at 06:12 AM.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Default Re: Ave.exe

    Probably an unpatched PC with old vulnerable software/OS or you just been fooled by the tool telling you about an infection.
    This software cannot infect you unless you run voluntarily an executable

    I am afraid but you need to follow ALL steps suggested here below:
    Malware Clean-up Guidance

    and this for the next time!
    xyz was not detected. What I should do?


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    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    The 3rd Coast - South Central Texas

    Smile Re: Ave.exe

    Welcome to the ZA User Supported Forum, We are all Users here, No ZA Staff monitor this Forum..

    1.) The Solution to your "Ave.exe" problem was solved by User "Findley" and moved to the TOP of the Malware topic in a Sticky Note:

    2.) your enquiry about Product Update notice was available in the "Helpful Hints and Links" section..

    with a link to the Current available Product updates at the bottom of the post..
    Last edited by GeorgeV; April 18th, 2010 at 09:39 AM. Reason: typo
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