I've spent hours today trying to eradicate this trojan horse threat & in the process have uninstalled adobe reader. Now trying to reinstall it but it stalls at 96% with more trojan horse notifications! I now cannot do anything with my PDF files without Adobe & am trying to get work done! Pls help!
I initially got a warning from resident shield yesterday about various files being "infected" with agent2 and agent3 in adobe reader 10. After reading other peoples experiences and following steps suggested on here I updated and all the agent3 infections have now gone but I am still left with trojan horse downloader agent2.bgos in adobe reader 10 file rt3d.dll. I am using an older version of avg free and wondering if this is why this file is still showing as infected even if it isnt? Maybe I should replace my old version with the latest free version? Or will it just take a little longer for this to be rectified on older avg versions?
Do you seriously think we have the time for this rubbish? I have exactly the same problem as several others; the only recommended fix would not work for me, presumably for the following reasons:
1) My version of AVG does not have a "Support Tab" (Version 8.5.455)
2) The version of the database is nothing like the numbers given in the guide (271.1.1/5323)
3) I do not seem to have the option to just update the database
4) Even after updating, NOTHING changes
This false positive removed just enough of Adobe program files to stop everything working but not enough that I was able to reinstall without Adobe telling me it was already installed. I had to manually remove everything Adobe from my computer and then re-install. What a huge waste of time!
Do you honestly think people will opt to follow this long-winded "go here to stop our AV malfunctioning and then do this to check if the solution we've given you is correct and then take your computer apart bit by bit...."?????
Seriously, the only scanning I'm going to be doing is of my registry, after uninstalling AVG, to make sure that every single trace it is gone from my computer so that residual threads won't interfere with the replacement AV software I install!
Please just follow all the instructions in the post #218199 by _malchys_ AVG Team TechBuddy Ambassador. The situ won't be completely sorted if AVG aren't totally aware of all the files being falsely detected.
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AVG detected this Trojan two days ago, but managed to remove it. I did the scan because I found spam was being sent to contacts in my email address book. Is this just a coincidence? The spam is still being sent out.
Moved this file to my virus vault. Tested Adobe Reader and pdf files seemed to load OK.
After reading forum, I decided to restore the file but was not allowed to put back to its original location ie. .....program files\adobe\reader 10.0\reader\rt3d.dll
I then restored it to an alternative non program directory and found I was able to drag the file from there to its original location.