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    Just did an AVG Free scan of my computer & it found the following threats:

    Trojan horse Java/Downloader AA (found 2 instances of this)

    Virus identified Java/Downloader AB (found 2 instances of this one also)

    After doing a Google Search, I did not find any really recent discussions, and the ones I did find were other versions than AA & AB.

    Anyone have some recent information on these?
    Also a link to relevant discussions would be very appreciated.

    AVG Free did put all 4 of them in the Virus Vault. I will not delete these from the Virus Vault until I find out more about them.

    The reason I did an AVG Free scan of my entire computer is that it had just found / stopped another Trojan horse Generic2_c.CFCI
    AVG Free also put that one in the Virus Vault.

    Not to ask too much in 1 post, but I have been seriously looking at MSE to replace my AVG Free AntiVirus.

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    After doing a Google Search, I did not find any really recent discussions, and the ones I did find were other versions than AA & AB.
    Your not likely to find many real discussions involving specifics as many of these exploit variations are so common.
    Refine your search along the lines of Java based trogan/viral exploits and not specific names.


    Trojan horse Java/Downloader AA
    Trojan horse Java/Downloader AB
    Java/Download "exploits"+Trojan horse Java/Downloader AA
    Java/Download exploits+Trojan horse Java/Downloader AA-fix
    Java/Download exploits+Trojan horse Java/Downloader AA-fix|-remove

    One can usually extrapolate more information about the etiology of a specific exploit upon examining really decent manual fix instructions. Kind of
    like reverse engineering I guess.
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    UPDATE:

    Soon after I posted the 1st message in this thread, I had to leave for a couple of hours.
    When I returned, AVG had stopped 2 more instances of the Trojan horse Generic2_c CFCI.
    AVG also put those 2 in the Virus Vault.

    Since AVG has already isolated all of the threats by placing them in the Virus Vault, would not my system be free from any infections?
    And all I have to do is eventually delete them from the Virus Vault - Right?

    Should I be concerned about this rash of Viruses & Trojans that have tried to invade my system in less than 24 hours?

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    I would be more concerned about where and how I got infected. Get a second opinion with an online AV vendor independant of your AVG.
    You can also try malwarebytes anti-malware's free AM tool.
    Do you have any idea where this infection is coming from/how you got infected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenXXXX View Post
    The reason I did an AVG Free scan of my entire computer is that it had just found / stopped another Trojan horse Generic2_c.CFCI
    AVG Free also put that one in the Virus Vault.
    The 1st Trojan horse Generic2_c CFCI just popped up as I was shutting down my system for the night.
    That is when I re-started my computer & did a full system scan which found the 4 instances of the 2 Java/Downloader Trojan horses.

    Then as I said previously while I was away from my computer for a couple of hours, AVG stopped & then quarantined the other 2 instances of the Trojan horse Generic2_c.CFCI.

    No instances of any other viruses nor Trojan horses occurred today.

    Because of a mild illness, I have basically just turned on my system, updated AVG & then checked my E-Mail (Outlook) since Monday. Most of the time during the day, it just sat idle until I turned it off again at the end of the day (6:00 P.M. or so).

    It is 6:00 P.M. & my fever has spiked a little - so I am calling it quits for the day.
    Please cut me a little slack. THANKS for your consideration.

    Do you think those infections pounced on my system because it sat idle for most of the days Monday through today (Wednesday)

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    Hi :

    I would start by doing a "Search" on the AVG Online Support Forums
    about these ; then possibly Post on those Support Forums requesting
    help/further info about these .
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