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Virus Cleaned - How can I be sure I am ok?
I did a google for free software to convert an avi file to an mp4 file. I went to a site that Norton said was safe, downloaded a free software install exe file and scanned it before running which Norton said was safe. After unpacking files and part way through the install, I got a Norton pop up window about an unsafe file.
So I cancelled the install, and let Norton clean up and quarantine the file. It said the problem was resolved. I do take some comfort in the fact that the software was not installed, and the file appears to have been detected before it was allowed onto my system.
I deleted the install exe file, and emptied my recycle bin.
Then I did a full system scan and it only found the normal cookies to clean up but nothing else. So according to the full system scan the Trojan has been resolved. I have never run Power Eraser, and the warning it gives that it could potentially delete legit system files makes me uneasy about running it.
Since the Trojan was deleted last night, the Norton log does not show any unusual threat detections.
But I am pretty nervous about continuing my online shopping, etc unless I know the Trojan has indeed been cleaned up.
How can I be sure?
According to the Norton log: The threat was file "fusion.dll", and the threat name was "Trojan.Gen.2". It is a new threat only 11 days old, and risk is high.
And yes, I learned a lesson, and in the future I will try to only download software from reputable sites like Softpedia.