how did this virus get on my computer?
Posted on 2005-03-02
I have had Trojans before and gotten rid of them with my AVG, etc.
I had nothing open just now but my Outlook Express and was not even sending or receving.
Up popped AVG to tell me this virus had been detected:
C:\SystemVolume Information\_restore478450E9 and so on .dll (backdoor trojan)
My question is how did it get on my computer and when?
did it arrive on a clean virus free e-mail, part of a virus free attatchment, from visiting a website or how and when?
It seems to me, from my memory, that the last trojan I had was noticed by me in a similar way. I am online but inactive, not surfing or anything, and after a period of idleness up pops the AVG.
why would being idle for awhile cause the detection of the virus?