Hi. I noticed my system running slower and it crashed a couple times today. The black error screen (looks like a dos screen) closed so fast, I couldn't see what the error was.
So I ran complete system tests using V-Com Fix-it - http://www.v-com.com/
. It found a virus called trojan_small.aal. I found reference to it in the TrendMicro virus encyclopedia. I tried to follow the manual removal instructions located here http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ_SMALL.AAL
but I couldn't find the files in registry or in processes.
The V-Com Fix-it asks me if I want to delete exp.exe and wintask.exe - which are both infected.
****Is there any reason why I SHOULD NOT delete these two files?****
I'm disappointed in Norton's AntiVirsus (version 9.06.02a ) software as it didn't even detect the Trojan and it doesn't have it in it's virus encyclopedia.
I wonder if I should spend $50 to buy TrendMicro's PC-cillin Internet Security
I also run and keep updated Aluria Spyware eliminator.
I understand the Troj_Small.AAL may not be the cause of my system crash - but I need to remove it as a first step.