Norton Snagged a Virus and it isn't for the Bird Flu

Posted on 2006-03-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
My old Norton captured and quarantined 5 alleged trojan viruses.  They are as follows:

File Name:Beyond.class    Virus: Downloader.Trojan

File Name:Counter.class    Virus:Trojan.ByteVerify

File Name:VerifierBug.class    Virus:Trojan.ByteVerify

File Name:Web.exe    Virus:Download.Trojan

File Name:Worker.class     Virus:Trojan.ByteVerify

I only have a few days till my Norton needs renewed and I'm going to renew, but rather uninstall Norton and install something else.  But with these viruses in Quarantine I'm half afraid to.  Can I just delete the things ?  Or what should I do ?

Question by:dockboy549

    Author Comment

    Sorry I should have indicated that the PC seems to be working as good as ever...
    LVL 17

    Accepted Solution

    Delete the viruses. You'll be fine. Since they would've already been deleted, you'd then be able to uninstall Norton and not have to worry about the Quarantine bit anymore.
    LVL 8

    Assisted Solution

    Quarantined items are there to avoid the file deletion, so you can get the file back
    if it's not the virus. That's why the files don't get deleted, but rather quarantined.

    Anyway, do yourself a favor. Get a HijackThis (free) from:
    and whenever you think your computer has been infected with some kind of
    virus, do a scan with HT, and clean those items. It's that easy. By the way,
    HT doesn't delete ANY file from your computer, it only removes the startup
    references that allow the viruses to be executed when the Windows boots up.

    That way, those viruses can be present on your computer (or you can see the
    path to those files, and delete them manually), but without startup references
    they are harmless to you and your data. I've been working for some years with
    it, cleaning up at least about 200-300 machines with it, and I'm more than
    satisfied with it.

    And one more thing, I personally think that those guys from Norton Antivirus,
    Symantec Antivirus, Kaspersky, McAfee and so on, are the one who are writting
    those viruses, providing themselves with the market where they're gonna sell
    their software.. I would like more than anything that I'm wrong..

    Author Comment

    So are you saying that these five files are my files that are perhaps infected with the corresponding above listed trojan viruses ?


    Am I too lake to use HT on the PC in question ?
    It's our other PC in the house..    

    LVL 17

    Expert Comment

    It's very possible. However, I'm telling you just delete the files through Norton. You'll be fine. But you can use HT this if you want. Chances are you're fine once you delete the files in question tho.
    LVL 47

    Assisted Solution

    You can delete the files in quarantine if you like.

    Also it could be that those files are in your java cache folder(the name byte.verify rings a bell)
    If they are, then you can empty your java cache.
    Does Norton gives you the path to those files in quarantine?

    Author Comment

    Can't even find a java cache folder...
    All files were listed as being from the original folder:

    Which I failed to mention that I'm running Win2K.
    LVL 17

    Expert Comment

    Once you've cleared everything out of your quarantine, you'll be good to go. The fact you're running Win2K shouldn't matter.

    Author Comment

    Thanks to all.. Consesus seems to be to just delete and seems to have worked.  I find that I already had HT, although at this point I can't make much sense out of it.  It'll take some more time working with it


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