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Kudos0

Trojan detected on scan

So i ran a quick scan on the Norton anti-virus it’s self, and you know how it says, “scanning commonly infected files.” Or something like that? Well it said it was scanning Trojan.Peaconn, Adware, and spyware. Please tell me if this is for everyone or my pc is infected and it is not picking up the virus. Thanks!

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Re: Trojan detected on scan

Hello Will. When running a quick scan it will say in that dialog exactly what you are saying. As the scan progresses, underneath it will move through a list of things it is "checking for". Trojan.Peaconn is one of those file types as it comes up on my quick scans as well as being "checked for".

When your quick scan completed did the scan results show an actual Trojan as being detected and quarantined? You can pull that detection up in your Norton "history" logs for us to review in a screenshot. Here is how to post that screenshot directly into your next reply. If nothing was detected what you are seeing is normal and you are clean.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos0

Re: Trojan detected on scan

Luckily, my scan did not say there where any threats. However, my background on my pc does sometime go black for a very odd reason i don’t know. I have googled this problem. It said, “The file must be corrupt.” Is this something to worry about? Thank you! PS: When i restart my system the screensaver returns to its original picture.

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Kudos0

Re: Trojan detected on scan

Will, check that your video drivers are up to date, also check the power settings on the computer for screen timeout and shutdown. Here is how to do that.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos0

Re: Trojan detected on scan

Ok cool! I looked at my history and all it said was it was medium or info. Is this good? Also thank you for your service!
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Re: Trojan detected on scan

Will, those notifications are very normal. If there were an issue Norton will prompt you on screen that it needs your action or have automatically taken the corrective action. I find it a good thing to review my history in Norton frequently just for my personal warm and fuzzy though. Service to the country was indeed my pleasure. Wish I could go back for another stint. Mandatory retirement at 22 years active service. Go Navy!!

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00

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