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Win32:GenmaliciousA-UMO [Adw] Detected on my Computer

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    Windows 8.1

    Win32:GenmaliciousA-UMO [Adw] Detected on my Computer


    I recently ran a virus scan using the free version of avast, and it discovered the threat "Win32:GenmaliciousA-UMO [Adw]" in C:\Users:\(my user)\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\SH7IW974\Setup[1].exe|>$QUICKLAUNCH\OAS\oas.exe
    I have no clue how or when I got the virus, but I believe it may have happened after I loaned my computer to my sister a few months back. There were multiple viruses webroot found, some of which were win32 related. To be clear, webroot expired and I deleted it to replace it with avast. I let avast "fix" the problem automatically, but that didn't do anything at all. I rescanned a day later and the virus had returned from the quarantine while the file avast had quarantined wound up in my temporary internet files somehow. I understand that OAS files are pretty critical, so I don't want to play around too much without some guidance. How could I go about tackling this virus?
    Last edited by thebeesknees; 30 Jul 2015 at 21:46.

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  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Try a virus removal tool like BitDefender or Kaspersky
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Neither of those even detected it. Is oas.exe supposed to be in appdata in the first place? I would think the file is too critical to wind up there, but I don't know much about it.
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Thats how avast detected it.
    Scan the file in VirusTotal to use the detection name for a removal tool.
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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 25
    8.1 6.3.9600


    Hello thebeesknees,
    welcome/
    Just one quick question. Do/ or have you plugged in a Cell phone into your system?
    This looks like a an IE lunch to supported smart phone.
    ~six~
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  6. #6


    Going with how you posted that [Adw] in the title, I'm assuming it's an Adware.

    AdwCleaner Download

    Download Adwcleaner and scan.
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