F Secure leaves others in the 1980s!

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F Secure leaves others in the 1980s!

Initially had Panda installed on my new laptop for a year. 

Even a deep scan found nothing suspicious so carried on using the laptop totally unaware that three trojans were on my hard drive!

I installed f secure last week and within minutes it flagged up the trojans (js) and moved them to the quarantine.

Now i know whyit is called F Safe- the F stands for Feel!

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Viite: Virus within the Outlook.pst folder


Johnioannwrote:

Hello- Unfortunately F- Safe (as well as other AVs) cannot remove viruses within the .PST folder- which is where outlook stores all your emails- unfortunately the folder is locked and not accessable. F-safe will tell you the folder is infected BUT cannot do anything to remove it.

You can however click start on your PC and then search and type MRT to launch Microsoftsown malicious removal tool.

Select full scan and it will locate the infected email and clean it.

Infected folder-

C:\Users\info\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst

  • Items scanned: 1
  • Harmful items found: 1 (Scan stopped)
  • Trojan.Uztuby.9

Hope thishelpssomeone out :)  


Hello,

 

Concerned .pst-files. There was some discussions under community with useful(maybe) meanings too.

As examples:

 

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/Deleting-a-virus-in-outlook-pst/m-p/53333

 

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/How-to-find-which-mailbox-is/td-p/30358


I able to think that .pst-file is more as 'archive' (or container) where stores all letters (mails) or some other metadata. When F-Secure (or any other security software) detected something under .pst file (as archive or so) -> not an option to remove this file totally (or quarantine it) - because it will remove/delete/quarantine all letters and not only 'with malicious payload'-one. Probably this is not expected situation for user. Also some of detections can be false-positive detections.

 

And I'm not sure about abilities to note or trigger information (under log-report) about certain visible-view for letter with payload (and not only 'Outlook.pst' and detection-name/count);

 

But, generally -> if this is detection about some attached files -> partly it will be as 'static' file (which not launched by common meanings); And even more -> can be under 'spam'-folder already. Cleaning spam/junk folders can be enough (under Outlook client);

 

Good if MRT-tool with abilities to 'clean' .pst-file properly and that it do not remove (clear) file fully.

 

Maybe also good to re-check system more properly (additionally to F-Secure scans) as good noted and based on this discussion under Microsoft page:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_other-msoversion_other/how-t...

 

Sorry for my reply!

 

Thanks!

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Viite: F Secure leaves others in the 1980s!

Good to know!

F-Secures apps are excellent.
For explanation: Panda means here antivirus app.

Thanks Johnioann!🌷

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Viite: Virus within the Outlook.pst folder

Hello- Unfortunately F- Safe (as well as other AVs) cannot remove viruses within the .PST folder- which is where outlook stores all your emails- unfortunately the folder is locked and not accessable. F-safe will tell you the folder is infected BUT cannot do anything to remove it.

 

You can however click start on your PC and then search and type MRT to launch Microsofts own malicious removal tool.

Select full scan and it will locate the infected email and clean it.

 

Infected folder-

C:\Users\info\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst

  • Items scanned: 1
  • Harmful items found: 1 (Scan stopped)
  • Trojan.Uztuby.9

Hope this helps someone out :) 

 

Superuser

Viite: Virus within the Outlook.pst folder

You can take contact to F-Secures support:
https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/support

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Superuser

Viite: Virus within the Outlook.pst folder


Johnioannwrote:

Hello- Unfortunately F- Safe (as well as other AVs) cannot remove viruses within the .PST folder- which is where outlook stores all your emails- unfortunately the folder is locked and not accessable. F-safe will tell you the folder is infected BUT cannot do anything to remove it.

You can however click start on your PC and then search and type MRT to launch Microsoftsown malicious removal tool.

Select full scan and it will locate the infected email and clean it.

Infected folder-

C:\Users\info\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst

  • Items scanned: 1
  • Harmful items found: 1 (Scan stopped)
  • Trojan.Uztuby.9

Hope thishelpssomeone out :)  


Hello,

 

Concerned .pst-files. There was some discussions under community with useful(maybe) meanings too.

As examples:

 

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/Deleting-a-virus-in-outlook-pst/m-p/53333

 

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/How-to-find-which-mailbox-is/td-p/30358


I able to think that .pst-file is more as 'archive' (or container) where stores all letters (mails) or some other metadata. When F-Secure (or any other security software) detected something under .pst file (as archive or so) -> not an option to remove this file totally (or quarantine it) - because it will remove/delete/quarantine all letters and not only 'with malicious payload'-one. Probably this is not expected situation for user. Also some of detections can be false-positive detections.

 

And I'm not sure about abilities to note or trigger information (under log-report) about certain visible-view for letter with payload (and not only 'Outlook.pst' and detection-name/count);

 

But, generally -> if this is detection about some attached files -> partly it will be as 'static' file (which not launched by common meanings); And even more -> can be under 'spam'-folder already. Cleaning spam/junk folders can be enough (under Outlook client);

 

Good if MRT-tool with abilities to 'clean' .pst-file properly and that it do not remove (clear) file fully.

 

Maybe also good to re-check system more properly (additionally to F-Secure scans) as good noted and based on this discussion under Microsoft page:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_other-msoversion_other/how-t...

 

Sorry for my reply!

 

Thanks!

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Viite: Virus within the Outlook.pst folder

Hello thank you for your help.

virus is still in my outlook folder on rescan.

i think I will copy the .pst to another folder so I can scan it with f,safe and locate the email with virus individually.

 

 

thank you again.

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Viite: Virus within the Outlook.pst folder

Ok so here goes.

The infected file is in the .pst folder. This is the folder used for outlook mail.

Open outlook and select at least fifty percent of the emails and copy them to a new folder on your desktop.

Do the same with the other fifty percent- to another folder.

Delete all deleted mails, spam mails and junk mail in outlook.

Now go to the folders on your desktop with the copied emails in and scan them with f.safe av.

F.safe will find the email thats infected- now search for that email in outlook and when you find it, delete it.

Do same again until all infected files are deleted. 

Now empty deleted folder and delete the copied email folders on your desktop.

Delete the deleted folders and empty waste basket.

Now rescan with F.Safe.

 

Finally go to start» search and type in MRT. When the microsoft scanner opens select the third button- it will tell you your pc will be restarted.

On restart it will scan your drived fully- offline.

Now look in the quarantine of the MRT scanner and see if it found any viruses.

If they are quarantined leave them alone as they cannot harm your pc now.

And thats it- I have a pc that runs like new!!

Superuser

Viite: Virus within the Outlook.pst folder

What a hard work Johnioann!
Really. But you are good writer.

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Viite: Virus within the Outlook.pst folder

Thank you. Yes it’s hard work but has paid off as pc is now 100% clean. It’s a shame the anti virus software does not stop the virus before it gets into the .pst folder- which cannot be scanned and the virus deleted.