Script-inf virus: How bad?

By DCTCJT ยท 9 replies
Nov 20, 2009
  1. Hi everybody,

    A couple of days ago my virus checker (AVST) detected a Script-inf virus and I moved it to the vault.

    I know the virus was only one the computer for two days for a few hours of usage, as I performed a complete scan two days prior.

    Anyhow, how bad off am I?
    Anything running that should'nt be, or anything being high jacked?
    Anything else I should do or run?

    Attached are the files that the 8 step removal instructions require. (I think :D )

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234


    DCTCJT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Tmagic650,

    ESET reported NO threats... any further suggestions? Anything running in those other Logs that I need to be concerned about in the future?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Yes your Malwarebytes scan database is too old
    It is presently up to 3206 (yours I think came out 3 weeks ago)
    Please update it, and run a new scan

    You also have Parental controls on, is this something your parents have put onto your computer?
    Having this enabled, means some support options may not be fully available to you, unless you turn this feature off

    Plus Vista is up to SP2 (yours is still SP1)
    You should always do and have Windows Security Updates turned on

    DCTCJT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks kimsland,

    I just updated Malwarebytes yesterday to 3204, ran it again, and it found nothing. I just updated to 3206 and will re-run it again and will post the results.

    I am the administrator and had the parental controls turned off? Where are they showing that they are on?

    I have Windows updates turned on to "Notify me" and not download. I always go to "Ask Woody" and keep an eye on that stuff before I update. Currently, I have only 2 Vista updates that have not been applied. I will probably just go ahead and apply them.

    Thanks again.

    DCTCJT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ran Malwarebytes with the 3206 update, and NO malicious items were detected.

    Anything else?
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Run Windows Update manually by opening your browser and select Tools, Windows Update. If no updates are showing select "check for updates"... Keep doing this until no more updates are found. No Service Pack 2 means that you are missing many Vista updates that you should install

    DCTCJT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ran Windows Update manually, and did not get a download for SP2. So, I downloaded and installed it manually, and then installed some updates for SP2.

    I'm going to re-run all the utilities again and make sure everything is still OK.
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Regarding the "A virus was found alert" from Avast:

    Comments from the Avast Forum:
    Alert was The Malware name identified is HTML:script-inf.

  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,675   +990

    Most recently we understand there are some web advertisements where a similar infection has been infiltrated (you are probably being notified through your antivirus app), though these shouldn't pose a major threat since they can't be executed if you are running an up to date version of your browser.

    Make sure you are running the latest version of Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9 or Google Chrome:
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