Virus detected by AVG upon opening Google Chrome

By Adam1101
Dec 24, 2010
  1. Turn on my PC this morning and it booted fine and was working as it was last night, open Chrome and it loads fine, after a couple of minutes of using it I'm told I have a :

    Trojan horse BackDoor.Generic13.YYE

    Located in C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\chrome_21288\source\Chrome-bin\chrome.exe

    I just saw it as a normal virus and disregarded it and chose the Heal option. Chrome proceeded to uninstall (or it seemed to have) from my computer.

    I couldn't install Chrome again as this same virus warning appeared after it downloaded and began to install.

    I System Restored to 3 days ago and it was working fine for a while then again this warning came up. On my open tabs I had a few Wikipedia articles, youtube tabs, a manga site I'd been reading from for a month or two, hotmail and Facebook, nothing out the ordinary.

    Ignoring the warning allowed me to use Chrome for a bit longer before the same message appeared, moving it to the Virus Vault gave the same result as healing it.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,256   +383

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  3. Adam1101

    Adam1101 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I looked around and the answer seems to be either revert your AVG 8.5 to a previous virus definition by going to:

    Tools>Advance Settings>Updates>Manage then pressing the revert to previous version button.

    That didn't work for me so I downloaded the AVG 2011 free anti-virus scan and that worked great.

    Hope this can help some other people, seems it only affected people from today.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,256   +383

    Unfortunately, one of AVG issues is producing a lot of false positives.

    I'm glad to see, you resolved the issue :)

    Merry Christmas!
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