7 years ago someone close to me planted a Trojan horse in my laptop, Microsoft Security Essentials found it. That’s the only infection I’m aware of during the last 20 years or so, had plenty of infections during the MS-DOS days though.
Welcome to MalwareTips.Happened last night.
Fortuntely this was just a dream and I had not lost any data, or that "Windows Defender Antivirus" failed to detect Malware.
- Downloaded 2 small executables from the Internet.
- I ran the first red-logo executable and the screen flashed black.
- It finally returned, but it was taken hostage by "FandaRansomware".
- I panicked. I had no backups. All was lost.
When a malware incident takes place (or almost takes place) on one of the computers in my home, it's always a flash drive that's to blame. A family member comes home with a flash drive that's been used on infected machines.
I was in same situation, but it was XP. I had Norton running and felt secure as I was new computer owner. Then somehow I contracted the virus "hybris", where a big spiral drive around on the screen, so it's impossible to use the computer. I have not used Norton since, although it should be pretty good these days.The first time I got infected was when I was browsing the web with Windows Vista and an alert from the good old Norton came up. The alert said a possible threat was detected. I looked up the threat and I was immediately hooked. What is a trojan and what does it do? Why is it attacking my computer? What else do I need to know to protect my computer? I have learned a lot since then and I am thankful for the security forums like this one for the knowledge I gained.
If it's a new file then it's likely a false positive. WD is known to block new unsigned executables quite a lot. Submitting to Microsoft as false positive usually fixes this very quickly.I got a warning from Windows Defender just an hour ago about a file I was trying to download from Github, claiming it was a trojan. Most likely a FP, but I like to play it safe (quarantine/delete).
WD aborted the download and wouldn't let me handle the file at all, so I didn't pursue it, but it was one of the SAPI5 voices from hxxps://github.com/Olga-Yakovleva/RHVoice/wiki/Latest-versionIf it's a new file then it's likely a false positive. WD is known to block new unsigned executables quite a lot. Submitting to Microsoft as false positive usually fixes this very quickly.