I had planned to open this month’s blog with a cheerful note about modifying our Pequod Systems ship logo from a puffy fat whaling ship to a much slimmed-down logo. And a note or so about a projected date for rolling out our new website.
That all fell apart when we spent several hours removing a trojan from a family member’s personal pc…and had heard about AV.EXE from a colleague who had spent several long hours at several different client sites dealing with this piece of malware.
AV.EXE, generally found at c:\av.exe, is a process which is registered as the W32/Alphx.worm.a virus. This virus changes your start-page for Internet explorer. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. It is a difficult-to-remove piece of malware which has, to date, avoided detection by standard anti-virus solutions. The solutions by and large are not for those who do not know what the Windows registry is.