optiads-1.6.2[1].swf found by Defender from uTorrent


  1. Posts : 189
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    optiads-1.6.2[1].swf found by Defender from uTorrent


    Hi,

    I need an advice and a little help.

    Yesterday Defender alerted me with three malware named: "optiads-1.6.2[1].swf".

    They were in the Explorer cache, "AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Low\IE".

    Since I don't use a not sandboxed browser the only source of them should be utorrent:

    uTorrent downloading virus (Exploit:SWF/Meadgive) - Troubleshooting - µTorrent Community Forums

    It should be an ad inside utorrent that rotate during the day. But a malicious ad.

    Defender deleted them, and I clean the cache and the computer seem to be totally OK.

    But, I need an advice... I have a restore point of the day before, that I would not use because Yesterday I made some changes in my OS.

    IT's better that I use the restore point and uninstall forever utorrent or i can stay calm, since Defender found them and I can continue to use my pc without restore anything?
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  2. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #2

    No, you do not need to use system restore, but you should get rid of utorrent, it is not what it used to be.
    Last edited by Barman58; 14 May 2017 at 03:11.
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  3. Posts : 34,046
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       #3

    Many people would suggest staying away from torrents as the potential for d/l ing malware is pretty high. Even legit programs are likely to carry hidden installers that can put some unwanted items on your computer.

    If you want a particular program, best to go to the official website/source to get it.
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  4. Posts : 189
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Staying away from utorrent is what i will do since now.

    So i can definitely dont need to worry for that flash file caught by defender in cache?

    I can be sure that a malware didnt ḍ something bad? A normal Defender full scan could be enough?
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  5. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #5

    The infection was detected in Low folder, which stands for "sandbox" used by Windows, so it is OK.

    You can scan with other malware scanner, just to be sure, it never hurts anyway.

    Emsisoft | Emergency Kit: Free Portable Malware Scan and Removal
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  6. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #6

    Borg 386 said:
    Many people would suggest staying away from torrents as the potential for d/l ing malware is pretty high. Even legit programs are likely to carry hidden installers that can put some unwanted items on your computer.

    If you want a particular program, best to go to the official website/source to get it.
    TairikuOkami said:
    The infection was detected in Low folder, which stands for "sandbox" used by Windows, so it is OK.

    You can scan with other malware scanner, just to be sure, it never hurts anyway.

    Emsisoft | Emergency Kit: Free Portable Malware Scan and Removal
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 189
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    You were REALLY helping.

    Thank you VERY much.
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