Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Webroot quarantines bizarre-named virus "Af770ecl"
Today, Webroot ran its scheduled can, and took a long time to display only four of the six items it said it had found. I looked at the quarantine, and at one point recently it had found “Af770ecl” and labeled it as a virus. Spysweeper did not have a record for this virus in its database (so I presume Sophos doesn’t, either).
But I found this report in the middle of the page for where “dharmadave” writes “Also, every time I boot up, Webroot says that "a serious threat has been Quarantined." There are two it keeps identifying as five-bar threats: af770ecl and Troj/Fake AV-ECB.” The link is at a UK site called “Free Help”, link here.
I haven’t noticed the symptoms he mentions. I have Windows 7 Professional rather than Vista.
Does anyone know anything about this "virus"?