Saturday, March 3, 2007

Live OneCare cleaned something but what and where?

Using Windows Live OneCare on Windows Vista it found a potentially unwanted software. Trojan JS/Redirector.A that it alerts with the severe level. The problem with OneCare here is that it is not much information about the problem. Where is this found and what is it?

Brave enough I selected Clean all to see what happened. Still clueless as you can see.

I contacted Microsoft Online Support Service and was pointed to Windows Live OneCare Support Log. I had looked for a way to view the log but it seems that it has to be created first.

To create a Windows Live OneCare support log:

  1. Under Common Tasks (Quick Links), click Change OneCare settings (Change settings).
  2. On the Logging tab, click Create support log.

Looking at the log file now at least after it is done I know what happened.

Windows Live OneCare found potentially harmful or unwanted software on your computer

Threat Name: Trojan:JS/Redirector.A

Detection Date and Time: 3/2/2007 8:54 PM

File Name: C:\Users\Jimmy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail desktop\\Hotmail (jt db2\Junk e-mail\41980368-0000001A.eml

Threat Severity: Severe

Threat Category: Trojan

Contained Object: (SCRIPT0000)

Virus and spyware monitoring found potentially unwanted software: (ANTIVIRUS_ONACCESS)

Threat Status: Removed

So the wish for the next OneCare version is to be able to see what file is affected.

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