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Upon installing windows 7 i immediately intsalled avast antivirus and did a full scan. A trojan horse was found in the old vista files which after update have been changed to windows.old, will this trojan horse still be active from there?

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Shouldnt be a problem, however the windows.old folder is for older documents and settings...do you already have your important documents backed up? If so you can just delete the windows.old folder.

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ye i made a back up before upgrading, its just handy to have all the old files right there. thanks for the reply

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What trojan name is it showing, and does it give you the file location of where this trojan is?

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i've just deleted it from the antivirus chest, it was win32:zbot-lyk[trj] in my old temporary internet files

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Good deal - If it was in the Antivirus chest, it was already quarantined so you're good :icon_smile:

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