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I have these 2 virus on my MacBook unable to remove them.
Win32:Sality-FUM [Drp] (now converted as Win32:Zhelatin-gen2)
and Win32: Patched-AFX[trj]
My Avast antivirus notice them but cannot
remove from BOOTCAMP/pagefile.sys and BOOTCAMP/Program
Files/Graugon/MPEG/ljt.exe
Bitdefender do not notice them either Sophos and iAntiVirus

I have also a WindowsXP partition on this Macbook, thanks for your reply
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Run the AV scan in Windows since the AV scanner is picking up viral content located in your BootCamp install. I'm not sure why it's picking up pagefile.sys but I'm willing to bet that this is the OS X AV program looking at it and not recognizing it.

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Agreed completely with Van. Those are Windows Virus's. Use a Virus Scanner in Windows. Microsoft Security Essentials is one good one and it's free.
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Thanks for your replies,
I already scan the Windows XP partition with AVG and didn't trace any virus.
I am going to download the same Avast anti virus to rescan that partition.
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By the way, the reason Avast for Mac can't remove that virus is that the Boot Camp partition, where it found the two files, is read-only to OS X. If you were running a R/W driver, it would be no problem.

AVG was a good, free anti-virus back in the day. It morphed into an ad-riddled, inefficient mess several years ago, and I no longer recommend it. Avast isn't much better in my experience. With that said, dtravis7's recommendation of MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials, also free) works quite well for basic AV capabilities. It's unobtrusive, but still very effective.

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Another vote for MSE. Download it, uninstall the rest.

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After downloaded and installed Free Avast version it's looks like stuck on the update process. No overall progress ! is that the way Avast is updating ?
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Ahh well we did try suggesting Microsoft Security Essentials. When using Windows why not use their own free software?

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After downloaded and installed Free Avast version it's looks like stuck on the update process. No overall progress ! is that the way Avast is updating ?
Avast = crap

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With a capital C please!

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Microsoft security essentials seems to be the best AV for windows from what i have seen. Also try Malware-Bytes.
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