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Virus warning

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by Darthshearer, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    Hi there :)

    I keep getting told by my virus software (AVG) That I have a virus on my system. I Did have a vrus on my system and I have got rid of it. Well at least I thought I had.

    All my virus definitions are up to date and its really baffeling me. All the virus scans I am doing come up with nothing.

    The weird thing is, AVG tells me about this virus being in a certian location and that folder from what I can see dont exist! I have all folders showing including hidden and even done a search for it. Please help me :(

    Thanks
     
  2. anattic

    anattic Fledgling Freddie

    Two things spring to mind - check you've emptied your "Recycle Bin" (yes, that's a long shot, but easy to try), and try another scanner. It's possible AVG has left a bit of a virus behind...

    The Trend micro web-based scanner is pretty good:

    http://housecall.antivirus.com

    If you haven't used it, it's an ActiveX control, so surf to it in IE.

    Hope that helps...
     
  3. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    Right thanks for the help.

    I have emptied my recycle bin and did the checker with the trend. Still nothing :wij: Its really a baffling one

    Anyway thanks for the try :)

    Oh and if it help its a worm.bereb.b virus, I think thats how its spelt, I got it when I opend a email :(

    Its a crafty fooker too, it adds another sub directory with inviting zips, for people on p2p, which may I add do not use.
     
  4. tRoG

    tRoG Fledgling Freddie

    I have the same problem. It says I've got a worm in a folder which doesn't seem to exist (System Restore Information, I think).

    Scans come up with nothing.

    And I'm using AVG.
     
  5. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    Same folder here trog!!!! Man this is ODD!
     
  6. Lam

    Lam Fledgling Freddie

    Did you have another virus scanner installed on your system before.

    It happened to me in the past that a new virusscanner detected a virus on my hd in an unknown folder. I was scanning with Norton Antivirus at the time but had Mcafee installed before.

    I just went into the registry and manually deleted all mcafee related registry keys and cleaned my hd of all mcafee related files and Norton no longer indicated I had a virus.

    Since you say it's in a folder with System Restore in it's name this could be your problem as well since Windows keeps track of previously installed programs in there.

    Another thing that might be the case is that the virus you had left some traces in a System Restore folder.
    I would try to disable the System Restore function then and delete all the restore files. That might solve your problem.
     
  7. Quige

    Quige Fledgling Freddie

    Sounds like a virus infected file got backed up into the system restore. You'll need to turn it of as previously mentioned and scan again.

    The link is aimed at Norton av, but the procedure for turning off System restore, and then being able to scan this 'normally protected by windows from the scanner' bit of hard disk, should still work.

    Cannot repair, quarantine, or delete a virus found in the _RESTORE or System volume information folder
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2000092513515106

    or this;

    Description for disabling restore function for Windows XP
    http://www.grisoft.com/faq/us_faqtext.php?id=56&sid=25
     
  8. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    hehe Darth, you should work for Symantec the number of viri you get hold of :)
     
  9. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

  10. tRoG

    tRoG Fledgling Freddie

    It was teh missus that downloaded this one! Honest! :D
     
  11. Xavier

    Xavier Can't get enough of FH

    Because the connection at home for us is shared by the TechNation mail server we decided a while back to set up a Win2k3 active directory and install Symantec Antivirus Corporate across all the client PCs...

    My flatmates, who are about as technically capable as my mum, who is 60 years old and very dyslexic, had never previously used any form of AV and I was keen to make sure before they went onto the same LAN as the exchange box that their PCs were rendered sterile...

    It took three passes on one of the machines to clean away all the nasties, 'blended threat' doesn't quite describe the mishmash of malicious code they'd picked up in a year long stint of carefree kazaa-ing. Between the two boxes there were 244 infections care of 41 different viruses. After cleaning them up both are still working fine which is pretty impressive, I'm beginning to think that all those virii hit some kind of critical mass, rendering one another inert, heh.
     

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