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is this Virus??

By sayal4 ·
My computer is a part of a windows 2000 domain. The problem i am facing is that when i try to ping some ip address, computer goes restart without any message or error.Later i noticed whenever i open command prompt restart happens. I am not sure but this may be a spyware or some virus. Please help in this regard.
Secondly what will the best way to prevent network from virus.Should i install antivirus on all computers?? or is there any way to do thru client server.
Please help in this regard.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to is this Virus??

It?s possible to be a virus. But this isn?t for sure; it also can be a windows problem.
First thing what you must do is to scan for virus. Boot from a boot CD and lunch an AV scan. If there are not viruses in your computer, you must repair your windows installation. For an AV solution for network I use e-trust from Computer Associates. It?s a very good solution (my opinion is the best).

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by sgt_shultz In reply to is this Virus??

i have not heard of spyware doing this when using 'ping'. but who knows? my knee jerk is: sounds like hardware...
what kind of network card?
anything in the event log? can you get us more clues if you turn off 'restart on error' under system/Advanced/Error Startup and recovery. cause the problem to occur, then post the exact blue screen error message.
if you have cleared your system using HiJack this.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

um, to answer your second question, we need to know more about your network. but i like Norton Corporate antivirus. you do need to install the 'client' portion on each workstation, but you can do so 'remotely'.
just as important is the mail server scanning. if you can block viruii before they even get to your clients, that is the way to go...

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