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Virus Attack

By nick ·
Can anyone identify which virus this may be.
Initial symptoms. Browser (IE7) froze. Then everything else did. Could shut down with task manager.
Rebooted. Desktop appears then resets continually several times, finally disappearing altogether. Shutdown is only possible via Task Manager, nothing suspicious appears to be running under task manager. Shuts down with BSD!
Safe mode will boot, but likewise GUI continually bounces making it impossible to run anything. I did manage to select windows restore but the only one available was the one after the virus installed itself. Impossible to select any other.
System is XP Pro, Intel board with raid0 and 2x3.4 Xeons, Antivirus Symantec Corp 10 latest definitions

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This should let you know what it is

by Jacky Howe In reply to Virus Attack

From another PC download and install these two programs and copy the the installed folders to a USB Stick.

Restart the PC in Safe Mode Command Prompt and run Sophos and then run Spybot.

Download Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 and install it. Update it. http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html


Download Sophos and the latest IDE Files. Install it and extract the IDE files to the C:\SAV32CLI folder.
http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/13251.html

Copy and paste the below two lines into Notepad and save the file to the USB Stick as sophos.bat, it will scan and remove. When the Scan has finished check the log file to see what it hasn't removed. You will normally find the answer to this via Google.

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CD SAV32CLI
SAV32CLI -REMOVE -P=C:\REMOVLOG.TXT
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The Sophos SAV32CLI folder can be safely deleted after it is copied to USB.

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