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I'm not sure where to start!

by AprilBrokenA / April 8, 2004 3:19 AM PDT

I'm running windows XP and have been finding porn in these files C:/program files/common/adeptec shared, microsoft shared, and symantec shared.

What is causing this - trojan, virus, parasite? and how do I get rid of it???

TIA

April

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PS:I'm not sure where to start!
by AprilBrokenA / April 8, 2004 3:20 AM PDT

I can delete the files, and they will re-appear on re-boot!

April

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You have spyware
by LarryD / April 8, 2004 3:44 AM PDT
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there are other tools to (hopefully) prevent recurrances
by LarryD / April 8, 2004 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: You have spyware

When you are clean, you may look into using:
Hosts Files
Spyware Guard
Spyware Blaster
amongst other tools, but let's get your machine cleaned up first.

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Re:I'm not sure where to start!
by AprilBrokenA / April 8, 2004 7:32 AM PDT

I successfully ran Xcleaner, Ad-Aware and Stinger. Computer is behaving much better.

Most of what was found (as far as I could find) was w32/bagle.n and w32/bagle.n@MM

It seemed to be in everything!

Thanks for the help! now, what do I need to do next?

TIA

April

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Re:Re:I'm not sure where to start!
by Mark G / April 8, 2004 11:17 AM PDT

what virus program are you useing and is it up to date?

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April, Try This Please...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 8, 2004 1:18 PM PDT

Download the McAfee "Stinger" tool from the link below. Once it's on your desktop, restart the computer into "Safe Mode", then double click on Stinger and run it repeatedly in "Safe Mode" till it comes up negative for viruses:

McAfee Stinger Tool
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

How To Start In Safe Mode

Restart the computer, pressing the F8 key once per second, till it loads a selection screen. Use the up and down arrows to select "Safe Mode", press enter, and the computer will load into a safe mode. It looks like a normal screen but with Safe Mode in each of the four corners. When you?re done, restart the machine and it will boot normally.

HOpe this helps and let us know how it goes.

Grif

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Re:Re:Since no one mentioned: Turn off SYS RESTORE to prevent re-infect. NMSG
by tobeach / April 8, 2004 3:43 PM PDT

XXX Happy

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