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Virus Spreading!!! help

by oliverkazaam41 / December 9, 2004 1:11 PM PST

Hi hope someone can help me with my problem. I am looking for the best solution of getting rid of all the viruses that is spreading on my network (actually spread already) is there a better way of removing the virus aside from formatting all the PC?? I have 15 Computers here. Please!! I really need an urgent reply coz its already corrupting my files. Thanks!!

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Re: Virus Spreading!!! help
by dawillie / December 9, 2004 1:18 PM PST

what virus?
what system?

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Re: Virus Spreading!!! help
by oliverkazaam41 / December 9, 2004 2:51 PM PST

I have 15 Computers in the network all infected by PE_funlove.4099 virus, I have scanned it using PCCLIN emergency disk but in dos mode but when I loaded windows the virus appears again..... How do I clean it?? I have mix OS Windows XP and 98

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Re: Virus Spreading!!! help
by rbjwood / December 9, 2004 4:26 PM PST
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Re: Virus Spreading!!! help
by auggief / December 9, 2004 7:19 PM PST

Seems I have read in this forum when removing virus from Windows XP it is necessary to disable "restore" and then afterwards re-enable it.

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Re: Virus Spreading!!! help
by Echo2 / December 9, 2004 4:27 PM PST

oliverkazaam41:

I'm not sure I understand your problem entirely but I will offer what I can.

Get yourself an antivirus like Norton 2005 or Trend Micro that are good at infected file repair. I don't know whether you will need an Enterprise or Corporate level antivirus. You may be able to use a home or home office solution.
But get an antivirus on your computers and run it in safe mode on each system. You might also want to take your individual PCs to an online scan. I recommend McAfee's or BitDefender's online scans.
You might have to run the online scans first provided you can get your computers to the online scans.
If not then you will have to attempt to install the antivirus of your choice on your infected PCs and then run scans.
A few virusses can survive reformats.I don't know whether the virus that hit your Pcs is such a virus.
If it is, you will have to scrub your hard drives and then reformat your disks ( hard drives ).There is a body of thought that once a drive is infected, the only way to secure your system again is to scrub, then reformat your drive. There are a number of good drive scrubbers out there ie. ActiveKilldisk, SecureClean, Cybercide, MediaWipe to name a few.
I hope this helps.

Best of luck to you,

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Re: Virus Spreading!!! help
by Echo2 / December 9, 2004 4:30 PM PST

Actually, I forgot the obvious which is to see whether you can find a tool to remove this virus. Many virusses now have fixes that are issued by the various antivirus companies and can be downloaded for free.

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