Are you sure the infected file is at the path named:
C:\may17_~1.exe ? NOrmally that trojan in in the C\Windows\System32 folder.
You should be able to restart the computer into "Safe Mode", navigate to the file and delete it manually, but if you want to delete the file in DOS mode, then instructions below should help:
After the computer boots to the A:\> prompt, type so it looks like this:
A:\>C: then press the "Enter" key. You should now see:
Now, (Assuming the location and name of the file you have given are correct and are indeed infected. Make sure that it is so.) type so it looks like this:
C:\>del may17_~1.exe then press the Enter key.
The file should be deleted, shut down the computer, pull out the floppy disk and restart.
Hope this helps.
When I tried to boot up this morning I got a message from the AVG bootup scanner that it has detected a virus C:\may17_~1.exe Trojan Horse download.apropo.d . AVG recommended that I restart using an operating system from a virus-free system diskette, or CD Rom and then use the AVG rescue disc and remove the virus by healing.
I have the Windows 98SE Startup disk that came with the computer. I closed down by cutting off power, inserted the floppy and hit the boot up button. When I got the startup menu, I chose 1, the CD-ROM option because that is what the Windows 98SE Startup Manual said to do. I end up with an A prompt that I don?t know what to do with.
The Windows 98SE Getting Started manual says about using the4 startup disk that after a series of scans I will get the MS-DOS prompt which will give me access to the system files on he startup disk.
The Help page I get says that at the MS-DOS prompt type the name of the utility I wish to run and press Enter.
There are some other instructions, something about if you use the startup disk a boot menu appears giving option to do something about drivers.
I don?t have an AVG rescue disk.
What should I do now?