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Posted: 11/27/2002 5:28:15 PM EDT
OK I was stupid. I reformatted my HD and failed to install ANY antivirus. After a couple weeks I now have a Virus (I didn't know until yesterday that I had the virus for the past several weeks. I was booted off line yesterday and I couldn't log back online at all. I called my ISP and was told that i have the Bugbare Virus and that i have been e-mailing "major corporations" as they put it. They told me that THEY were being told to fix the problem or they would loose THEIR access to the internet as an ISP. What was happening to me is after about 3 hours of being online my HD would go into spasms and the whole computer would slow down where I couldn't even shut it down. I checked my firewall and there were 5 files that I didn't reconize. I did a properties check on the files it came up with NO or UNKNOWN created date and a 1970 updated date.. [b]1970?[/b] I tried to delete the files but I couldn't do it, I got a message saying that Windows is using this file and I couldn't proceed past that. Last night I bought Norton 2003 and installed it. I did a scan on Everything I couold think of, scanning the c drive about 4 times total, and every file seperately ect... I went for total overkill and still it came up with nothing. Today I called my ISP and told them that I got Norton and the scan came up with nothing. they asked me if I got a recient update online (DUH) I told them that "you won't let me online!" So they did, I did, and Nortin did. I rebooted and Norton found that all 5 questionable files were the virus... SO for all of you out there that might not be up to date on your updates, or don't have a antivirus program at the moment. do a scan for the following files and try to delete them if you can, or remove them from your Win.INI Marco.scr Scrsvr.exe Brasil.pif Instit.bat Alevir.exe This IS NOT a copy of an e-mail that I have recieved, this isn't a joke or an attempt to get you to remove an important file needed for running your computer. this is real and it has been what I have been doing for the past 2 days. One way to check if the file doesn't belong is to check the file dates. All of my Windows 98 files have been created May 11,1998. BISHOP
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 5:55:11 PM EDT
You need to check for virus updates everyday if your VP doesn't check for them automatically every time you go online. Trend Micro will scan your PC for free: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ These are just the identified viruses for the last 10 days. WORM_WINEVAR.A Medium Nov 27 397 WORM_HOBO.A Low Nov 26 396 VBS_FOPHACK.A Low Nov 25 392 CHM_TALORM.A Low Nov 25 392 BAT_BONG.A Low Nov 24 390 BAT_DGAM.A Low Nov 22 375 WORM_BRAID.B Low Nov 20 390 WORM_FREGIT.A Low Nov 17 388 WORM_FREGIT.B Low Nov 17 388 WORM_FREGIT.C Low Nov 17 388
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:12:12 PM EDT
If anyone else is interested on this virus, here [url]http://www.ikarus-software.com/news/tanatos.html[/url]
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:21:18 PM EDT
This site is a great resource for ridding oneself of the virus, hijackers, worms and other parasites picked up on the internet. http://www.spywareinfo.com/yabbse/
Link Posted: 11/28/2002 12:35:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2002 12:36:42 AM EDT by gaspain]
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Link Posted: 11/28/2002 12:36:25 AM EDT
nevermind...I read it wrong. :)
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