Help I Have A Virus

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lieb39, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Sorry about the title but it's very important...

    I have a virus, I downloaded it off kazaa. I have no idea what the virus is called, or how I can fix it but I need to get rid of it! What happend was I restarted my computer and nothing except the essential windows stuff loaded, so I tried clicking on a shortcut and it said the program didn't exist. It said this for every shortcut, and program that I tried to open from the run or explorer. I tried to open a .txt file with CMD and I was in the prompt, from there I could open everything fine. Now I'm stuck here and I can't think of what the problem is. It's not the Marijuana virus because I don't have anything beside my system tray. By the way, when I start windows it gives me a message saying "c:\windows\system32\system32.exe could not be found."

    HELP ME!
     
  2. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    You will probably have to do a reformat - don't restore, it will not get rid of it. Delete the partition recreate the partition and reinstal the os ...
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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  4. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    You won't need to format at all.

    It sounds like the virus has been removed (hence the error at boot and the problems running applications)

    Step 1: Run the reg patch from http://www.ntfs.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30279&highlight=reg

    Step 2: Search the registry for "system32.exe" you will find it referenced in the run keys. Remove the values.

    Step 3: Reboot

    Prior to any of that use Housecall or Panda Active scan to ensure your system is clean.
     
  5. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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  6. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Fixed. It was easy, just the .exe file thing was trying to open with winamp... weird.... anyways, i got norton so I will always keep that running now. Thanks mate.
     
  7. Enyo

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    Probably not really winamp ;) Viruses add themselves as the EXE handler so they run when you run a application.

    Anyway, as long as your clean and running a updated NAV :)