w32.gaobot!inf

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Krux, May 3, 2004.

  1. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    w32.gaobot!inf anyone know how to get rid of this virus I cant seem to find much about it on google.
     
  2. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html

    Did you visit this page, there are several version of this virus... ? There should be the right solution for you as they claim to have the protection against it since april 28/29...
     
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  5. Krux

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    so glad I bought norton so I could use a free online scanner haha
     
  6. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    No offence meant, but I quit using Norton when I discovered that Norton didn't see viruses that Kaspersky could see and eradicate...
     
  7. Xie

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    I would also suggest housecall as an great online AV scanner. :)
     
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  8. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    well I would suggest you use one on your system and have a few free online scans as back and to be sure, as I know that no single anti virus program will catch all virii etc
     
  9. Xie

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    Yeah I wouldn't use ANY online scanner as my sole AV protection. But it's good when you've found something to have another AV go thru and make sure it's all good. :)
     
  10. Krux

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    it was that new worm thats been floating around but NAV was saying it was somthing else, anywho i applyed the patch and deleted the infected files and the laptop is all good again. thanks for your help.
     
  11. Xie

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    Good old Sasser eh? I like how the numbers went from a few hundred, and industry not so worried, till today (monday) and it exploded into hundreds of thousands and was on the news as a *new* virus that you can now get a patch for. :p

    -edit- Why not stress on the news about the patch/2wk old security update on Saturday when they 1st knew about the worm and knew it was gonna get big?
     
  12. Krux

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    That would be too easy and they figure people wont understand or wont care.
     
  13. Xie

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    Yeah true .. ppl don't care till its there system not booting or is totally borked. Never mind that there computer could disrupt ppl that did patch. :/