Virus Found - Access Denied!!

Lonman

Bleh!
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I read the article about the new "goner" worm on the homepage and thought to myself, "hey, good time to download the new virus definitions (for Norton AV 2002)!" Turns out i'm being attacked by W32.Nimba.enc. I ran Webroot's Window Washer to get rid of all the Temporary internet files, cookies, etc. Now i'm in the process of doing a full system scan with Norton AV.

Without a good Anti-Virus running i'd probably be formatting my C:\ Drive about now, scratching my head, and wondering, "NOW what did i do wrong?!"

Just wanted to post this to encourage you to update those definition files and wish you happy computing.
 

jw50

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The best thing that you can do is setup your virus program to do automatic updates. While this is no guarentee that you will not get infected from a brand new virus it will significantly reduce your exposure to virus that have been out for more than a week or so. When the Goner was going around yesterday morning (eastern time) none of the anti-virus programs were catching it but by the afternoon they all had updates that would catch it.

So as Lonman said, update your virus definitions and do a scan, you might be surprised by what you find.
 

MdSalih

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hmmmm....

I've never had a virus checker on my comp... (thank goodness none of u 13 year olds know my IP :)) and i've never been hit... well hit causing mass destruction etc... and i'm a high computer/internet user!

MdSalih
 
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Franky

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nimda the b*tch

Pffff

I was hit by nimda to once formatted the hd and installed xp on it olmost a week later norton start's to FREAK it say'd nimda was running but after a few system scan's nothing turned up so after a while nothing happend and the error's just stopped so I guess when overwrithing a cluster or so it became active and norton bounced on it or something but hey no waring's anymore so I'm happy overall

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Greetings Franky
 

X-Istence

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that is right always update your virsu definitions. This morning the symantec website was down so i could not get them
 

Lonman

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Once you've identified the threat delete all your temporary internet files. This should help stop recurring attempts by many of the script based virii launchers. I finished my scan - Viruses: zero, Norton: (makes about 10 now i guess). :)
 
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existenz

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ugh...my NAV wasn't auto-downloading the virus definitions. checked all options.

Just reinstalled Norton's. hopefully, it'll work now...
 

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