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arnie
09-06-2003, 02:24 PM
A mate has a problem with a virus's in his computer (pccompany 2 months old). Downloaded & installed AVG. This showed 2 virus's and cleaned them out. Now the problem. Every time the computer is turned on is shows the above Virus in C:system Volume/info/-restore etc, etc .exe. On testing AVG says no virus found.

He cannot find this folder in his computer. Could it be in the registry?

Anyone know what is going on.

Thanks

beetle
09-06-2003, 02:39 PM
hi there i had this worm earlier this month and my avg did not find it so used nortons removal tool to get it!


no idea why AVG cant find it even after updates.

Symantec Security Response - W32.Sobig.B Removal Tool

cant find URL sorry but check it out as it gets rid of it good

beetle

arnie
09-06-2003, 03:02 PM
Thanks Beetle will pass it on

godfather
09-06-2003, 03:03 PM
The Virus is in the system restore files which are unable to be accessed to allow its removal.

Simply disable system restore, reboot the computer and enable system restore. That should purge all the system restore files.

beetle
09-06-2003, 03:39 PM
what does doing this do ? does it dump all memory as such so its deleted? or over written ?


have not heard of this one before must remember this for next time.

thank you godfather we all live and learn.

beetle

stu140103
09-06-2003, 06:55 PM
> what does doing this do ? does it dump all memory as
> such so its deleted? or over written ?

It just deletes all the system restore points

Hope this helps

Pheonix
09-06-2003, 08:29 PM
It applies to Windows ME as well.