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attaboy999
11-08-2003, 10:34 PM
Hey:

I just found that I have Trojan Horse Virus on my computer which has infected the system32.exe file. I have Winxp Pro.

Does anyone know how to delete it or fix it? I don;t want to reinstall Windows again.

Norton Antivirus won't do the job, which i think is pretty pathetic for a 2003 version.

I know it might be impossible, still I don't want to just reinstall Windows yet.

Thanks


PS: What this does on my computer is that it opens the Dial-Up connection automatically every few second and dials itself, so i have to click cancel every few seconds. This also prevents me from doing anything else.

godfather
11-08-2003, 10:47 PM
What Trojan is it?
Theres hundreds, so we cant guess, and if we cant even guess we cant help....

A Trojan is descriptive of a type of program (It masquerades as another application or is contained in another application to get into your PC) and not the name of a Virus.

stu140103
11-08-2003, 10:56 PM
> Norton Antivirus won't do the job, which i think is
> pretty pathetic for a 2003 version.

Have you thought that the Trojan Horse Virus might of disabled it or make it not work correctly???? Do you even have Norton Antivirus up to date????

Kame
11-08-2003, 11:03 PM
The virus to me is system32.exe, as I have not heard of this file... am I correct in saying this? or is there a system32.exe???

Archibald
11-08-2003, 11:12 PM
hehehe Yea theres a System32 file.

stu140103
11-08-2003, 11:13 PM
> The virus to me is system32.exe, as I have not heard
> of this file... am I correct in saying this? or is
> there a system32.exe???

I think there is a system32.exe file ?:| ( I do not have XP so I am not too sure)

have a look throw this list of possible Trojan Horse Virus (http://search.symantec.com/custom/us/query.html?col=&ht=0&qp=url%3A/avcenter/venc/data+url%3A/avcenter/venc/dyn/&qs=-url%3A/sarc-intl.nsf/+-url%3A/navintl.nsf/&qc=&pw=100%25&ws=0&la=en&si=0&fs=&qt=system32.exe&ex=&rq=0&oq=&qm=0&ql=&st=1&nh=10&lk=1&rf=0) which it might be.

Good luck :)

Archibald
11-08-2003, 11:15 PM
Oopps... theres not is there! :8}

Kame
11-08-2003, 11:19 PM
I believe there's a system32 folder, but no system32.exe or system32.dll, well not on my XP Pro. So I think it's a common window name being disguised. Quite clever actually.

I don't see what system32.exe will run as I know most processes that run under Windwos. So I'm assuming it is the virus. I am just trying to think how the person who posted knows it's a trojan when NAV2003 didn't work. Any clues to that?

beama
11-08-2003, 11:29 PM
Try pcpitstop online (http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp) virus scanner if you don't trust Norton, but remember your virus checker, in fact all virus checkers are not fail safe and are only as good as your last update.

Chilling_Silently
12-08-2003, 12:00 AM
http://www.housecall.antivirus.com

Then do a bit of a google for info on it, try:
Virusname_here removal tool
See what that brings up!

PoWa
12-08-2003, 10:17 AM
I had this virus a while ago actually, system32.exe doesn't exist in windows. So in this case, you just have to stop the process in task manager, and delete the thing. You may need to boot into safe mode.

If you do a search for system32.exe at symantec it should bring up some useful info for removing it, including registry keys etc.

Meanwhile tell us how you have set up NAV2003 in the options. My bet is you've got it configured all wrong (default options are so not the best way and cause a lot of problems if the file can't be repaired automatically.

kiwibeat
12-08-2003, 12:23 PM
http://www.moosoft.com/

free to try I use pest patrol myself

stu140103
12-08-2003, 12:27 PM
> If you do a search for system32.exe at symantec it
> should bring up some useful info for removing it,
> including registry keys etc.

I see some one did not read or look at my above reply :p :D it has a link to a search I did for "system32.exe" at Symantec