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Iris
05-09-2004, 08:56 AM
The following is a message I received from a friend who is running Windows ME. She uses Trend PcCillin and also has Adaware.

Trend has been telling her for a couple of days about this infected file. Nothing else picks it up.

I wondered if she could go back a few days and use the Restore function that ME has and she could restore back to before she started getting the message. Would this work? I'm not that familiar with ME myself. So any suggestions/help would be appreciated




What can I do with a virus that Trend keeps picking up?


Infected file

C:\_RESTORE\ARCHIVE\FS42.CAB (W0204338.CPY)

Virus name

TROJ_FUNWEB.A

Status

Unable to clean or quarantine

Pauline
05-09-2004, 09:09 AM
Hi Iris,
Using System Restore should work fine so long as a restore had been created previous to those warnings of infected files.

Has your friend tried an online scan from the Symantec website for example?

Others may have more ideas.

Pauline.

Spacemannz
05-09-2004, 09:14 AM
Try this site. Looks like u have to do a bit


http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise/security_info/ve_detail.php?VName=SPYW_FUNWEB.A

Spacemannz
05-09-2004, 09:17 AM
Forget that site! go to www.google.com. Type in the name of that spyware/virus and click on a link.

drcspy
05-09-2004, 09:29 AM
the virus is not active in the system if it's in the sytsem restore folder..........just disable restore then reboot then reenable it ........you'll lose yhour restore points but you'll also lose the virus

tommy
05-09-2004, 10:53 AM
Have a look at this FAQ. (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=50623&message=305621&q=#305621)

Nyet
05-09-2004, 03:04 PM
The virus is Windows ME. Format/Install XP.

stu120404
05-09-2004, 03:41 PM
> The virus is Windows ME. Format/Install XP.

That is very unhelpful Nyet :(

Iris
05-09-2004, 06:22 PM
Thanks for all the help everyone. Including the link back to a posting by SusanB. Have sent that item off to my friend.

The problem now seems to be fixed and ME is working fine and no more viruses being found.

Baldy
05-09-2004, 07:27 PM
> The virus is Windows ME. Format/Install XP.

You've probably never run WinME. Its fine if you don't load it up with all sorts of superfulous cr*p

Mzee
05-09-2004, 11:20 PM
I agree.
ME is a very good OS, far more stable than 98.
It never had updates.

XP is very good once you you get rid of all the frills.

metla
05-09-2004, 11:23 PM
>It never had updates.

ME has updates.






Not that they fixed the design flaws inherient in that strain of virus....i mean OS.

Woof
06-09-2004, 02:17 PM
I agree with Baldy = ME is fine for me

Baldy
06-09-2004, 07:38 PM
> >It never had updates.
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> Not that they fixed the design flaws inherient in
> that strain of virus....i mean OS.

Sheesh does your negativity ever cease. Take a chill pill Metla