View Full Version : W32.Netsky.C In Pagefile.sys

20-07-2005, 12:23 AM
My other XP computer started acting up, taking ages to load windows and do anything, also norton kept having errors and then would automatically quit.

I put the harddrive into this computer, scanned and it found one virus, W32.Netsky.C in pagefile.sys, which norton then quarantined, (and then I had to restore it back again because windows doesn't start when pagefile.sys doesn't exist) so I have no idea how to get rid of the virus, as when running the netskyfix tool from norton on the other computer it says that it's not there, when it definently is. :help: :help: :help:

20-07-2005, 10:58 AM
Have you cleared out all the temp and temp internet files and disabled system restore prior to scanning with the AV?

If the virus is supposed to be in the page file, clearing out the above should remove it but if not you could try disabling the page file before doing the AV scan. Never heard of anyone having to do so however.

20-07-2005, 11:57 AM
there is an optoin (somewhere) to clear the pagefile on shut down. that should clear it.

i'm suprised your pc wouldn't run without it, unless you have very minimal ram. in which case simply boot into safe mode and turn it backon.

Speedy Gonzales
20-07-2005, 12:06 PM
Get this http://vil.nai.com/VIL/STINGER/

This should remove it.

Or this removal tool from Symantec


20-07-2005, 12:30 PM
Your Pagefile is your SWAP file.

Tell windows you dont want to have one, then reboot.

Reboot into Safe Mode if it still exists, then Delete the sucker

Only way you'll likely be able to remove it :)