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Kato
02-17-2003, 06:56 AM
Yesterday my Kazaa files were infected by some type of replicating virus. It wiped out my firewall (Zone Alarm), it wiped out my e-mail, and it wiped out my entire Norton System Works file. I've been running AdWare since last night (probably ran it 10 times) and have removed approximately 250 bugs or foriegn objects. Interestingly enough I also ran Trend Micro last night but it didn't pick anything up.

Any suggestions you have I'll take.

Kato

Rod
02-17-2003, 11:26 AM
Kato,
Sorry to hear about that, what a pain in the ---.

Do yourself a favor and go here, http://forums.zdnet.com/group/zd.Security.Virus.Alerts/community/oview.tpt/@thread@first@F@75@D-,D@all?ROS=1

Be sure to give them as much information as possible. Marianna is the forum moderator and usually replies fairly fast, so be sure to check back. For what it's worth I use AVG anti virus and never, knock on wood, had a problem. It is extremely important to keep your AV updated.
Here are a few on line scanners I copied, but (Submit your question to the forum first!)


On-line scans:
http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/AV.asp

http://security1.norton.com/ssc/home.asp?j=1&langid=us&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=OOMW ORVWHFHMFNZMBBX

http://housecall.antivirus.com/

http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/Msie/index.php

http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp



Rod

Kato
02-17-2003, 12:22 PM
Hey Rod, thanks for the info. Trend Micro is "housecall" when you run a google search. No virus's detected and yet AdWare 6.0 is picking up bugs left and right. I'll take your suggestions though i don't really know what's happening. I'm a serious simpleton when it comes to computers. All I see is the replication on Kazaa and the missing programs (Zone Alarm, Norton, oh yeah, my e-mails were wiped out). I'm hoping they can help me. My boy JackPot George is one of these computer genius types and I'm hoping he can help me eradicate the virus and maybe figure out who did it.

Kato~~~completely frustrated.

PS. Last night I was speaking to Jackpot and asked him why someone would do this? He told me people do it just to say they did it. Yeah, that's great, bust into a guy's computer that doesn't know anything, doesn't really know how to protect himself. Wow, you just proved greatness.

Rod
02-17-2003, 01:55 PM
Kato,
What anti virus program are you running? AdAware will take out spyware etc, but it is NOT an antivrus program. Don't worry what you know or don't about computers. The forum at ZDnet knows everyone is not educated in such matters. There are some pro's over there and all they deal with is virus and security. Take a chance, you picked up a pool cue some time ago didn't you? Did you worry if you knew how to use it? You ask people here pool questions. I promise you it won't hurt, LOL, thats what the Dentist says too /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
You need to learn how to protect yourself, those guys out there as you mentioned do it just because they can. They don't spare anyone. My AVG is set for automatic updates Every Day. It has caught several and nipped them in the bud.
BTW if you use OE for email, just show a preview paine not the expanded one for group messages, very important. It is under tools/options/read. Good luck.

Kato
02-17-2003, 02:06 PM
I was running Norton System Works before it got wiped out and I just picked up a copy of Norton System Works to install and run when I get home. I will definitely go on ZNet tonight after pool and ask some questions and Rod your advice is appreciated. I'm certainly not afraid to ask a question of people that know more than me. Frankly, I don't want to figure it out on my own. I want somebody who has the experience to teach me. Then I'll know.

Thanks for your help Rod. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Kato