NEED HELP ON ANY KIND OF VIRUS?????

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  1. ranjodh

    ranjodh New Member

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    This thread is meant for those who seek Advice on all kinds of Viruses.All you have to do is state your configuration and problems here and Volunteers here will help you with advice.
    Volunteers who want to give advice are also welcomed here.
    --RJ
     
  2. Saharika

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    well

    well
    nice initiative well i was also thinking of something like this but all people round have not been that helpful so it was not coming up again.
    (by the way i found that people really get bores and doesnt like if something simple is listed so..well when i say use ur intuition maybe most people will say ok thts not something u should tell us but later same thing....)
    so not diverting any thing then
    my computer last time got infected with redlof virus (folder.htt and destop.ini)what it use to do is it use to be included in every folder may be it was trying to space problem..
    well i google and search
    many said that full format is only the solution
    so is that it?
    well nortan didnt worked well
    thks
    saha
    about solution as user i only know solution to one virus that is something called redlof.a which gets attach to html
    well i tried many software av but not worked
    eventually know what i came to knew that it was vb sript virus i used my intuition went to html codes then i found that to every file there was some vb code added i deleted those add codes wow
    it worked then av said there was no virus and i even uploaded it
    it first time my teacher ever appreciated me.
    well i have never thought the virus could go that easily but manually i had to del codes from each file .
     
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    Eager_Beever New Member

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    Saharika, this particular virus is detected by very few anti virus programs like AVG and Kaspersky (Even the BIG Norton, McAfee fail to detect it). I have found that Kaspersky can successfully disinfect this virus. But the main reason for this virus infecting computers is using MS Office without the latest ServicePacks.

    So, I would recommend using Kaspersky AntiVirus and installing all latest Service Packs for Windows and Microsoft Office.
     
  4. Saharika

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    well

    well
    thks for nice answer i habe not tested but hope works
    so can u give link where can i download that av
    is it freeware or what
    by the way what patch we have to download
    may be link will be fine
    thks
    saha
     
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    There is no virus which cannort be cleaned and requires a format.
    Solutions exist.
     
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    Thats right
     
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    desktop.ini and folder.htt are used when you enable the "View As Web Page" and of course remain once they have been created even if you disable the feature.
     
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    You are right. But these files are created in ALL folders after the Redlof virus infects the system.

    Again, you are right. BUT some viruses so much destroys the system files that, it IS much better and less time taking, just to format your harddisk and install everything again. You will get a clean system. Also since the data files (files created by the user, documents, images, etc.) are NOT seriously infected (in ALMOST ALL cases, the data files can be cleaned effectively). it is recommended to take backup of the datafiles, format the system, reinstall Windows, load a GOOD anti virus, update the virus database/signature file, copy the datfiles back, perform a complete system scan, and then install other used programs. In my experience, it works much faster and sureshot.

    Kaspersky can be downloaded from www.kaspersky.com.

    In my opinion, Russians are MUCH better in developing anti virus solutions and hence I always prefer, Kaspersky.
     
  9. munim

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    you from russia man?? anyways let me tell you this.. i use Norton Antivirus and i never had any problem with viruses.... and i am a very avid internet user... i just update my defs in time thats it.
    guys try using linux for browsing.. you hardly get viruses on linux.
    for a start, try fedora core 2 its free. google for download page.
     
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    I never had such good experience with Norton, even with up-to-date virus definations. On top of that, Norton is very resource hungry. As mentioned earlier, it never could trap and clean the common Redlof virus.

    You are right. Only a handful of viruses are available under Linux. I don't have any virus experience under Linux. But AntiVirus solutions ARE available for Linux.

    You interested guys should try the Linux distro by PCQuest. It is among the best suitable for everybody.

    Does it really matter???? :?: :?:
     
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    hmm
    munim .... i agree uve had a good experience with norton
    so did i
    till i installed kaspersky
    it detected some 4-5 new threats which norton didnt as soon as i shifted
    anyways ... u should give it a shot its gr8
    norton is a resource hog
    if i can make a shift anyone can ;) trust me ... when i stick to something i hate change
    anyways here check this out ...
    http://www.tech-arena.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=5756
    MIGHT change ur opinion ;)

    i dunno russians are better or not ... but kaspersky rocks

    anyways this topic is going haywire ... i think the mods should have a look at this ...
    ranjodh i do appreciate ur effort as with the "CONFIG" thread
    but dude give it up man
    no one wants these changes ... they are still gonna post as they did
    and these threads are becomin place for ppl to spam and go off topic ...
    i hope u understand what im sayin !
     
  12. drgrudge

    drgrudge Another Brick in the Wall

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    totally agree with raven,
    when i reinstalled windows, i had to put kaspersky (on batty's advice), it takes less resource and the efficiency is also good.

    kaspersky rulez!
     
  13. saROMan

    saROMan QA Juggler

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    well yah kaspasky Rules......and am telling u this after trying...Norton,Mcafee,AVG,Quickheal,Nod32 ....right after installation it deteced some Virus/Backdoor/Trojans .....which my Norton never detected....and Moreover Its less Resource hungry ......

    BTW bout ur Readloaf.A ..if ur using Win98 ...simply open kernel.dll in the system folder in Dos Mode ...and delete the last 3 lines..which start with "Execure" ...then find all "Desktop.ini"& "folder.htt" files......delete them...and ur done......
     
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    Eager_Beever New Member

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    When you delete ALL instances of Desktop.ini and Folder.htt, you can NOT use the View as Web Page option. I prefer that option to work. Anyway, tempering with system files like, Kernel.dll is not recomended for every user. It can lead to unpredictable behaviour.
     
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    ranjodh New Member

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    i had a movie cd which showed a virus
    ill get back with the deatils.
    just tell me if you know about any common viruses on cd.
    Thanx.
    RJ
     
  16. it_waaznt_me

    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    Well . .. Kernel.dll is not a system file first of all ... And and after deleting all Desktop.ini and Folder.htt files you will lose View as Web page option but it can be brought back by reinstalling Internet Explorer ...
     
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