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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by chicodude, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Okay, I am it my friggan wits end with this virus. I am usually good with computer relalted stuff, But this thing is pissing me off to no end.

    I did the whole search on it, And found out that it's a son of a bitch program. I removed a ton of viruses that it let in (Since it installs a backdoor on your system, from what I understand.) And I thought I was good to go right? WRONG (Of course)

    First off, My computer takes its sweet ass time to start up and shut down.

    Second (And probably worst thing) Is it won't let me access my Computer(I.E floppy drive, C drive etc) at all. Not through Explorer, and I can't access it when trying to open stuff in certain programs (Like word and such) So, even though I have read up on how to remove it, I can't get to any of the freakin' files :mumble:

    So I am running Windows 2000 Professional and I am at my wits end here. Should I just put my super important files on a disc and just format the drive and reinstall windows? *Which I realllly don't want to do*


    Help-Please-Thanks
     

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  2. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Looks like a tough one. Symantec has removal instructions on their website. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/hacktool.rootkit.html

    You may just want to reformat and reinstall windows. What I do is have all my data stored on a server and just the OS and apps on the PC. Makes rebuilding easy. Or partition your HDD and keep OS / apps on one partition and data on the other.

    Good luck. And stop going tothose dirty websites! :p
     
  3. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Actually, I got it from Curbhucker....
     
  4. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    heh, as soon as I saw the title, I knew this was going to be a doozy.

    You may just want to fdisk and format Windows, if the Symantec tool doesn't work that is.
     
  5. Pau11y

    Pau11y Turbo Monkey

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    I'm w/ Tenchiro on this one. Low level format it just to be safe. Utils to low level can usually be found at the drive manufacturer's site. Just a heads up, it'll take a bit of time to do this, especially if you have a big drive. The next time you install your windows (good time to upgrade to XP), cut up that drive so you can have an OS partition and a storage partition, unless you have 2 physical drives. For a typical 60gb HDD, do a 20/40 gb division, and a 15/25 for a 40gb HDD. If you have a bigger HDD, you can max out your "C" at about 25gb and the rest as storage. "C" min shouldn't be below 10gb.
     
  6. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    The spider gives good advice.
     
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    Pau11y Turbo Monkey

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    Hehehe.. if all else fails, do the gravity removal technique :D
     
  8. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    well, you guys pretty much suck at this nerd stuff. :D


    I fixed it. No loss of data ('cept for the virus....hehehe)


    Just more proof that I rule...
     
  9. Ridemonkey

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    You could spend a week trying to remove it, or you could spend 2 hours wiping your disk and starting fresh.

    *cough* get a mac *cough* :D
     
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    i see that it only took you 3 weeks to fix. wow, you do rule.
     
  11. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    eat a dick.



    I got it fixed about a week after my post, I just hardly ever come to this forum.
     
  12. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    becaue without a computer, you can't get a virus. :oink: