Help! Worm hit and now PC is very slow.

  kingoliver 14:44 12 Sep 03

Sorry if this is a little basic but my pc got the worm virus. It was fixed using fixblast but since that time the pc has been playing up. Firstly some personal settings were lost and also modem and connection settings. The pc seems to struggle with just opening and closing programmes let alone the internet. Reinstalled Windows XP home edition to no avale.
Does anybody know how to fix this? Do I need to unistall and reinstall programmes and clean the computer memory?

Any help or hints would be appreciated.
Cheers, Oli K

  Jester2K II 14:47 12 Sep 03

Which worm?

  Jester2K II 14:48 12 Sep 03

fixblast = MSBlaster

Did you install the MS patch after you removed the worm?

  kingoliver 14:58 12 Sep 03

Sorry this is my mum's pc I don't know all the facts. I beleive you install MS patch yes.

  Jester2K II 15:00 12 Sep 03

So you've installed the patch.

Have you rescanned? Try Stinger

click here

  kingoliver 15:23 12 Sep 03

Donwloaded and ran stinger. It found three infected files. Nachi worm.

Do I need to do anything else? Should I reinstall XP? If so how do I do this so as to overide previous copy?

Thanks again.

  VoG II 15:47 12 Sep 03

You shouldn't need to reinstall XP unless you are still having problems.

If you do decide to reinstall or repair XP click here:

  Jester2K II 15:49 12 Sep 03

....get your Anti Virus up to date or get free AV from click here

Keep it up to date.

  Jester2K II 15:50 12 Sep 03

Make sure you have installed the NEW version of the patch too...

  kingoliver 15:56 12 Sep 03

Nice one, thanks for that will get on it now.

Keep it peachy!

  kingoliver 15:56 12 Sep 03

Nice one, thanks for that will get on it now.

Keep it peachy!

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