mydoom and my concerns

  pinnicat 21:40 01 Feb 04
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ok....so i been getting hit by the usual suspects in my mail, but managed to keep a lid on it.
i changed my email address recently..my avg is bang up to date..as is my firewall (outpost) and my scans are coming back clean.
is there anymore i can do and do the latest downloads include protection against norvag and mydoom?
regards y'all.

  VoG II 21:43 01 Feb 04

Microsoft's advice click here

  Gaz 25 21:55 01 Feb 04

click here

Regards,
Gareth

  pinnicat 22:21 01 Feb 04

vog...old fruity...good answer..run the test from the site..all clear..best of luck everyone...thanks
mik

  Pesala 21:11 08 Feb 04

I followed the advice for Windows ME on the Microsoft site, i.e. entering the following command at the DOS prompt:

dir shimgapi.dll /a /s

No file was found. However, AVG still tell me that six files are infected in the C:\_RESTORE\TEMP directory:

Results of Complete Test, date and time 08/02/2004 12:02:36 :

Testing C:\ volume SAMSUNG serial 151D-14E0

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0035814.CPY Virus identified I-Worm/Mydoom.A

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0035815.CPY Virus identified I-Worm/Mydoom.A

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0030149.CPY Virus identified I-Worm/Mydoom.A

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0037017.CPY Virus identified I-Worm/Mydoom.A

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0037020.CPY Virus identified I-Worm/Mydoom.A

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0044193.CPY Virus identified I-Worm/Mydoom.A

Test finished, duration 00:46:35.5 s

134710 objects tested, 6 found infected

I cannot delete these protected files. Disable System Restore empties the Temp directory of these files, but after re-enabling System Restore, they seem to return immediately.

Any advice?

  VoG II 21:14 08 Feb 04

Try turning off System Restore, run Stinger click here then turn SR back on.

  Pesala 21:15 08 Feb 04

The \_Restore\Temp directory contains 22,862 files !!! Why so many?

  Pesala 21:19 08 Feb 04

But the files seem to disappear anyway when System Restore is disabled, so I'm not confident it will work.

  powerless 21:20 08 Feb 04

Its the system restore, so all those settings, from all the days...

  DieSse 21:41 08 Feb 04

You cannot get infected from the restore folder UNLESS you do a system restore. Any viruses in their will gradually be overwritten by uninfected files.

  Pesala 22:04 08 Feb 04

Disabling System Restore removed all 22,862 files so nothing for any virus checker to detect. No wonder my complete AVG virus scan took about 50 minutes.

Thanks Diesse, I know I cannot get infected by the My Doom virus, I only need to worry about Sars or Chicken Flu. (~_~) I expect MyDoom will reappear in a few days, as it did the last time I went through this procedure. If it does, I shall keep System Restore turned off, as it never seems to work when I need it most.

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