Virus identified I-Worm/Sobig

  TBH1 15:50 26 Apr 03
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Have just downloaded and run anti-virus AVG6 - - and a bit dismayed to find I have a virus which the software is unable to remove. It gives the option to remove but then is unable to do so - C:\WINDOWS\WINMGM32.EXE Virus identified I-Worm/Sobig.
Is there a way to remove this ? If not, can I remove this winmgm32.exe file and copy from an un-infected PC ?
Grateful for any help here.

  JoeC 15:53 26 Apr 03

Symantec at click here
and type in Sobig, there is removal instructions and a removal tool.

  mikef™ 15:54 26 Apr 03

A removal tool is available here w32.sobig.a@mm.removal.tool.html" title="http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.a@mm.removal.tool.html" TARGET="_new">click here

  JoeC 15:55 26 Apr 03

Security Response and removal tool is down right side.

  howard60 15:55 26 Apr 03

normally avg sticks an infected file in its virus vault and quarantines it. R you sure it has not done that?

  mikef™ 15:57 26 Apr 03

Sorry forgot norton links go funny try click here and wait for redirect.

  TBH1 16:00 26 Apr 03

howard60 - - am absolutely positive it hasn't - - told me it couldn't.
Gonna look at these other links now
Am impressed with quick response here by the way- - -particularly as footie season ain't finished yet !!!

  TBH1 17:40 26 Apr 03

JoeC - followed your links - now sorted - - and a big thank you. Thanks to all other contributors here too and howard60, if my remark to you sounded 'short' or offensive to you, I apologize, it didn't mean to come out like that.

  ferret1041 21:21 26 Apr 03

can anyone help me? I have a "resident memory virus" which causes my computer to freeze after about 10 mins, can this be fixed by norton or avg6?

  graham√ 21:32 26 Apr 03

Click on 'Start new subject'. 'Resident memory virus' would be a good heading. All the boffins will swoop down with advice.

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