Virus xpl[1].wmf Exploit.wmf

  porridge 10:23 15 Feb 06

I seem to have been given the title virus although AVG states that I "MAY be infected with Exploit. wmf". Originall there were four files infected and AVG got rid of them but the warning is still there. I have used Stinger to see if it could find anything but it did not. Can anyone advise what else I should try to see if the message can be withdrawn?

Grateful for any help. Thanks.


  Totally-braindead 10:46 15 Feb 06

click here is this any help?

  porridge 19:06 15 Feb 06


  porridge 19:12 15 Feb 06


  VoG II 19:14 15 Feb 06

Download Ewido Anti-Malware trial version click here

When installing, under 'Additional Options' untick 'Install background guard' and 'Install scan via context menu'.

Launch Ewido by double clicking the icon on your desktop. The program will now go to the main screen. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files. On the left hand side of the main screen click update then click on Start Update.

Then select 'Settings'. Under the bottom section 'What to Scan?' make sure 'Scan every file' is ticked. Select 'OK' and you will return to scanning options. Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin. This scan can take quite a while to run.

While the scan is in progress, you will be prompted to clean the first infected file it finds. Choose 'Clean' (or 'Delete' if 'Clean' is not an option). Then put a tick next to 'Perform action on all infections'. Doing this enables the scan to proceed automatically until its completion. Click OK.

  VoG II 19:15 15 Feb 06

Before you do that, is your Windows fully updated?

  porridge 21:28 15 Feb 06

Thank you Totally-braindead and VOG. I shall not be able to check things until tomorrow and will advise you then of the results.


  porridge 09:51 16 Feb 06

Vog: I have taken your advice and used the Ewido trial version. It found two infections which I have been able to get rid of. Many thanks for the detailed instructions. They helped me considerably.

Totally-braindead: Thank you too for your help. I must confess however that the link you gave me confused me completely and I was unable to use it. (That may have to do with the fact that I have just celebrated my eighty-third birthday!)

  MIKE. 14:19 22 Feb 06

Hi Guys Regarding the Exploit.wmf infection. I regularly scan with A2,Avast,and AVG appart from the odd Malaware everything has been OK. I was looking at a web site today when a warning came up to say the Exploit.wmf was present I ran AVG and was informed I had a possible infection.I took VoG™ advice and downloaded Ewido Anti-Malware and ran the programme to find I had a hundred + malawares. After this long ramble my question, is Ewido Anti-Malware a better product than say a2 or avast as the last two found zero faults or do they just compliment each other.

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