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This one is strange...

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#1 GreenLeaf


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Posted 17 March 2005 - 03:47 AM

Hi everybody

I've been trying to help a friend with there computer and it seems they have one hell of a virus but I'm not sure. It seems to have a lot to do with Norton Internet Security(NIS), and it causing a lot of strange things to happen.

These things include:
a) When Windows boots NIS is meant to Auto run, it runs for a second and the exits.

b) When i tried to open NIS manually, it exits again

c) When i get to the program file (eg: C:Program FilesNorton Internet Security) the folder window exits.

d) The Ctrl+Alt+Del menu will come up and then instantly exit

e) The mail accounts in Outlook have been removed

f) the Internet (dial-up connection) disconnects when i went to www.symantec.com but no other sites

g) When i went to uninstall NIS the uninstall program would say "Are you sure you want to exit the uninstaller?" with a Yes No prompt upon clicking No the message would repeat.

h) The same thing would happen when I went to install a fresh copy of NIS.

Now I'm not sure what this is but if anyone has heard of anything like this and knows how to fix it please reply


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#2 tg1911


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Posted 17 March 2005 - 11:31 AM

Run these online virus scanners:
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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