Posted 17 March 2005 - 03:47 AM
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