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#1 mindquake


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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

I have a Compaq Proliant ML370 running Windows 2000 server.
It allows me to login but then gives me a blank desktop. When I use Task manager in an attempt to browse to my system drive I am unable to run explorer.exe. The infection has diabled system related executables on the server. I can not access the internet to run an online scan either.

So far I have tried the following:
  • Cant get to a command prompt, control panel or any administrative function on the computer
  • Removed the infected drives & installed another in order to install fresh copy of Windows 2000
  • After the new Windows 2000 install I then applied sp4 and 79 Microsoft critical updates.
  • I installed a trial version of Kaspersky Enterprise AV Software on the server
  • I have unplugged the server from the network
Everything seemed to run fine after installing the new copy of Win 2000, until I added the infected drives, which I did scan with the Kaspersky software, however soon after the scan I started seeing signs of infection on my new drive. My NIC does not appear to be working and now Kaspersky Administration shows that I have an IP address of

The infection appears to have originated from a TAX program update.

At this point, I can login to the server with the new drive I created, and I can see the other drives. I am afraid I will lose my ability to perform administrative tasks over time (just like the original system drive did).

Just a note, almost all of the client computers on this network have been infected as well.

I need help disabling this virus, and getting my server back up and running.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:25 PM

I am moving this from the HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum as no logs have been posted. ~ OB
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