Posted 17 August 2004 - 11:06 AM
I've been using several anti-virus programs to try to clean my computer.
Among them: Panda activescan, AVG, avantis
However, these programs claim to detect and disinfect several serious viruses, but don't actually seem to do that.
When I install AVG, it prompts to restart the machine as usual. If I do so, the machine will crash immediately after log on, the only way to gain access is to enter safe mode and uninstall avg or to restore a previous configuration.
Is this a conflict with XP or a trait of the virus?
I know 2 of them are backdoor serious viruses.
Also, I seem unable to open Spybot at all, it shuts down immediately after opening.
I assume I got these viruses from Kazaa Lite in the first place.
Several of the files deny access. I have ZoneAlarm installed which seems to be reducing the symptomns thankfully.
I had to delete a file called SVOHOST.exe.
Also there was a virus called "welcha" which I deleted ussing dll.exe.
Thanks to ZoneAlarm I have figured this stuff out.
Several of the files block me and don't allow access, even after being shut down in the task manager etc. and I am the machine administator
Is there anything I can do other than reformat the hard drive?
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