I have installed CA Security center and when i run the scan the stats show that all the HTML files are infected with HTML/Virut.17408.B9 virus. The same virus appears whenever i open IE,Firefox. Not able to install Google chrome.
That is because Virut infects .html/.htm files as well.
Once you have this infection the only way is to format the whole drive.Virut File Infector Warning
Your system is infected with a polymorphic file infector
and also has IRC bot functionality
. Virut is capable of infecting all the machine's executable files (.exe) and screensaver files (.scr) and also web pages (.html and .htm). However, the problem is that the virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result, it may misinfect a proportion of executable files and therefore, the files are corrupted beyond repair. In addition, when it infects, sometimes it will destroy the file it tries to latch onto.
For these reasons, you really can't truly fix Virut. You will need to reinstall and format the operating system on this machine. As of now, security experts suggest that a clean Reformat
is the only way to clean the infection and it is the only way to return the machine to its normal working state.
Backup all your documents and important items (personal data, work documents, pictures etc..)
only. DO NOT
backup any executable files (softwares) and screensavers (*.scr)
or any web pages (*.html or *.htm)
. It attempts to infect any accessed .exe or .scr or .html/.htm
files by appending itself to the executable.
Also, try to avoid
backing up compressed files (zip/cab/rar)
files that have .exe or .scr
files inside them. Virut can penetrate and infect .exe files inside compressed files too.
More information on Virut
can be found over here