I run Trendmicro daily and it locates a file it identifies as a virus: TROJ_GENERIC.DIT. But TrendMicro does not or cannot deal with this virus. The path to the virus is identified: C:\Documents and Settings\Gary E Connor PhD\Applications…
However below “Applications” while searching on the path, the folders identified by TrendMicro do not exist as far as I can tell. And a search of all hard drives does not turn up the file itself. An IT friend had me delete some TEMP files located in a cache but I don’t remember the cache location. If the computer is rebooted TM again finds a file it identifies as a virus.
I downloaded and ran Combofix and have the log.txt file available. I also ran at least one free online antivirus checker but no luck.
Current Computer Function
My computer runs OK with one exception; MS Outlook will not send out emails; Outlook just hangs or times out. Since I’ve had this problem with Outlook in the past I don’t know if it’s at all related to a virus. But I put up with it because I need Outlook’s Calendar.
Otherwise there are no other apparent problems in the computer’s function.
Now I’m lost as I don’t know if this is a real virus hiding on my machine or not and don’t know ho to get at this TROJ file and delete it.
Would greatly appreciate some help.
Gary in Seattle
Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3
Gary E Connor PhD
Intel Core™2 CPU
2.00 Ghz, 2.00 GB RAM
Have 3 hard drives in the box: ~ 350 GB each
Have two external drives: new Western Digital 1 Terabyte and older WD 500 GB
Use Norton Ghost 15.0 for backup
Edited by Orange Blossom, 14 March 2010 - 08:48 AM.
Move to AII. ~ OB