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Got Protoride.a Worm

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#1 dchiass


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Posted 25 March 2006 - 12:55 AM

I have a Celeron 466 running Windoze 98SE with Computer Associates Anti-virus (up to date).

But this morning I somehow got a worm via "don't have a clue".

It seems to have stopped me from running any EXE file & when I try to run msconfig or regedit, it tells me it can't find "winupdat.EX or winupdate.EX". I can't surf to get help on the NET so I am using a friends computer to see if this group can help.

I am STUCK completely!!! When I try to run an EX, it keeps looking for a file in "windows\start menu\programs\startup\winupdat.EXE" and says it can not find it.

Any suggestions of where I should start? AVG will NOT run, just get the error message above.

Now I know why the IT Folks earn the BIG BUCKS, they deserve it.

Thanks for the anticipated help.

DeWayne in Canada

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 02:06 PM

Mod addition to have topic requeued for member review.

Edited by Scarlett, 09 April 2006 - 05:34 AM.

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