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all my .exes are belong to SOMEONE ELSE!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by allyourbase, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. allyourbase

    allyourbase Thread Starter

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    all my executables all of a sudden no longer open correctly, and the icon for all of them has changed to the .jpg icon. me thinks its the work of a trojan thing, but i dont know what that is or how to get it off, so that has lead me here... assistance, por favor.
     
  2. BillC

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    Hmmmmm. Doesn't sound like much fun to me. So why not do a virus scan and see what you've caught? Here is a free online scan at TrendMicro. That is a good place to start . :)
     
  3. allyourbase

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    goodie, so .. so far i've got...

    WORM DADA.A

    and im still scanning.
     
  4. BillC

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    Yep....Sounds like that is the baddie. Here are the symptoms of the DADA.A worm:

    The virus alters the ceiling for conventional memory, so that the system only has about 64K of conventional memory available. The remaining memory below 640K appears as available memory, not conventional memory. As a result of the Dada virus' alteration of conventional memory, execution of .EXE files over 64K in size may not execute in the way the user expects. Unpredictable errors may result.
     
  5. allyourbase

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    and i fix it... how?
     
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    Did you get an option to fix it at the end of the TrendMicro scan? If not, then it is probably time to d/l and antivirus program and use it to scan and fix viruses. I believe AVG antivirus is one of the best free programs around. I happen to like Norton antivirus and you can get it for under $15 look here

    Does that help?
     
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