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paddykn

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Hi Folks

I have a very annoying problem going on for the last two hours and I don't know what to do about it. I keep getting the following notice.

A Virus Has Been Detected and Cleaned.
This file
C:WINDOWS\TEMPEMAIL.ATTACH.EXE was infected by the [email protected] virus has been deleted to complete the clean process.
I want to
Find out more Information
continue with what I was doing.

When I push continue the notice goes away and then comes back again. Some times right away ,some times 15 min later.

I'm running McAfee Virus scan.
When I do a system scan It shows 4 files infected but they are write protected and can't be removed. Also if you can tell me how to show you these notices without typing them out I would appreciate it. Thanks again for your help.

Pat.
 

paddykn

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BillC

I sent you a fairly lengthy reply but I don't see it here. I,m sorry if thes is a duplicate but I did'nt want your reply to go unanswered.
I'm not computer literate so it will take me a while to try your suggestion, but try it I will and i,ll come back and let you know how it works out. Thanks again for your time.

Pat
 
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Thank you for your response Pat. The Symantec site has step by step instructions. And while this may not seem simple, I believe it is eaiser than other methods.

Hope it works for you. :)
 

paddykn

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Hi BillC.

I just ran the Dumaru removal tool as you suggested and it showed that I was not infected with the Dumaru virus. However my original problem still exists. The McAffee box keeps popping up saying that it has deleted this virus and also w32 sobig. I just had to delete it 15 times before it went away . It's like there is a file somewhere that keeps trying to infect my computer every time McAffee removes it. If you can give me anymore help I would appreciate it. If not, I really thank you for giving me the removal tool , and wish you a great day. Thanks again.

Pat
 
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Hey Pat,

It seems to me you've got more than one thing going on at the same time. Folks on this forum get a lot of information and can help when they see a HijackThis log. Alas, I'm not one of the HJT experts, but there are some here that will be able to help. Shucks, even I know a little.

Here is what to do. Go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'. Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button. Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

If it is Sobig, here is Symantec's site
 

paddykn

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Hi Bill
thanks again for your post. Happily I think that my problem is solved. I haven't had the McAffee pop up for about two hours. I suspect that when I disabled my system restore I solved my problem . I wouldn't have known to do that if I had not been prompted to do so by the Dumaru removal tool that you lmade available to me. thanks again I really appreciate your help.

Pat.
 
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