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how to remove the virus IAMSAD.EXE

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Tech_Guy_Bob, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. Tech_Guy_Bob

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    There is false programs on kazaa running around as to be simple cracks or patches and what not, but in turn the program is called IAMSAD.EXE it puts itself in your c:\windows\system directory as a hidden file. My firewall picked it up and luckly i know how to get rid of the pesky lil program, don't try and use msconfig on it, the program has a written code to close msconfig on entry if you still want to use your msconfig you would need to rename your msconfig file to something other than the name "msconfig" but if you try and delete it from your start up list it won't work because it duplicates itself.

    but follow this procedure to remove it.

    First click start then find type in "iamsad" then try and delete everything thats says or has to do with this program. Then go into your c:\windows\system directory and click on view then folder options, then click on the view tab and make sure that show all files is checked, find the iamsad.exe program right click it then goto properties and make sure that you uncheck the hidden option and click on the archive option after that. Click start then shutdown and make sure that you restart.
    After you restart make sure that the file isn't still hidden if it is not then restart in ms-dos mode when ms dos mode comes on it should look like this
    c:\windows>
    now type this del c:\windows\system\iamsad.exe
    then restart and your done =)

    if it comes up as file is not found then you need to repeat the steps as i have given

    Sincerely -
    Bob
     
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