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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by crusader, Oct 16, 2003.

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  1. crusader

    crusader Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone, Since having XP I have never had so many viruses (only had a month) I am running AGV Virus Scanner and Zone Alarm. After being logged on for about 30 minutes I get a warning from AGV telling me to run the virus checker as the LoveSan virus has been found in C:\system volume Information\-Restore-{loads of numbers.... Of course I run AGV and nothing is found. If I run a custom test every folder except the system folder will open and if I run a check on the closed folder (2 seconds) nothing is found?
    Help....what is this virus doing and how can I blast it?
    Many Thanks G
     
  2. Flrman1

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    This location C:\system volume Information\-Restore is in system restore. You need to turn off system restore. turning it off will delete the old restore points and the virus will no longer be detected there.

    See here http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001111912274039 for how to turn it off.

    It would be a good idea to post a Hijack This log so you can be sure all the nasties are gone. After that you can turn system restore back on and create a restore point.

    Please do this. Go here http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ and download Hijack This. Un Zip it and click on the Hijackthis.exe.

    Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

    Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

    Do NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required. Someone here will be glad to advise you on what to fix.
     
  3. crusader

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    Thanks for the info, it all seems very complicated but I will do my best. if I get in trouble please excuse me if I get back to you. You are providing an invaluable service against the gits who do this damage. Many Thanks
     
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    Just let us know if you need more help. :)
     
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