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[Resolved] VBS/Pica.worm Question {Internet files, Local Settings, XP}

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mixx941, Dec 31, 2001.

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  1. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    I am running McAfee virus scan (the new one for Windows XP). I upgraded to Windows XP on October 25th.

    I was doing a scan on my system, and I found something strange. I got 2 virus warnings. It is:

    VBS/Pica.worm

    It found it in the following directories:

    C:\Documents And Settings\My name\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W1U3416N\amalay[2].html

    C:\Documents And Settings\My name\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SXEF0963\camenter[1].htm

    The weird thing is that I don't have IE 5. I have XP which has IE 6. My IE6 is not working properly (you can read my other post by clicking here)

    With McAfee you can CLEAN, QUARANTINE, or DELETE.

    I tried CLEAN, and it couldn't be cleaned. Should I delete it, or add to the quarantine?

    Please post back with any ideas

    -Mark

    ***THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED***
     
  2. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    I just tried to delete the viruses, and it said that they cannot be deleted as they are in use, or are protected.

    I tried to put it in the quarantine folder, and it wouldn't let me do that either. Does this mean that I will have to remove it from the registry or something like that?

    Please post back with any ideas

    -Mark
     
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    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    I have deleted the temp internet files. I scanned the directory, and it looks like the virus' are gone.

    Thanks Rog

    -Mark
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    You're welcome, glad to hear it; thanks for the follow-up. :)
     
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