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So do I have a virus or not.....?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Odysseus, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. Odysseus

    Odysseus Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2003
    I am having some issues with ME.

    My machine was locking up on bootup and saying that msgsrv32 was not responding.

    I loading Windows on safe mode and deleted the drivers for my sound card thinking that maybe it was a hardware conflict.

    When I rebooted I got an error saying that Chipaway virus had found a virus in my boot sector, press enter to see details or C to continue loading.

    Neither worked, the computer was frozen. Another reboot got the same result.

    I botted up in XP (I have a dual boot machine) and ran Norton Virus scanner. It reported no virus found.

  2. AbvAvgUser


    Oct 3, 2002
    When you have been warned that a virus is found, it is better to double check it.

    Take a second opinion. Go to http://www.grisoft.com and download AVG for free. Check your machine again.

    Also, when did you use LiveUpdate on your Norton AV? Try to run it and check again.

    I would suggest that before running the scan, Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and end task all that appears in the list except Explorer and Syatray.
  3. joe2cool


    Feb 7, 2002
    Also could run Housecall to be sure

    Good Luck ;)

  4. flavallee

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    May 12, 2002
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    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
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