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W32 Virus

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mitzi, Jan 4, 2002.

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  1. mitzi

    mitzi Thread Starter

    Nov 19, 2001

    I have recently gotten the W32 Virus, which I've gotten rid of but now when I move my mouse over icons on the desktop they move and go crazy. so I was wondering how do I fix this problem. Thanks for any help!

  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    Hi Mitzi,

    Well, it seems you didn't get rid of it after all, then.
    Or it's a new one.

    It sounds like the Magistr32 virus, and it must have been there for some time, if it's doing that:
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]

    Try having your computer scanned on line.

    Trend Micro HouseCall is a good site for that.
    <A HREF="http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/activescan.asp?Language=2&Country=63&Partner=1&Ref=EN-PR-AS-107">Panda Active Scan</A> is another one.

    And here's a dedicated Magistr cleaner: http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-746/Antimagistr.zip

    Good luck,
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Mitzi, what was the full name of the virus you had and what program did you use to do a scan. The mouse problem is typical of a magistr infection that has gone undetected for awhile.

    Try doing another online scan here and tell us what it reports:


    If your system is scanning clean, download, unzip and run the Startuplog.com file from the site below. It will place a file, startuplog.txt on your desktop. Copy and paste the full contents of that (not stubbpaths.txt) in your next reply.

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