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Old 10-20-2004, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Gaobot virus and a screwed up system

My system is messed up and I could use some adult supervision. I believe I have a Gaobot virus. when I try to scdan my system with Symantec AntiVirus my system crashes. When I scan using an server based scanner my system crashes.

Sound familiar. BTWAre there ant free registry cleaners
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Format. That sounds like a bad virus. So I would say that is your best bet
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FDISK
FORMAT C:
INSTALL WINDOWS
and Start from Scratch.

That virus wasted 3/4 of my working day yesterday. After apply a few service packs and manually removing the bugger from the system, i found that I would of been a faster just to back up what was important, format the drive and start over.

Gaobot is a real tricky bastard to remove because there is a lot of varients for it.

When you get your system back up and running, apply service pack 2 and update your virus scanner before doing any thing else.

Apart from that. GOOD LUCK.
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if he's got XP all he's gotta do is pop in the XP disk and make sure the CD-ROM is first in the boot sequence.
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Do you need Service Pack 2 to protect against this virus? I've been holding back updating to it, I noticed a few problems with some games on my second PC which does have SP2.
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Originally posted by Harper
FDISK
FORMAT C:
INSTALL WINDOWS
and Start from Scratch.

That virus wasted 3/4 of my working day yesterday. After apply a few service packs and manually removing the bugger from the system, i found that I would of been a faster just to back up what was important, format the drive and start over.

Gaobot is a real tricky bastard to remove because there is a lot of varients for it.

When you get your system back up and running, apply service pack 2 and update your virus scanner before doing any thing else.

Apart from that. GOOD LUCK.
i got a friend who refuse to let me show him how to erase a hard drive with an XP disc. he is a stubborn guy who is set in his way and he don't like change
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http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html
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