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Old 06-05-2004, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a computer I was working on today and I know there must be some kind of virus. But I can't figure it out. It's Windows XP Pro. and the Internet Explorer works find, but it won't let me go onto or It's on a network and I can get every other site, but those or anything with the word symantec in it. any help

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Old 09-03-2004, 04:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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that's why I don't use symantec..only aVast antivirus!

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Old 09-03-2004, 06:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there are very little 'new virus's out there, any old programmer can always modify damage routines or on-screen displays. All viruses are subject to constant change and are then unleashed on the unsuspecting public as 'new' viruses by dubious characters.
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first, try to Ping symantec websites, if it's:
Modify your hosts file.

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Old 09-03-2004, 12:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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- Weekly report on viruses and intruders -
Virus Alerts, by Panda Software (

Madrid, September 3 2004 - This week's report on viruses and intruders looks
at four threats: Bagle.AY, Bagle.AW, Bagle.AV and CodeBase.gen.

The AY, AW and AV variants of Bagle have been sent on a massive scale, via
email, in a message with the subject: 'foto' and included in a zip file
called either FOTO.ZIP or FOTO1.ZIP. This file contains an HTML file, along
with a hidden EXE. When users open the HTML file, the EXE file is also

Bagle.AY, Bagle.AW and Bagle.AV carry out a series of actions on the
computers they infect including:

- Terminating processes if they are active in memory. The processes they
terminate include those related to antivirus programs, preventing these
applications from protecting against new viruses.

- They try to download a false JPG file from various websites, which is
actually an executable (EXE) file. Once it is downloaded, these three
variants of Bagle begin to spread.

CodeBase.gen on the other hand is a code included in the body of an email
message or web page with the aim of exploiting the following security

- Browser Cache Script Execution in My Computer Zone and Object Tag,
detected in version 4.0 or later of Internet Explorer, and which also
affects applications that use this browser (such as Outlook and Outlook
Express). Both security problems could allow an attacker to run arbitrary
code without permission when the user visits a malicious web page or opens a
specially crafted HTML mail.

- Critical vulnerability in versions 5.04 and earlier of the Winamp
multimedia player, which allows code to be run when a skin file is

For further information about these and other computer threats, visit Panda
Software's Encyclopedia:
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Old 09-03-2004, 12:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There's a FAKE Symmantec AV-newsletter going around that tells people to download a patch to fix a virus. When they click on the link to, it downloads the virus to their machine.

Anyway, it's not Symmantec's fault they're one of the biggest AV-software producers in the world and thus the biggest target of pansy crackers.


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