Thread: My First Virus...
July 11th, 2003, 05:58 AM #1
My First Virus...
i woke up this morning and norton said it found a virus in explore.exe (not exploreR.exe) it said it was W32.SpyBot.Worm. is thius one i sahould be worried about? norton said it was unable to repair or delete it.
July 11th, 2003, 06:04 AM #2
I think what that does is basically set up a small XDCC server that connects to IRC to serve files from your connection/computer.
Are you running Windows 2000 with no firewall? This is a HUGE hole in Windows 2000/NT ... I've seen it applied and it's usually targeted on college students who are on a college network so they can send files fast. This will make hidden files on your drive that you will be uploading to other users who request them.
I've looked at Symantec's site, and they apparently have no other information on it. If you are running Windows 2000, I suggest you format and re-install Windows if you can't find a fix for it...and make sure you get a firewall setup.Asus A7N8X Deluxe | AMD AthlonXP 2600+ | 512mb Corsair XMS Extreme DDR
July 11th, 2003, 06:52 PM #3
im running xp pro but i know that xp is very similar to 2000. any ideas how to get rid of this thing?
July 11th, 2003, 07:16 PM #4
- Join Date
- Oct 2001
- NY USA
Last edited by vfrxsw; July 11th, 2003 at 07:19 PM.
July 11th, 2003, 08:48 PM #5
I was pretty sure the virus I know to do that was not (before at least) able to infect XP systems. Microsoft never knew about this bug in Windows NT/2000, but fixed it in XP without ever knowing of it, or what they did.Asus A7N8X Deluxe | AMD AthlonXP 2600+ | 512mb Corsair XMS Extreme DDR
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