October 5th, 2002, 08:28 AM
Got a worm...help
I recently installed Panda antivirus...was using McAfee. Well, Panda found 3 infected files with the virus exploit/iframe.
It disinfected them, but I'm worried that my system has been compromised. Is this something to worry about or is it a good possibility that Panda wiped out the worm and it will not cause me anymore problems.
I fixed internet explorer so the damn thing wouldn't come back.
Any input...kind of ignorant about how worms work and how they destroy.
October 5th, 2002, 10:20 PM
Try downloading AVG from www.grisoft.com it's free and you get regular updates. It's also very good, often said to be better than paid for products.
Mama always said, keep your virus definitions up to date.
October 5th, 2002, 11:48 PM
I did a virus scan on my computer with panda antivirus it found 2 when I used Nortons Antivirus it found 4. To answer your question yes your system has been compromised! You should download Nortons Antivirus 2002 you can download it from
Panda found 3 infected files with the virus exploit/iframe.
http://download.com.com/3000-2239-80...ml?tag=lst-0-7 This antivirus is a lot better than pandas!
October 7th, 2002, 12:03 AM
Try Mcfee antirvirus and try keep it updated the virus definitions.
*Tip: Don't accep .exe, .doc, .bat. , .com
October 7th, 2002, 07:30 AM
I had McAfee and it never caught it....horrible virus scanner.
I installed Panda recently and it found 3 infected files...which were disinfected.
I'm just confused as to what worms do. How do they operate and what are the potential problems. The virus was described as exploit/iframe
October 7th, 2002, 07:52 AM
I'm curious as to why the hell everyone freaks out when they get a worm or two.As long as you keep your sh!t backed up and scan your computer every couple days(I scan mine once a day)they're not that big of a deal.
[shadow]I don\'t believe in anarchy.If you\'re not smart enough to beat the system it\'s your problem.
October 7th, 2002, 12:04 PM
last time i scanned my computer i had something like 130 "virus's"
October 7th, 2002, 01:31 PM
can you tell me if te online scan is usefull?
and if so where?
October 7th, 2002, 02:04 PM
Seriously consider putting a virus scan each time you boot the computer or if you
keep the machine running constantly make a timed task to do it something like
every six hours. I personally check every file I download. Depending on how
suspicious it seems I make a virus scan or look at it on a hex editor or disassemb-
le a bit.
REMEMBER: You don't have any security if you don't take initiative.
As already djhuk pointed out AVG is good, but you can also get a free DOS-based
scanner from www.f-secure.com