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    Gaobot virus-unable to remove

    Hey antionloners

    My Norton 2003 reports a virus in a sys file in my win2k comp. the anti-virus is unable to repair the file and delete yhe virus...

    I tried to go to safe mode but it got hung.....

    the virus is a gaobot virus

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    Just Another Geek
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    There are about a zillion variants of this critter...

    This may or may not help:
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100785.htm

    Is your Norton up2date?
    Have you tried any of the online virusscanners?

    Oh, you probably need to turn off system restore or it'll come back after a reboot..
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    I'll try to get the type of virus.,..

    i updated norton just b4 the scan and i haven't tried ne online scans...

    shud i do one online?

    and how do u turn off system restore....wat is it neway???

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    Just Another Geek
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    Originally posted here by panther_black
    I'll try to get the type of virus.,..

    i updated norton just b4 the scan and i haven't tried ne online scans...

    shud i do one online?
    No harm in trying and it may find and remove the virus.


    and how do u turn off system restore....wat is it neway???
    FAQ about System Restore
    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html

    Symantec's Gaobot removal tool.

    Disable system restore.

    Run this in safe mode.

    Run a full virus scan.

    Reenable system restore.

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    panther_black, system restore is found on XP systems....dont worry about it.
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