New Virus?

United States
February 22, 2009 5:42am CST
Just a little background on me, I own a computer repair shop and I see alot of stuff, but nothing like this. I am working on a computer with a virus and as I am running a scan with Nod32, it detects every Windows file as infected and every executable and .scr file as infected. I am thinkning that the only option is to reformat. Has anyone else seen this one?
2 people like this
6 responses
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 09
Hi, I don't think that it is a virus. It might be a false alarm.
• United States
23 Feb 09
It's the Win32/Virut Virus. I ended up needing to do a clean install after I high level formatted the drive. It ended up getting worse the more I messed with it. Guess it didn't like me poking around trying to remove it.
1 person likes this
@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 09
congrats..you have solve your computer issue already : D
• Chennai, India
22 Feb 09
Did you try booting in safe mode and scanning? When my system was infected with a virus that wouldn't go, I installed Windows on one of my other drives. (E: drive) Then I rebooted the machine from E:, installed anti-virus on E: and scanned C: This fixed the problem.
• United States
22 Feb 09
Yes, the virus is active in safe mode. It got to the point where I had to put the hard drive in another pc just to scan it.
@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 09
I does part time on computer repais as well.. When I see this.is better to backup the customer file with live linux cd and after that do a completer reformat.. That the best option and will save time ,rather you spend a few day to troubleshoot. Hope this help.
• India
22 Feb 09
hmm i thkn it might b a spyware try runnin an online virus scan n then see or u might wanna change the antivirsu program tht ur using that might help too happy lottin and have a nice day
@lastain (79)
• India
22 Feb 09
I have come cross the same condition. It was really frustrating. But, it can be worked out easily with Kaspersky. scan all your drives with the antivirus and delete all the infected files. Then, it's recommended to do a whole new set up for your system.
@satyakam (1112)
• India
22 Feb 09
Hi my pc was affected like this one virus spreaded in all files ,as i didn't have any good antivirus i was helpless my windows got corrupted so i formatted my one hard drive but when i started gain virus affected again from the second drive then i use kasperasky and cleaned or deleted everything and formatted again,now its ok.